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January 1, 2022: Minimum Wage & Overtime Exemption Thresholds are Rising

January 1, 2022: Minimum Wage & Overtime Exemption Thresholds are Rising

Published Dec 20, 2021 12:36 PM

For WA-based organizations, be sure that you stay legally compliant and implement the new minimum wage on January 1. You also need to check to see if you have exempt staff that qualify for overtime because their pay is below the new threshold.

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Board Succession: How to Seamlessly Transition to a New Team

Board Succession: How to Seamlessly Transition to a New Team

Published Dec 16, 2021 04:50 PM

As you prepare for another year of pursuing your mission, now is the time to assess whether your board is equipped to welcome new members — whether foreseen or not. Without succession plans in place, the transition to a new team can be chaotic even under normal circumstances.

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Grant Opportunities – December 2021

Grant Opportunities – December 2021

Published Dec 06, 2021 04:50 PM

Get a jump start on your 2022 fundraising by checking out these upcoming grant opportunities. Not all of them might be relevant to your organization, but please forward these grants to those in your professional network who might be eligible to apply.

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Policy Governance: Re-energize Your Board

Policy Governance: Re-energize Your Board

Published Nov 26, 2021 03:04 PM

Boards serve the vital role of guiding your organization’s mission, direction, and path to success. What can help the board do that work efficiently and effectively is if they have clearly defined roles and duties and have a very functional relationship with the executive.

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Have You Had Your Checkup?

Have You Had Your Checkup?

Published Nov 01, 2021 12:19 PM

Learn how your organization could benefit from using the 501 Commons organizational assessment.

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Ride the Fundraising Tide on GivingTuesday

Ride the Fundraising Tide on GivingTuesday

Published Oct 26, 2021 04:10 PM

Nearly 1/3 of annual giving is donated during December. In 2020, 34.8 million people participated in GivingTuesday and donated $2.47 billion in just 24 hours. How can you capitalize on this wave of awareness and generosity?

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3 New P2P Fundraising Strategies to Elevate Your Efforts

3 New P2P Fundraising Strategies to Elevate Your Efforts

Published Oct 25, 2021 01:06 PM

Now that we’re over a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of the crisis on nonprofit operations is becoming more clearly defined and backed by data.

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How Will Federal Minimum Wage Laws Impact Employers?

How Will Federal Minimum Wage Laws Impact Employers?

Published Sep 28, 2021 03:55 PM

The federal minimum wage was implemented under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. The initial purpose of a federal minimum wage was to stabilize America’s post-Depression economy and protect workers in the labor force. In order to protect desperate workers from being exploited, the minimum wage was established to ensure an equal living wage – a fair amount that could provide enough food, clothing, and shelter for a worker and their family.

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St. Vincent de Paul Bremerton: Gaining Clarity in Uncertain Times

St. Vincent de Paul Bremerton: Gaining Clarity in Uncertain Times

Published Sep 17, 2021 12:51 PM

When St. Vincent de Paul Bremerton needed guidance on solving some organizational challenges, our Management Consulting team answered the call.

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WA Cares Fund Covers Long-Term Care for State Residents

WA Cares Fund Covers Long-Term Care for State Residents

Published Sep 09, 2021 12:55 PM

The WA Cares Fund is the nation's first public state-operated long-term care insurance program.

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What You Need to Know About the Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (EPOA)

What You Need to Know About the Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (EPOA)

Published Aug 03, 2021 03:47 PM

Thank you to everyone in King County who filled out the Wage & Benefits Survey! The public database will be available on the 501 Commons website later this fall, allowing you to compare wages for various job titles across the sector.

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Exec2Exec: Gain Clarity and Wisdom From a Trusted Advisor

Exec2Exec: Gain Clarity and Wisdom From a Trusted Advisor

Published Jul 30, 2021 09:51 AM

Whether you're mapping out a post-pandemic fundraising strategy or planning to assemble a staff team amidst a “Turnover Tsunami,” don’t feel like you need to solve this all by yourself.

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Transform Your Communities Through Advocacy

Transform Your Communities Through Advocacy

Published Jul 27, 2021 04:26 PM

Nonprofits play a vital role in educating the public about policy issues and actions that directly affect our communities. Knowing your advocacy rights – and strategies for effectively conducting advocacy – is crucial to doing it right.

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5 Tips for Leveraging Fundraising Software for Efficiency

5 Tips for Leveraging Fundraising Software for Efficiency

Published Jul 26, 2021 01:43 PM

From choosing the right fundraising platforms to discerning which marketing channels will best reach your audience, nonprofits that leverage the tools they have can make the most of limited funds and accomplish more. Steven Shattuck, Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang, lends his experience to share several opportunities to optimize your strategy to boost productivity.

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Access Stable and Affordable Contracted Expertise

Access Stable and Affordable Contracted Expertise

Published Jul 16, 2021 12:55 PM

For a nonprofit to operate at its fullest potential, it takes a team of people with a variety of skills – from finances to technology to HR to fundraising – to make it work. This can be especially challenging for smaller organizations with limited staff. This is why you should partner with 501 Commons to receive the affordable help you need to ensure things run smoothly!

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Internal Nonprofit Management: 4 Tech Tools You Should Know

Internal Nonprofit Management: 4 Tech Tools You Should Know

Published Jul 13, 2021 02:03 PM

The sheer variety of software available gives nonprofits many options for how to fundraise and manage their operations, but it can also lead to confusion over which software solutions are a necessity and which are considered to be an unnecessary expense.

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Discuss Accessibility and Conveying Your Mission Succinctly at the July 16 Executive Director Forum

Discuss Accessibility and Conveying Your Mission Succinctly at the July 16 Executive Director Forum

Published Jul 12, 2021 12:45 PM

Join discussion leaders Lindsay Klarman (Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center) and Scott Chin (Seattle's Union Gospel Mission) at the July 16 Executive Director Forum (9:00 to 10:30 via Zoom).

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4 Tips for Optimizing Your Volunteers' Experience

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Volunteers' Experience

Published Jul 08, 2021 06:00 PM

Volunteers are the face and the main workforce behind many nonprofits, making them a crucial demographic to invest in. The better experience your volunteers have, the more likely they are to return to give more of their time—and maybe even money—to your cause.

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3 Event Management Tips for Running a Safe Fundraiser

3 Event Management Tips for Running a Safe Fundraiser

Published Jul 01, 2021 03:30 PM

Nonprofits have long relied on fundraising events to bring in much-needed revenue for their missions—whether that’s with a walk-a-thon, a charity gala, a live auction, or another engaging get-together. And while certain events have always carried with them a certain level of liability (think: fun runs), the unfortunate reality is that in-person gatherings today are riskier than ever before.

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Reach New Levels of Professional Excellence By Joining the Staff Development Coalition

Reach New Levels of Professional Excellence By Joining the Staff Development Coalition

Published Jun 30, 2021 01:15 PM

Help your staff reach new levels of personal and professional excellence by joining the Staff Development Coalition so your organization can receive discounts on upcoming leadership/professional development training workshops.

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