Author Archives: Hillary Beehler

About Hillary Beehler

I'm the Organization and Member Services Director for Washington Youth Soccer, the US Youth Soccer charter association for the State of Washington. WA Youth Soccer serves over 125,000 registered players across all levels of play, from Under 5 to Under 19.

Recruit Your Dream Board Members

If you are in search of inspiration for your club or association’s board during the ramp up to fall soccer, look no further than Gail Perry’s post on transforming your nonprofit board. Her simple advice? If you want to recruit … Continue reading

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Your Board Members Can Raise Money Without Fundraising

Looking for ways that your board directors can raise money for your organization, without having to embark on a big fundraising drive? Take a look at Neil Edgington’s post at Social Velocity about 9 ways board members can raise money … Continue reading

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Engage Your Alumni Through Facebook

What if your soccer club treated your former players and coaches like a university treats its alumni? Imagine being able to engage former players in providing testimonials on your website about the positive impact your club had on their lives. … Continue reading

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Seattle Sounders FC to Donate Sod from Chelsea FC Match to Local Nonprofit or School

Do you know of a soccer field in your community that could use some new grass? Seattle Sounders FC is giving away the sod that has been installed at CenturyLink Field for the Chelsea FC game on July 18th and … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Board Lesson #1: Remember Your Responsibilities

We’ve covered the fiduciary duties of a nonprofit board director in an early post here at Set Plays, but it seems that the Board of the University of Virginia could have used a refresher before asking the university’s president to … Continue reading

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Forbes Blog Post on Building the Best Volunteers

Does your club have a “superteam of ordinary (but motivated) volunteers” or are you struggling to find volunteers for the long-term? Read Ashoka’s Forbes blog post on building the new generation of volunteer – the innovative, entrepreneurial volunteer – and … Continue reading

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New York Times’ Soccer Blog Shines Spotlight on Sounders Women

We happen to think the Great Northwest is the soccer capital of the United States (Cascadia, anyone?) and it seems the New York Times is joining our team. Goal, the New York Times soccer blog, posted a story about the … Continue reading

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Questions Your Board Should Ask When Entering Into a Contract

Does your club or association ever enter into a relationship with another organization or business that involves the exchange of goods or services? If so, it’s important to establish a mutual understanding of the legal rights and responsibilities of your … Continue reading

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The Glass Wall: Women and Coaching

When you picture a soccer coach, what gender are they? Now think of a Director of Coaching – what gender are they? What about a referee? Or a top-level club president? Simple enough questions, but the answers illustrate one of … Continue reading

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Introverts and Volunteerism: Are You Engaging All Potential Volunteers?

In preparation for National Volunteer Week (April 15-21, 2012), we’ll be focusing on volunteers this week at Set Plays. We hope that you’ll use our volunteer resources to celebrate your club and association volunteers during National Volunteer Week. Enjoy! -Hillary … Continue reading

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