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Helpful Resources: Having Successful Difficult Conversations

Published Apr 25, 2018 11:30 AM

Resolving differences of opinion about awkward or painful topics isn’t something we look forward to, but straight-forward and skillful conversations can help address conflict and build a positive organizational culture.

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Helpful Resources: De-Escalating Violent Interactions

Published Apr 11, 2018 11:01 AM

The topic of workplace violence and dealing with potentially violent individuals is a subject we’re seeing more in the news. Nobody wants to see these tragic incidents – both large and small – continue to plague our offices, schools, houses of worship, or public spaces. But what can we do?

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Central WA Nonprofits: Network Your Way to Success

Published Apr 10, 2018 11:54 AM

Attend the annual Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good on Wednesday, April 18 at the Yakima Convention Center to forge new connections and find the inspiration you need to thrive.

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Preventing Violent Conflicts Will Make Our Communities Safer

Published Apr 09, 2018 10:25 AM

In the wake of unspeakable tragedies in Parkland, FL and other communities across the country, we’re engaging in conversations about how schools, neighborhoods, companies, and nonprofits can better address the terrible violence we’re witnessing.

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Get More Out of the Conference by Attending the Deep-Dive Workshops

Published Mar 27, 2018 02:48 PM

Discount pricing ends Friday April 13 for the 2018 Washington State Nonprofit Conference on May 16. To get more “bang for your buck,” register for a pre-conference workshops on May 15.

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Seattle Opera: A Connected Board

Published Mar 26, 2018 09:20 AM

An online board portal helps your board better collaborate, communicate, and manage committees, events, and other board work. 501 Commons can work with you to develop a board portal and train your board and staff on how to use it.

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Helpful Resources: Managing Cultural Conflict

Published Mar 01, 2018 01:46 PM

Conflict in the workplace isn’t something that can be avoided, but its negative effects can be mitigated – and valuable lessons can be learned from it.

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Thank You to the 700+ Organizations We Served in 2017

Published Feb 28, 2018 02:40 PM

On behalf of the 501 Commons board of directors and staff, thank you if you chose to use our services in 2017. During the year we provided 1,200 services to 700+ organizations, including more than 400 information and referral queries.

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Staff Development Workshop on 3/22: Addressing and Managing Cultural Conflict

Published Feb 21, 2018 09:30 AM

When you bring people from diverse perspectives, backgrounds, values, and work styles onto your team, it’s inevitable that conflict will rear its head. The March Staff Development Coalition workshop will teach you conflict management/de-escalation skills that can guide you through these murky waters.

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Operations Conference on March 1 Equips Nonprofits with What They Need to Grow Strong

Published Feb 20, 2018 10:54 AM

Nonprofits in the greater Vancouver area cannot miss this opportunity to develop stronger internal systems at Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington’s Operations Conference on Thursday, March 1 in Vancouver.

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Exemplary Service Celebrated at the 2018 Executive Service Corps Appreciation & Awards Luncheon

Published Feb 14, 2018 11:20 AM

Inspiring stories and examples of exemplary service highlighted the 2018 Executive Service Corps Appreciation & Awards Luncheon on Monday, Jan. 29 at Pacific Tower’s Panoramic Center.

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To Disrupt Discrimination, Focus on Changing Policies

Published Feb 13, 2018 02:20 PM

Ibram X. Kendi – author of "Stamped from the Beginning" – has an important message for everyone: We need to move away from “not being a racist” toward being “antiracist."

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What You Need to Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Published Feb 02, 2018 12:58 PM

Just days before the New Year, the federal government passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which will have a significant impact on the nonprofit sector. Here's a brief summary of what nonprofits need to know about this new legislation and how it'll affect the social sector.

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Helpful Resources: Invisible Disabilities in the Workplace

Published Jan 30, 2018 08:04 AM

Not everyone with a disability uses a wheelchair, assistance dog, or portable oxygen device. Millions of Americans everywhere have disabilities that are not obvious – and therefore not always considered when crafting employee handbooks, arranging for workplace equipment, or setting time off policies.

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Staff Development Workshop on 2/26: Invisible Disabilities

Published Jan 23, 2018 11:43 AM

The word "disability" is often used to describe an ongoing physical challenge. While some disabilities may seem obvious, many are unseen – or “invisible.” The February Nonprofit Staff Development Coalition workshop will provide you with knowledge and guidance on the impact of invisible disabilities in the workplace and challenge the way you think about disabilities.

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Listen Up! The First Executive Director Forum of the Year is Friday, Feb. 2

Published Jan 22, 2018 05:46 PM

Struggling to keep some balance in your life after a bit of downtime over the holidays? Discuss tactics for self-care and ways the nonprofit sector can build stronger and more diverse networks at the next King County Executive Director Forum gathering on Friday, Feb. 2 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Pacific Tower (Suite #180 on the 1st floor).

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Staff Development Workshop on 1/25: Inclusivity in the Workplace

Published Jan 02, 2018 08:28 AM

Having a diverse staff and board and an inclusive culture that encourages people to be at their best are critical to the success of any organization. You might want to create a more inclusive work environment, but how well equipped are you to design processes that navigate an organization through this complicated – and sensitive – topic?

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Helpful Resources: Building a More Inclusive Work Environment

Published Dec 21, 2017 08:00 AM

Nonprofit staff tend to come from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and have a broad range of gender identities, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs. More than ever, it is essential that we cultivate a more inclusive work environment that makes everyone feel safe and supported so they can be as productive as possible.

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December 2017 Grant Opportunities

Published Dec 20, 2017 08:56 AM

Want more funding in 2018? Of course you do! Take a look at these grant opportunities with deadlines happening in the next few months.

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Take Your Fundraising and Volunteer Management to the Next Level

Published Dec 19, 2017 09:11 AM

As we turn the page toward a new year, we can help you improve right away in two key areas: Fundraising and volunteer management.

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