14 Sep / 2017

Tools and Strategies for Online Program Delivery

Technology can help you deliver more information and services to more people for less money, but only if you have the right tools and understand how to use them. This three-week course will provide an overall framework for thinking about when technology can help—and when it can’t. Social media, websites, video conferencing, texting, document assembly, and more—we’ll explore a wide range of example......

21 Sep / 2017

The Quick Start Guide to the One Page Grant Proposal

Whether you're a complete grants newbie or a long-time grants pro, "The Quick-Start Guide to the One-Page Grant Proposal" will show you the exact planning template to transform your good ideas into great project plans ... and A+ grant proposals! For more information visit the registration page.......

21 Sep / 2017

Enter the Intranet: What Confluence Can Do For Your Non-profit

The secret to lower stress and higher productivity is in managing information so that staff and board members can collaborate, find and share critical information, and document the organization's policies and processes so that they can be understood and replicated. To learn more or to register please visit ...

25 Sep / 2017

Targeted Volunteer Recruitment

Recruiting the right people to serve your mission is critical to the success of your volunteer program. This requires going beyond generic messaging and crafting campaigns that speak to specific populations. Register here.......

26 Sep / 2017

Building Strong Volunteer Programs

Three-part webinar series from 12:00pm - 1:00pm on Tuesdays, September 12, 19, and 26, 2017. Learn how to strengthen your volunteer program in this three-part webinar series, presented in partnership with Volunteer Centers of Washington, 501 Commons, and Seattle Works. Explore how to harness the full potential of your volunteer force and engage those who can best help your ......

26 Sep / 2017

Fiscal Sponsorship

In partnership with The Seattle Foundation, Wayfind and Nonprofit Assistance Center will be offering a training that will explain what a fiscal sponsorship relationship is and what a fiscal sponsorship agreement should include. It will discuss the advantages and dis......

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27 Sep / 2017

Online Communications - Beyond the Basics

In this intermediate-level communications course, we’ll show you how to evaluate your existing communications channels and efforts, gather data to optimize your content, increase your online subscriber and follower lists, and engage more deeply with your biggest supporters. At the end of this course, you’ll know how to develop a successful integrated online communications practice for your organiz......

28 Sep / 2017

Up Your Understanding of Nonprofit Financial Statements

Financial statements can be intimidating, yet they contain essential information. More importantly, they are used by external decision-makers who hold your organization’s financial well-being in their hands. This workshop teaches financial statement speed-reading tricks and outlines some of the indicators that Board members sometimes overlook when they are exercising their fiduciary duties. We wil......

04 Oct / 2017

Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat - Year-End Fundraising

hether you’re just stepping into your first fundraising role or you are a seasoned fundraising veteran, this 4-part webinar series will be useful for you!  You need a fundraising plan and rhythm that encourages donor trust and raises more money. For more information visit the ...

05 Oct / 2017

Dealing with Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of interest are not necessarily bad. The important thing is being able to identify conflicts of interest and knowing how to manage conflicts of interests when they arise. Free online event! For more information visit the...

11 Oct / 2017

Effective Online Donation Strategies

People want to give, and as a nonprofit, one of your main jobs is to give them a good reason to give to you. In this hour-long webinar we’ll cover the basics of what makes for a solid online donation experience, opportunities to delight your donors, and ways to generally build better donor relationships. For more information visit the Washington Nonprofits ...

12 Oct / 2017

What you Need to Know about Board Governance

Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Trainer: Beth McCaw Are you new to being a board member or just never got a good overview of what it means to serve on a board? Are you a seasoned board member who needs to help your newer board colleagues understand their role? This session gives insight into effectively performing the roles and responsibilities of a board member. To learn mo......

25 Oct / 2017

Build a Stronger Board

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Trainer: Laura Pierce How can you build the strongest possible board of directors to gui......

25 Oct / 2017

Recruit, Engage, & Retain a Great Board

501 Commons is happy to be presenting the workshop series for board and staff members that has been offered by United Way of King County for many years. The Board Development workshop is presented with special funding from the Washington Secretary of State's office, and costs only $15. ...

08 Nov / 2017

Understanding the Path to Fundraising Success

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Trainer: Peter Drury ...

16 Nov / 2017

QuickBooks for Nonprofits

You need good financial information to make decisions, solve problems, and protect resources. “QuickBooks for Nonprofits,” is designed to get you what you need to effectively run your organization. This class is essential for all nonprofits using QuickBooks. Over the course of this day-long class, we will share practical advice on how to adapt the flexible features of the popular QuickBooks acc......

06 Dec / 2017

Storytelling Matters: Communicating Your Mission Made Easy

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Trainer: Jim Shapiro Even more than shocking statistics, a story can spur someone to help because it makes the cause more real. In this Board Training session, you’ll learn to inspire action, forge lasting relationships, and str......