Monthly Archives: February 2012

101 Volunteer Recruitment Secrets

VolunteerMatch is one of my favorite volunteer resources – they’re full of positive energy and tips on how to best recruit, retain, and support volunteers. One of their recent newsletters highlighted their new resource, 101 Volunteer Recruitment Secrets. It was created by talking with volunteers, staff, and board members at nonprofits worldwide who have tips for getting volunteers in the door and engaging them to become members of your community. Continue reading

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Is your Club or Association board of directors wondering: what is the perfect size of a board? If so, read BoardSource CEO Linda Crompton’s newest blog post about the #1 question she’s asked and why boards should focus on the … Continue reading

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IRS Hosting Webinar on Worker Classification on February 15th

One of the trickiest business issues for soccer Clubs and Associations is the classification of workers for federal and state tax purposes: employee or independent contractor. Some of WA Youth Soccer’s member organizations have been audited by federal and state tax agencies in the past few years, specifically because of questions surrounding paid coaches, referees, and administrators that are classified as independent contractors. In order to provide more information to small businesses on how to properly classify workers, the Internal Revenue Service will be hosting a free webinar on Worker Classification on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 11am PST. Continue reading

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Friday Freebies: Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

One of the great member benefits of Washington Youth Soccer and US Youth Soccer is that we are able to partner with corporate scholarship and grant programs to create opportunities for your players to earn college scholarships and for your Clubs and Associations to earn grants for soccer programs. Below are two opportunities that US Youth Soccer supports and we encourage you to pass the word on to your parents and board members. Continue reading

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Learn About Windows Live Movie Maker at Seattle Chamber of Commerce Technology Thursday

In October, we highlighted how your organization can create short videos for a creative “thank you” to your volunteers and community. If you don’t happen to be a video editing expert, think about attending the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Thursdays: Windows Live Movie Maker event on Thursday, February 23rd. Continue reading

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Tell Your Volunteers About Possible Tax Deductions

By volunteering with recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations like our Associations and Districts (as well as some Clubs), certain expenses can be itemized as tax deductible on your federal income taxes. It might take a little more time and effort to fill out your tax return, but if you have the receipts and other documentation to support your itemized deductions, make sure to take advantage of this benefit of volunteering! Continue reading

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How Diverse is Your Board?

Cris Bautista from VolunteerMatch’s Engaging Volunteers blog posted a great piece about the importance of having a diverse board that truly represents the community it serves. As Clubs and Associations, are your boards as diverse as your communities are? Continue reading

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Free BoardSource White Paper on Essential Nonprofit Documents

Do your Club and Association board members know what documents are necessary for the organization to maintain? Do you have written policies about board committees? Have you reviewed your bylaws recently? If not, ask your board members to read the BoardSource white paper “Governance Documentation: Articles, Bylaws, and policies” to learn more about the documents that are most important to the governance of your organization. Continue reading

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