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501 Commons is helping nonprofits as they change their way of doing business
If you have already made a gift to 501 Commons, thank you! Your donation benefits thousands of nonprofits that use our services, attend trainings, participate in GiveBIG, and access free information and referral services. If you have not yet donated, you can give now or during the public campaign on May 5–6 by visiting www.givebigwa.org/501-Commons.
Reach out to encourage others
In these times, people want to find ways they can help others. They may feel torn between many causes they care about. By supporting 501 Commons their gift supports thousands of causes.
Close the gap created by social distancing by reaching out to your neighbors, family, friends, and colleagues to encourage them to participate in GiveBIG and to make a donation to 501 Commons by visiting www.givebigwa.org/501-Commons. People are more open to phone calls right now, which gives you the chance to check in on how they and their family are doing. Reach out and ask them to join you in supporting nonprofits in our state.
Donations can be made by credit card, ACH, or a pledge to pay through a donor-advised fund or IRA charitable distribution. They can give now or during the public campaign on May 5–6. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and share your impact using the hashtag #GiveBIG.
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.
In light of COVID-19 in-person event planning has been halted. We look forward to hosting an in-person networking event when it is safe to do so.
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!
Online workshops for Service Corps members are currently in development.
Questions? Contact Camille Rochester, 501 Commons Community Engagement Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 during the summer of 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:
- Volunteer Management Corps: Utilize your professional skills to empower a nonprofit to fully harness the time and talent of much needed volunteers, by creating the nuts and bolts of an effective volunteer program. Learn more!
- Prepare. Respond. SERVE: Develop emergency plans for direct service organizations that address contagion and other emergencies using the 501 Commons Prepare.Respond.Serve assessment and plan template. Contact Jan@501commons.org
- Coaching: We need volunteers with coaching certifications (ICF) 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.