As we write about racial issues on social media, websites, grant applications, newsletters, emails, press releases, and other media, it’s imperative we use precise language at all times to ensure fairness, accuracy, sensitivity, and cultural competency.
Washington State has a new paid family leave program and, as part of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), employees who work at organizations with fewer than 500 employees may be entitled to a few new federal paid leave benefits.
As we round out a tumultuous year for the nonprofit sector, it’s a good idea to take some time to review your technology. You’ve probably relied on your technology more than ever over the past several months.
Our growing reliance on the Internet means developing an online presence has quickly become a substantial part of an effective marketing strategy. Your nonprofit's website is the foundation of your organization’s entire online presence. While you may have social media accounts and external site referrals, all of this outreach stems from your website.
If you’ve had to recently reduce staff, 501 Commons is here to help you push through these tough times and — hopefully — emerge on the other side stronger than before. Let’s start a conversation about how we can “fill the gaps” in key areas that may be getting pushed to the back burner or given to staff who are already too busy.
A culture that engages everyone in supporting philanthropy is critical to fundraising success. As long as any staff or board member thinks fundraising is "not their job," the organization will miss opportunities to engage donors, tell its most powerful stories, and express its mission in a clear and powerful way.
Contrary to popular belief, the nonprofit and business worlds intertwine constantly. In fact, nonprofits rely substantially on businesses to fund their missions, and businesses often seek out partnerships with organizations to enhance their brands.
“Mindfulness” is the practice of focusing on your inner feelings and gaining a better understanding of how these feelings influence your thoughts, actions, sense of purpose, and interactions. It also serves a vital role in fueling our creative processes, taming anxiety, and effectively maneuvering through stressful situations in the workplace.
WordPress is a popular and powerful content management system that can do much more than just create blog posts; it powers 1/3 of all websites.
Get a jump-start on your 2020 funding by taking advantage of these upcoming grants.
Few accounting software programs can compete with Intuit’s QuickBooks for smaller to mid-sized organizations. Many nonprofit organizations use it for bookkeeping, payroll, and managing fundraising activities.
Need to get more done with limited resources? Want your internal operations to hum? Contracting for services from 501 Commons can reduce your costs or bring needed expertise at an extremely affordable rate.
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Google Analytics is a popular tool for gathering information on who visits your website, how they got there, and what they do once they're there.
Take advantage today of 501 Commons’ Information & Referral (I&R) program to find that right bit of information, tool, template, training, venue, or consultant who will make all the difference.