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Who We Are

501 Commons is one of 26 Executive Service Corps in the U.S. Consulting services are provided on a sliding scale. A well-defined consulting agreement guides the consultants, and 501 Commons staff monitors each project. 501 Commons consultant corps includes over 470 men and women who donate their time and services. Some are retired from the senior ranks of business, education, nonprofit management, government, and other professions. Many are active professionals, including professional consultants who provide services pro bono through 501 Commons. Most have substantial experience on nonprofit boards and as volunteers. 501 Commons consulting projects include strategic planning, project management, board development and recruitment, coaching (board presidents and executive directors), facilitation/meeting design and financial assessments. 501 Commons does not do "fly-by" consulting. Projects last for an average of six months. Consultants get to know the client organization, provide practical hands-on assistance with critical projects, and stay involved to make sure that the organization is prepared to continue with the work once the consultants are gone. As a result, 100% of those responding to our evaluations over the last 3 years have said they would work with 501 Commons again, and 100% would refer other non-profits to 501 Commons.

What We Do

501 Commons provides high quality, affordable consulting, coaching, and training services to nonprofits, schools, and public agencies utilizing the skills of experienced volunteers. 501 Commons' mission is to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations and strengthen communities in Washington State. 501 Commons offers our volunteers an opportunity to undertake new and rewarding challenges while making a significant contribution to the community.


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