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Online Time Tracking Tools for Nonprofits

Online Time Tracking Tools for Nonprofits

Published Jul 02, 2020 12:45 PM

Reporting work hours have recently taken on new importance now that many nonprofit employees are working from home. The new overtime rules in Washington State also require all employees, including those who are salaried, to track their hours.

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Volunteers Can Play a Role in Healing Our Communities

Volunteers Can Play a Role in Healing Our Communities

Published Jun 16, 2020 04:50 PM

As our country deals with COVID-19, shutdowns, the economic downturn, and racial injustice, people are feeling energized to give back to their communities in any way they can. Sometimes this means working on tasks remotely. In other cases, volunteers can be engaged in-person with adequate provisions for social distancing, screening, and cleaning.

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Take Advantage of Free PPP Loan Assistance

Take Advantage of Free PPP Loan Assistance

Published Jun 12, 2020 01:04 PM

Lawmakers are making it easier to convert Payment Protect Program (PPP) loans into grants. Learn how this can be done and how 501 Commons can assist you in applying for loan forgiveness.

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11 Things to Consider as You Craft Your COVID-19 Return-to-Work Policies

11 Things to Consider as You Craft Your COVID-19 Return-to-Work Policies

Published Jun 11, 2020 01:01 PM

In the coming weeks, nonprofits in Washington and Oregon are going to be allowed to resume normal operations and return to the office. While federal, state, and local guidelines should be adhered to whenever possible, you need to establish protocols of your own and communicate these policies clearly to your staff, donors, clients, and volunteers.

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Mobile Fundraising Solutions for Nonprofits

Mobile Fundraising Solutions for Nonprofits

Published Jun 04, 2020 08:12 PM

As social distancing guidelines continue to affect our ability to gather in large groups, nonprofits are now considering the benefits of mobile fundraising campaigns instead.

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Keep Your Technology Secure and Operations Humming

Keep Your Technology Secure and Operations Humming

Published May 19, 2020 02:18 PM

Rest easier at night knowing your IT systems are stable and secure by signing up for services from 501 Commons’ Managed IT Services.

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Be Aware of Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

Be Aware of Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

Published May 15, 2020 03:30 PM

As we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdowns, please be alert to fraudulent unemployment claims being filed using your name or the names of your staff members.

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Ditch the RFP. Try Our Recommended Providers Instead!

Ditch the RFP. Try Our Recommended Providers Instead!

Published Apr 01, 2020 01:22 PM

Many organizations (sometimes spurred by board members) think they need to use an RFP to select a consultant. In cases of large government funded projects this may be the case.

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Emergency COVID-19 Funding for Nonprofits

Emergency COVID-19 Funding for Nonprofits

Published Mar 27, 2020 04:50 PM

As our community deals with the coronavirus outbreak and the economic downturn several organizations and government entities are offering nonprofits (as well as small businesses and individuals) grants to help them get back on their feet.

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Resources for Preparing for COVID-19 and Other Emergencies

Resources for Preparing for COVID-19 and Other Emergencies

Published Mar 12, 2020 02:55 PM

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 is causing nonprofits to reevaluate how prepared they are for emergencies. We’ve been monitoring the situation closely and have assembled resources to help your organization adjust to this new reality.

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Nonprofits Must Take Necessary Precautions When Dealing with Sickness in the Workplace

Nonprofits Must Take Necessary Precautions When Dealing with Sickness in the Workplace

Published Mar 05, 2020 11:30 AM

This article provides advice for nonprofits still operating programs and links to coronavirus resources for King County/Washington.

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Helpful Resources: Creating Great DIY Digital Content

Helpful Resources: Creating Great DIY Digital Content

Published Feb 24, 2020 08:51 AM

The key to successful online fundraising during GiveBIG, Giving Tuesday, or other online campaigns is creating content that makes people stop scrolling and say to themselves, “Wow! What’s this?”

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Gratitude and Connection

Gratitude and Connection

Published Feb 21, 2020 12:25 PM

The 501 Commons staff and board members are inspired every day by the creativity and commitment we see in the people and organizations we serve.

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GiveBIG Washington Registration is Open! See What's New

GiveBIG Washington Registration is Open! See What's New

Published Feb 04, 2020 09:11 AM

Register now for GiveBIG Washington, our state's largest online philanthropic giving day on May 6, 2020.

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What You Need to Know About the New Overtime Rules in 2020

What You Need to Know About the New Overtime Rules in 2020

Published Jan 29, 2020 10:05 AM

2020 is ushering in new rules on the federal and state levels that define which employees are exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay.

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GiveBIG Washington: Workshops, Fundraising Accelerator, Toolkits, & Resources

GiveBIG Washington: Workshops, Fundraising Accelerator, Toolkits, & Resources

Published Jan 23, 2020 01:27 PM

Successful giving days are about more than emails. Whether you have been with GiveBIG for a decade or are just getting involved, you will benefit from the free fundraising resources available to organizations that are registered for GiveBIG and have paid their fee.

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Why Promoting Community Philanthropy is Urgent Work for Us All

Why Promoting Community Philanthropy is Urgent Work for Us All

Published Jan 22, 2020 08:59 AM

A culture that engages everyone in supporting philanthropy is critical to fundraising success. As long as any staff or board member thinks fundraising is "not their job," the organization will miss opportunities to engage donors, tell its most powerful stories, and express its mission in a clear and powerful way.

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A Nonprofit's Guide to Corporate Giving and Partnerships

A Nonprofit's Guide to Corporate Giving and Partnerships

Published Dec 03, 2019 03:18 PM

Contrary to popular belief, the nonprofit and business worlds intertwine constantly. In fact, nonprofits rely substantially on businesses to fund their missions, and businesses often seek out partnerships with organizations to enhance their brands.

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Helpful Resources: Mindfulness and Relieving Workplace Stress

Helpful Resources: Mindfulness and Relieving Workplace Stress

Published Nov 25, 2019 10:41 AM

“Mindfulness” is the practice of focusing on your inner feelings and gaining a better understanding of how these feelings influence your thoughts, actions, sense of purpose, and interactions. It also serves a vital role in fueling our creative processes, taming anxiety, and effectively maneuvering through stressful situations in the workplace.

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Build a More Dynamic and Secure WordPress Website

Build a More Dynamic and Secure WordPress Website

Published Nov 06, 2019 02:42 PM

WordPress is a popular and powerful content management system that can do much more than just create blog posts; it powers 1/3 of all websites.

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