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News, Tips, and Insights from 501 Commons

Leadership Speaker Series recap

October 17, 2013
Over 40 nonprofit professionals came together at our latest breakfast event, and learned how a program quality initiative can improve their programs and help build capacity.

Event to celebrate volunteer contributions to the community

September 12, 2013
501 Commons Service Corps volunteers are generous with their time and expertise! Already this year, they've doubled the number of volunteer hours provided to local nonprofits. We'll celebrate them all at our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Oct. 24th.

Share your National Service Story!

August 12, 2013
Cuts to the national service budget are hitting home across our state, leaving many organizations and communities scrambling or at a complete loss. Your stories can help convince congress to restore and expand this high impact program.

Your Guide to QuickBooks

July 24, 2013
Make financial management easier at your nonprofit. Whether you're a new user or looking to learn more about QuickBooks, find out what the popular accounting software can do for you at this workshop designed for nonprofits.

Goodbye to Google Checkout

June 26, 2013
Late last month, Google announced that they will be ending their Google Checkout online payment service. But here are some alternative solutions to consider in the ever-changing technology landscape.

How will healthcare reform affect you?

June 18, 2013
Get the latest news about the healthcare reform regulations from a comprehensive group of experts at our July 25 workshop. Plus learn about your responsibilities to educate employees and how the state exchange is going to work.

Connect and Recharge

May 30, 2013
Want an easy way to connect with your fellow leaders and share ideas and insights? Don't miss out on this ED Forum's fantastic lineup of facilitators and topics.

Virtual Workplaces and Going to the Cloud

May 16, 2013
Thanks to cloud based technology, offices and the constraints of office hours are now optional. In a time when online polling has replaced phone tag, here are a few reasons why nonprofits should embrace telework and virtual workplaces.