News, Tips, & Insights from Staff & Guests
Welcome to The Commons, 501 Commons' blog, where we'll be sharing:
- How-tos, tips, and tricks from nonprofit tech, finance, HR, and other areas
- News and updates about upcoming events, programs, and services
- Thought-provoking pieces around topics, such as skills-based volunteerism, nonprofit management, and more
- Stories from clients about the impact of 501 Commons' programs and services
Plus, we invite your comments! Add your thoughts to these posts, so our blog truly becomes "The Commons."
Organizations are more resilient when everyone has shared expectations. But this is often not the case with the board of directors and executive.
Board members who need lots of support but do little to advance the organization are a drain on resources. Moreover, boards that have poorly defined governance processes can be a risk to an organization. There is, however, a way to set up your board for success.
Executive Director Forums are interesting and energizing and fun! You will have the opportunity to discuss all three topics with these outstanding leaders and your fellow executives.
The workplace can be rife with difficult conversations: salary negotiations, performance concerns, complaints about a colleague or client, mending hurt feelings, terminating an employee, etc.
Resolving differences of opinion about awkward or painful topics isn’t something we look forward to, but straight-forward and skillful conversations can help address conflict and build a positive organizational culture.
The topic of workplace violence and dealing with potentially violent individuals is a subject we’re seeing more in the news. Nobody wants to see these tragic incidents – both large and small – continue to plague our offices, schools, houses of worship, or public spaces. But what can we do?
Attend the annual Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good on Wednesday, April 18 at the Yakima Convention Center to forge new connections and find the inspiration you need to thrive.
In the wake of unspeakable tragedies in Parkland, FL and other communities across the country, we’re engaging in conversations about how schools, neighborhoods, companies, and nonprofits can better address the terrible violence we’re witnessing.
Discount pricing ends Friday April 13 for the 2018 Washington State Nonprofit Conference on May 16. To get more “bang for your buck,” register for a pre-conference workshops on May 15.
An online board portal helps your board better collaborate, communicate, and manage committees, events, and other board work. 501 Commons can work with you to develop a board portal and train your board and staff on how to use it.