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Executive Service Corps News

Help 501 Commons GiveBIG May 8

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2019 marks 501 Commons' 30th anniversary. This year we stepped up to be the new of of GiveBIG, preserving this statewide celebration of community and giving. We encourage you to perform an act of loving kindness by donating to 501 Commons and other nonprofits between April 23 and May 8.

  • Schedule donations between April 23 and May 7 at or give on GiveBIG May 8.
  • Champion kindness! Set up your own GiveBIG peer-to-peer giving page. Learn more
  • Encourage your friends, colleagues, and family to give through emails, conversation and social media using #GiveBIG and #501Commons.

Questions about how you can GiveBIG? Email Scott Hayman at

Thank you for attending the 2019 501 Commons Appreciation & Awards Luncheon!

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This year's 501 Commons Appreciation & Award Luncheon was a fun and engaging event celebrating our Executive Service Corps members, volunteer leaders, and donors. Congratulations to our 2018 awards recipients Peg Hunt, Randal Dick, Christina DePaolo, Pollyanna Manning, Stacey Griffin, Becky Herron, Shawn Aebi, Michael Rich, Maryann Tomas, Dion Tucker, Maarten van Dantzich, and Anne Wigersma. You can learn more about their awards and past award winners here.

Executive Service Corps Events and Opportunities

501 Connects

501 Connects brings together new and seasoned Executive Service Corps members with 501 Commons staff and board members, as well as invited guests to celebrate our collective impact on the nonprofit community.

Enjoy food and drinks, great company, and get briefed on 501 Commons activities and matters pertaining to the nonprofit sector.

Questions? Contact Camille Rochester, 501 Commons Community Engagement Coordinator, at

Learn to Serve

Learn to Serve workshops engage experts in delivering training on topics that are pertinent to Service Corps members. Build your expertise in relevant areas that will empower you to better serve your nonprofit clients. After all, learning is a continuous process!

Thank you to all who attended the March 20, 2019 Learn to Serve: Fundraising Secrets that Strengthen Consulting Impact. We hope to see you at the next 2019 Learn to Serve event.

Questions? Contact Camille Rochester, 501 Commons Community Engagement Coordinator, at

Executive Service Corps Connectr


Executive Service Corps Connectr are peer-led roundtable online discussions that will give you the opportunity to share your consulting experiences and learn from each other. Sessions will be conducted via webinar in order to enable volunteer consultants around the state to join in.

Stay tuned for the next Connectr!

Networking and Celebration Events

We hope you will join us at these upcoming celebration and networking events!

Thank you to all who attended our 2019 501 Commons Appreciation and Awards Luncheon

Our annual luncheon honors outstanding volunteer leaders who've done great work for local nonprofits in the past year. We look forward to another fantastic celebration in February 2020!

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

If you'd like to utilize your professional skills to empower our community of local nonprofits to thrive, please view these ongoing volunteer opportunities:

  • Fund Development: Help nonprofits fundraise by contributing your skills and experience.
  • Coaching: We need volunteers with coaching certifications to provide leadership, executive, business, or performance coaching to the senior level leaders.
  • General Consulting: Contribute your professional skills in finance, HR, business, and other disciplines.
  • Emergency Planning: If you have emergency planning skills or experience as a first-responder, help vulnerable communities prepare for an emergency.