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Executive Service Corps News

Put me in coach! HR consultants, executive advisors, and coaches needed

We need human resource consultants, executive advisors, and coaches with nonprofit experience to join our pool of Executive Service Corps volunteers.

Coaches should be certified from a reputable organization like the Hudson Institute of Coaching or the International Coach Federation. HR consultants must have experience working in the U.S., preferably in the state of Washington. Please refer this opportunity to people in your network (we’ve posted this on LinkedIn to make this easier) or let us know if you have “hidden HR talents” that we don’t know about already.

Mobilize adult volunteers to serve at-risk youth

Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) Seattle is searching for a Team Lead to guide the program’s activities in 2018 and beyond.

Gen2Gen mobilizes adults ages 50+ to support community-based organizations that serve youth through programs addressing education equity. 501 Commons began hosting the local Seattle chapter in 2017 and now seeks a volunteer to assume a significant leadership role. Gen2Gen Seattle was founded by former 501 Commons board member Jim McGinley. The Team Lead will work closely with Jim as he transitions to a support role.

This will initially be a volunteer role in which the time involvement will be agreed upon beforehand. The plan is for us to seek funding to make this a half-time paid position.

Read the job description. Contact Jim McGinley at jmcginley@ashoka.org if you or someone you know is interested.

Executive Service Corps Events and Opportunities

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!

Learn to Serve

Learn to Serve are workshops that 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!

The majority of the workshops will convene at Pacific Tower, located in Seattle's north Beacon Hill neighborhood.

  • Fund Development Trends and Models: Nov. 6, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. – Stay tuned for more information and registration details.

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. Thank you for your service to the people, families, and communities of Washington through the Executive Service Corps.

We look forward to your company!

Tasting Party: Oct. 25, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Join us for complimentary food and drinks at Optimism Brewing Company - 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122.

Public Transportation: The First Hill trolley runs from King Street Station to a stop on Broadway East, one block from Optimism Brewing Company. Also consult: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov.

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.

Learn more

Learning and Celebration Events

We hope you will join us at these upcoming learning/networking events:

501 Commons Client Adventure to Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project: September 27, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. See up-close the impact of our work by visiting Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project, the publisher of Real Change News. Meet with Real Change vendors, staff, and volunteers to gain insight into their mission and longtime partnership with 501 Commons.

Post-Life Readiness: Will & Estate Planning Workshop: October 9, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Many people resist estate planning because the activity makes real our finality. And, many of the wills, trusts, and directives that have been created are outdated, requiring revisions to accommodate new laws and life changes. This complimentary workshop presented by Lora Brown and Anna Cashman of Kutscher Hereford Bertram Burkart PLLC teaches you what you need to know about creating an estate plan or changing the one you already have.

501 Commons Annual Luncheon, honoring the Executive Service Corps: February 14, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Our annual luncheon honors outstanding volunteer leaders who've done great work for local nonprofits in the past year. Registration details will be available later this year.