We started Set Plays to provide you with a resource on nonprofit best practices, board management, guidelines on policies, etc. as well as to create a forum where we can foster a community discussion on these topics. We have covered a lot of ground in the past few months and focused a lot on the nuts and bolts of organizations and there is so much more we will cover in the months to come. The staff members in our office are a wealth of knowledge in their areas of expertise and since the goal of this blog is to bring that knowledge to your fingertips, we will have guest bloggers from our office post time to time.
Today I would like to introduce another member of the Member Services and Outreach Department, Heather Turney – take it away Heather!
Thanks for the intro Hillary! Hello, Set Plays readers – let me give you a little more information on my role here at Washington Youth Soccer.
As the Member Services and Outreach Coordinator, I coordinate the Washington Youth Soccer community programs (TOPSoccer, Soccer in Schools and Soccer Across Washington) in an effort to connect our membership with community partners, build community relationships and help connect diverse populations to youth soccer. Using my experience in community development and program management, part of my role with WA Youth Soccer is to help grow relationships with local community partners and through these relationships help our Clubs and Associations connect with potential players and volunteers. As we look for meaningful ways to connect youth soccer with our community and ways to build our youth membership, community programs can offer a unique blend of these two goals. By implementing a community program, you not only support the development of your neighborhood, but also create ways to reach new, potential players.
Since this week in Youth Soccer Month is “Soccer Supports,” I will be sharing a blog post about community programs and building community relationships – stay tuned!