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News, Tips, and Insights from 501 Commons

Interviewing to Hire the Best

May 16, 2013
Nonprofits spend most of their budget on staff, so how can you find the employee who has the skills needed, the passion for your mission, and the fit for your particular culture? Join us June 18 for an interactive workshop to improve your interviewing skills.

Ready to boost your fundraising capacity?

May 14, 2013
Catalyst helps you improve the internal systems and culture that lead to fundraising success and align the board and staff around fundraising goals. After sessions in Thurston and Snohomish Counties, the program is coming to King County this summer.

Sustainable Leadership Series

April 30, 2013
Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory consultant Amy Erickson wraps up her series on sustainable leadership with some tips on how to structure your day to incorporate time for mindfulness and increase your productivity and self-awareness.

Q&A from Our Google Apps Brown Bag

April 24, 2013
Our HandsOn Tech team recently led a Brown Bag on Google for Nonprofits. Here are our answers from the questions raised by our audience.

Techtacular: Our Superhero Sponsors

April 3, 2013
Thanks to the 200+ people who came to our superhero-studded bash and to our sponsors who made the party possible! From kryptonite cocktails and key lime bars to the operatic talents of the Unexpected Productions improvisers, it was a memorable evening.

Know this if you plan on hiring

April 1, 2013
A new I-9 form is available from USCIS, and your organization needs to be ready to start using it before May 7th.