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Nonprofit consulting, nonprofit HR services, coaching, bookkeeping, technology for nonprofits

Accessing Services

501 Commons provides 30+ consulting and support services to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes and subsectors (take a look at our clients). We serve nonprofits, educational organizations, and government agencies. While we are located in Seattle, Washington, many of our services are available to organizations anywhere in the United States.

Fill out our Request for Assistance Form or send an email to info@501commons.org and describe what you need.

  • Consulting and "back-office" services include: Technology, data systems, finance, management consulting, human resources, leadership development, and more. Use the Request for Assistance Form to let us know how we can help.
  • Nonprofit Advisory Services are FREE: Use the Request for Assistance Form to tell us if you need general guidance on a nonprofit topic or a referral to a recommended service provider.

Quick Consults

Have a technical question or specific problem you need to resolve quickly?

You can get professional guidance for $25 per 15-minute increment for up to two hours. We will try to respond to you within 72 hours.

Accessible and Affordable Services

Back-office support

You can focus on your mission and let us handle the technical and administrative details by allowing us to provide you with just the amount of IT support, database administration, finance, payroll, and human resources work you need. How great is that?

Projects & Consulting

For project or consulting needs, you can contract with us for a wide range of technology and management consulting work. Want to ditch your mash-up of databases? Need an emergency plan? Set your sights on developing a social enterprise to bring in revenue?

Many services are made more affordable because of the involvement of pro bono consultants and support from our philanthropic partners.

Training & Convenings

We also offer peer-learning opportunities and training for executives, staff, and board members. Find trainings provided by 501 Commons or others on Learning Connections.

To learn more about how we work with nonprofits, visit the "Our Process" page. If you do not see what you are looking for, never fear! Soup to nuts...it's likely we can meet your needs or refer you to someone who can. Just fill out the Request for Assistance Form.

Featured Programs

Finding it hard to hire people with HR, finance, database, or technology expertise?

It is a tough time to be hiring. Consider contracting for professional services. If you need HR, finance, database, or technology support, partner with 501 Commons! You pay for just the level of ongoing support you need, including access to specialized expertise. And you never have to hire for these positions again!

Facts matter. When you are making your case to a donor, encouraging your top job applicant to say "yes," or giving staff the tools to deliver high-impact programs, facts matter. We can help you get your facts straight; secure information about volunteers, donors, and clients; and tell more powerful stories. Contact us to learn about your options for ongoing services or projects like selecting a database, migrating to the new one, or improving the one you already have. Request information and Kerry Morrison will be in touch.

Financial Services and 990 Preparation

All the details. Managed by a pro. Nearly 100 organizations have put their financial management in hands of a 501 Commons accountant. Contact jenny@501commons.org for more information.

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Management Consulting

Board development, strategic planning, communications, and other management consulting services are available on a sliding fee scale.

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Technology Services

We can develop and maintain your technology infrastructure, intranet, board portal, and database. The right technology makes staff more productive and protects your data.

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Human Resources Services

Tap our HR expertise, delivered with a focus on your DEI/IDEA goals and legal compliance. Services include ongoing HR Partner Services and HR consulting. We can help you recruit and support your team.

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Financial Services

Focus on your mission, knowing your finances are in the hands of experts. We provide financial consulting, trainings, ongoing bookkeeping services, and 990 preparation.

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Leadership Support & Development

Choose a leadership coach or executive advisor who can provide you with support and help you gain insight.

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501 Commons' Events & Training Opportunities

501 Commons offers workshop events and training classes designed to meet the needs of nonprofit professionals.

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