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

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501 Commons provides more than 30 nonprofit consulting and support services to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes and subsectors. (Check out our clients.) Fill out our Request for Assistance Form to learn more.

Back-office support

You can focus on your mission and let us handle the technical and administrative details by providing you with just the amount of  IT support, database administration, finance, payroll, and human resources 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 nonprofit consulting needs. 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.

Action-learning Programs

We also offer several action-learning programs to cohorts of organizations where you learn together while tackling your own organizational issues. Plus, we provide peer-learning opportunities and training for executives, staff, and board members.

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...likely we can meet your needs or refer you to someone who can. Just fill out the Request for Assistance Form.

Featured Programs

We are currently seeking organizations in the Puget Sound area that want to develop or improving their fundraising practices. Join the 2018 Catalyst program (June - December 2018). You will form a team in your organization and complete an assessment of your fundraising practices, create a plan for improving your fundraising capacity, develop a fundraising plan, multiyear budget and a case statement. 501 Commons provides two consultants to help you with this process.  This rigorous program can set up an organization for success in fundraising. Contact Catherine to learn more.

Having the right technology can power-up your mission and make your staff more productive. Not sure what to do and how to prioritize your needs? Join the Plan IT program, next offered in Spring 2019. Contact Jim for more information.

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Management Consulting

Whether you need board development, strategic planning, communications help or any other consulting service, we can provide you with expert - and affordable - consultants.

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Technology Services

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

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Human Resources Services

We also provide ongoing HR advice and assistance or human resources consulting services to help you care for your most important resource: your staff.

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Financial Services

We will help you manage your money while you manage your mission. We can do payroll, 990's and ongoing bookkeeping services. We also provide training for staff and boards and set up your financial systems and policies.

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Leadership Development

Affordable convenings, learning opportunities, coaches, and executive advisors are available to provide nonprofit leaders with the support they need to lead effectively.

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Action-Learning Programs

Use our focused planning programs to strengthen your organization while learning from others. Thanks to our funders for making Plan IT, HR Toolkit, Springboard, Volunteer Manager Corps and Catalyst accessible to all!

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501 Commons' Events & Training Opportunities

501 Commons offers events and trainings designed to meet the needs of nonprofit professionals.

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Meeting, Conference and Event Space in Pacific Tower

If you are looking for space for board meetings, program gatherings, fundraisers and other important events in King County, please consider Pacific Tower!