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Learn How to Turn Your "Likes" Into Meaningful Action at Idealware's 6-part Social Media Toolkit Webinar Series

Published Nov 21, 2017 01:08 PM

Posting on your organization’s Facebook or Twitter can be fun and enlightening, but does it result in meaningful support or other benefits?

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Helpful Resources: Increase your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Published Nov 20, 2017 01:49 PM

Many people in our sector are feeling high levels of stress. Added to the usual challenges of our sector are concerns about federal actions and changes to laws that will impact the people we serve and our community. What can help you navigate through these murky waters? Building your Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

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Changes to Employment Laws - What Washington's Nonprofits Need to Know

Published Nov 13, 2017 09:55 AM

Starting on January 1, 2018, employees working for Washington State nonprofits will have improved benefits because of legislative changes requiring employers to offer paid sick leave, as well as increases to the minimum wage over several years. There are also changes coming in 2020 to expand access to Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML).

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Worry Less By Outsourcing More to 501 Commons

Published Nov 02, 2017 09:25 AM

If you're trying to accomplish more (and who isn't?), consider the benefits of contracting back office functions to 501 Commons.

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Be Inspired at the 2017 Inland Northwest Conference

Published Oct 05, 2017 09:23 AM

If you are in central or eastern Washington take advantage of the Inland Northwest Conference for the Greater Good. Hosted by Washington Nonprofits, this conference allows you to step back from the fray and reflect upon your progress, connect with like-minded peers, and discover new ways to increase your impact.

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WORKSHOP: Advocate Bolder and Wiser Than Ever Before on Oct. 31

Published Oct 04, 2017 12:42 PM

Nonprofits have a responsibility to stand up for changes that benefit the community interests they serve. Imagine how different our state would look if every nonprofit engaged in advocacy to advance public understanding of their issue and to galvanize action by city, county, state, and federal legislators!

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Helpful Resources: Advocacy Guidelines for Nonprofits

Published Sep 26, 2017 09:01 AM

Nonprofits have a responsibility to stand up for changes that benefit the community interests they serve. Imagine how different our state would look if every nonprofit engaged in advocacy to advance public understanding of their issue and to galvanize action by city, county, state, and federal legislators!

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Make Data an Ally in Your Mission

Published Sep 13, 2017 03:11 PM

"Data" isn't just numbers or words on a screen. It can be a powerful tool to help your nonprofit make informed decisions about fundraising, program development, marketing, hiring, volunteer management, cultivating relationships with donors, bookkeeping, and so on.

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Wiki Sites, Intranets, Board Portals, Oh My!

Published Aug 28, 2017 09:04 AM

The secret to lower stress and higher productivity is in managing information so that staff and board members can collaborate, find and share critical information, and document the organization's policies and processes so that they can be universally understood and replicated.

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Helpful Resources: Budgeting and Funding Technology Upgrades

Published Aug 24, 2017 02:11 PM

Now is the time when many of you are thinking about next year's budget. Are you thinking about making room for technology upgrades? Make sure you have a plan to do so in 2018!

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Make Your Voice Heard About the Overtime Rules Before Sept. 25, 2017

Published Aug 21, 2017 11:50 AM

Remember the overtime rule changes we talked so much about last year? The Department of Labor (DOL) is once again soliciting input on the overtime rules. This is your chance to make your voice heard!

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Executive Advising and Leadership Coaching: Who's in Your Corner?

Published Aug 10, 2017 09:00 AM

Sometimes, we all need someone who will stand in our corner when times get tough. Inquire today about our Executive Advising and Leadership Coaching programs to get matched with someone who can deliver that much needed support.

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Soundview School: Stable Technology Empowers Students to Learn

Published Aug 08, 2017 08:05 AM

For more than 20 years, Soundview School has educated their students to become innovative thinkers, ethical citizens, and compassionate leaders.

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Helpful Resources: Leadership Development

Published Jul 26, 2017 10:09 AM

Quality leadership at the top is critical to the success of every nonprofit. So what can you do to further hone your leadership skills and your ability to navigate through challenges?

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We Keep Our IT Customers Satisfied. Do You Want to Be Next?

Published Jul 20, 2017 11:25 AM

Not sure if your organization needs IT help? Consider this:

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How the Washington Family Leave Act Affects Nonprofits

Published Jul 19, 2017 11:55 AM

In early July, the legislature passed the Washington Family Leave Act (FLA), which provides eligible workers up to 12 weeks of paid protected leave for the birth or adoption of a child or for leave when the employee or a family member (including registered domestic partners) faces a serious health condition.

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Helpful Resources: Financial Management

Published Jul 03, 2017 01:15 PM

Sound financial management is a must for nonprofits. It's necessary for maintaining compliance with local and federal laws, reporting back to funders, and keeping the organization running smoothly. We share with you important resources on financial management that you should keep bookmarked for future reference.

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Grant Opportunities - June 2017

Published Jun 27, 2017 08:21 AM

Summer is finally here, but don't let your fundraising go on vacation! Check out these grant opportunities with deadlines happening in the next few weeks or months.

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QuickBooks Made Easy on July 20: Better Accounting Means Better Fundraising

Published Jun 21, 2017 12:25 PM

Like peanut butter and jelly, vibrant fundraising and sound financial practices just naturally go together. Join us for "QuickBooks Made Easy" on Thursday, July 20 at the 2100 Building (Seattle) so that you can take your accounting practices - and fundraising - to the next level.

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We Can Help You Strengthen Your Volunteer Management Practices

Published Jun 19, 2017 08:37 AM

Your volunteers can reap benefits for your organization far beyond the time and talent they already provide. Committed volunteers may also become major donors, expert consultants, project leads, board members, and public advocates if proper time is spent cultivating these relationships.

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