Monthly Archives: November 2011

Create a Mission Statement That Says Something

The old adage is that actions speak louder than words. Well, how does your organization know what actions to take? As nonprofit organizations, our actions should be guided by our mission statement. The mission statement is the cornerstone of your organization’s identity and it’s important for your board to occasionally revisit your mission statement to see if the organization is following its mission and to see if the mission statement needs to be updated to reflect a change in the needs of your membership or community. Continue reading

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Mix it Up in a Fundraising Campaign with No-Money Asks

Is your organization thinking about running a fundraising campaign? Take a look at “Asking for Money AND Something Else” on Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog for ways to engage your members and community by alternating donation requests with “no-money” requests, such … Continue reading

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In the News: Sepp Blatter’s Comments on Racism

It’s likely that racism in soccer will continue to be a topic in the news this week after FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s comments. Our organization’s mission is to develop players not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. How can we turn these discussions to character-building opportunities? If the comments come up in conversations with your members, how will your organization handle it? Continue reading

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Connecting with your Community: Making Cold Calls

You may never get over the general discomfort of making a cold call but you can get better at it! To improve your cold calling skills and build membership, here are a few tips that can help you make the call and get results. Continue reading

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Nominate a High School Soccer Player for the Inspireum Soccer Awards!

Do you know of a high school-aged soccer player in your Club, Association, or on a local high school team that inspires and leads their team and community? Nominate them for the Inspireum Soccer Awards and they could be win … Continue reading

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Fill Out Our Survey About Advertising for Registration!

Our marketing department is beginning to put together resources for our Clubs and Associations about advertising and promotion of your organizations in your local community, but first we’d like to hear what you’re already doing so we can make sure … Continue reading

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Community Project Opportunity through Leadership Tomorrow Seattle – Application Deadline Next Wednesday

A great way to connect with your community is to become a member of your local chamber of commerce. Washington Youth Soccer is a member of both the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, … Continue reading

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Great Messaging: Rick Steves

Rick Steves posted about the situation in the Cinque Terre on his travel blog yesterday and told a great story about his connection to the region, personalizing his company’s response to this natural disaster in a region that is heavily supported by tourist travel, including Rick Steves tours. Using an emotional plea can be an extremely effective tool in fundraising or retention of members/volunteers/donors. Continue reading

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