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Lift Up the Voices of Nonprofits

Lift Up the Voices of Nonprofits

Published Apr 07, 2022 02:45 PM

There’s no better time to lift up the voices of the nonprofit sector than now, especially with the various challenges our communities are facing.

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A Crash Course in Solicitation Registration for Nonprofits

A Crash Course in Solicitation Registration for Nonprofits

Published Apr 04, 2022 11:55 AM

Like all organizations, nonprofits are subject to a range of regulations that dictate how they can and cannot operate in particular jurisdictions. As a nonprofit professional, one of the most important and prominent regulations you’ve likely encountered is charitable solicitation registration.

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Beyond Birthday Fundraisers: Ways to Use Social Fundraising

Beyond Birthday Fundraisers: Ways to Use Social Fundraising

Published Mar 28, 2022 05:34 PM

If you search on Google for the term "Facebook fundraising" in 2022, you might still see developments from 2017 (such as Facebook (Meta) releasing “birthday fundraisers”) as some of the top trending topics.

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Access Free Volunteer Management Consulting Today!

Access Free Volunteer Management Consulting Today!

Published Mar 21, 2022 11:17 AM

Thanks to our partnership with Serve Washington, you can access high-quality volunteer management consulting services for free to help you enhance and sustain the ways you engage volunteers.

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Legislative Sessions Are in Full Swing. Is Your Lobbying Legal?

Legislative Sessions Are in Full Swing. Is Your Lobbying Legal?

Published Jan 25, 2022 12:55 PM

The move to virtual hearings and meetings with legislators in most states has allowed many more nonprofits to be actively engaging in proposing changes to the law and funding to benefit the community.

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4 Tips for Successfully Hiring a Major Gifts Officer

4 Tips for Successfully Hiring a Major Gifts Officer

Published Jan 20, 2022 10:43 AM

Major gift officers (MGOs) are nonprofit staff members whose sole job is to secure major gifts for your organization. Depending on the size of your nonprofit, you may rely on one MGO or a team of officers who work in tandem.

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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 09:55 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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