Anticipation is building for the 2013 Washington State Nonprofit Conference, which is this Fri., May 17 in Bellevue. Our staff and service corps members will be among this year's presenters, discussing solutions on a shoestring and innovative approaches to nonprofit challenges.
Global professional services company Deloitte and 501 Commons may not appear very similar at first glance, but both organizations are dedicated to helping nonprofits strengthen their management and effectively use technology.
We’re proud to partner with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a sponsor for the upcoming Techtacular (April 4 at the HUB Ballroom)! Learn more about the Gates Foundation’s commitment to the nonprofit community and why they’ve chosen to support 501 Commons.
During times of organizational change and stress, most leaders are comfortable with doing, but finding the time to reflect is important too. Guest blogger Amy Erickson continues her series on leading with the wise mind.
501 Commons and United Way of King County are pleased to announce the selection of 32 health and human services organizations to participate in the United Way Volunteer Impact Partnership’s (VIP) two feature programs, VIP 360 and VIP Manager Corps.
Bringing together the best and brightest from Northwest technology, nonprofits, and philanthropy. Join us April 4 at the HUB Ballroom (parking at Padelford) for good food, good people, and stories of nonprofits wielding their superpowers to change the world. Thanks to our sponsors: Microsoft, Deloitte, Presidio, Gates Foundation, Accenture, SAP, Point B, Avanade, PwC, CA Technologies, Verizon, IBM, AT&T, Cisco, Dell, Oracle, Plaster Group, Salesforce.com, Savvis, Slalom Consulting, and Sprint.
Tired of worrying about whether you e-mailed yourself the newest edits of your proposal? What happens if you forget your flash drive at home? Learn more about the HandsOn Tech Team's upcoming workshop and get some more information on popular cloud storage options.
The word sustainability is everywhere. If you think of yourself as a system to sustain, how can you maintain your viability as a nonprofit leader when you consider that a top challenge for many leaders is knowing which fire to put out first? Guest blogger Amy Erickson shares some insights on sustainable leadership.
Originally published on the NPower blog, this post review the free image editor tool - Paint.net. Need to create a quick drawing or diagram? Want to touch up a photograph? If you’re using a Windows-based computer, here’s a free, light-weight photo editor that is simple to use. Read more...
In honor of the HandsOn Tech Team's upcoming Social Media 101 presentation (it's free!), here are some resources for those dipping their toe in the social media pool.
Originally published on the NPower blog in March 2012, this post highlights the forward-thinking work being done by three Seattle-area nonprofits in providing good mobile web experiences. Click through to learn more about these nonprofits and gain some tips and resources to help your nonprofit get mobile-ready.
If you resolved to help others and volunteer more in 2013, we have several great opportunities for you! From social service agencies to arts organizations, you can put your skills to work to support nonprofits.
From time to time, our consultants put together posts about technology issues, how-tos or best practices. This post comes from Patrick, our Senior Database and Online Services Consultant, he spends much of his day working with clients to help customize, implement and learn Salesforce databases. In this post, Patrick discusses common issues that can arise for organizations seeking further customization.
We often talk with nonprofits about how to better use their website to tell their story. Websites are a key tool in strengthening engagement of donors, volunteers, and partners. With our own website redesign, it was time to take our own advice. Visit a bit and let us know what you think.
501 Commons presents an informative introduction to Policy Governance on January 22, 5-8pm. Get a solid understanding of the principles and practices of this fast growing approach to nonprofit governance.
Originally published on the NPower blog, this post was written by NPower consultants seeking to provide some helpful information regarding security policies and mobile devices. Click through for details about smartphone usage, security, and more.
During the Google Apps for Nonprofits training on Nov 7, audience members wrote related questions into a shared document for the Tech Corps to later answer. This blog are the responses to those questions.
Using an online password manager throughout your organization can not only save staff time, it can protect important records and information and avoid fraud.