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.

Happy National Volunteer Week, April 15-21!

President Barack Obama officially proclaimed next week as National Volunteer Week and we’re pretty excited to celebrate all the volunteers who make Washington Youth Soccer the great organization that it is. This week at Set Plays, we’ll be sharing resources … Continue reading

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What Can Your Board of Directors Do to Reduce Financial Risk?

If you’re a board member at a nonprofit, you have a fiduciary duty to the organization to make sure that the organization is run with care for the mission, programs, and finances (see our previous post on fiduciary duty). Perhaps … Continue reading

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Track Volunteer Hours and Win Prizes with the Cabot Creamery Reward Volunteers App

We know how valuable volunteer time is – without it, Washington Youth Soccer wouldn’t exist! So, how can you help reward your nonprofit’s volunteers and how can your volunteers help reward you? Check out the free Cabot Creamery Reward Volunteers iPhone app and web app and start logging volunteer hours with your organization. Continue reading

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Missed the 2012 US Youth Soccer Workshop? Check Out the Presentation Slides Online!

I was lucky enough to attend last year’s US Youth Soccer Workshop in Louisville, Kentucky, and even luckier to attend the workshop in Boston this February. It’s great to be able to meet peers from other State Associations and learn … Continue reading

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Eight “Thank You” Videos Created by Nonprofits

Originally posted on Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Blog :: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits:
With each passing day your supporters, donors, activists and sponsors are becoming overwhelmed by the barrage of tweets, status updates, text messages, and emails being thrown at them…

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Via Nonprofit Law Blog: What Board Members Should Know About Reviewing a Form 990

If you’re new to your Club or Association board, or if you’re wondering whether you’ve done all you need to do in your organization’s annual Form 990 review process, check out Emily Chan’s post at Nonprofit Law Blog on What Board Members Should Know About Reviewing a Form 990. Continue reading

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Board Resource: Checklist for a Top-Level Board Governance Committee

Gail Perry, the best-selling author of Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action, posted her Checklist for a Top-Level Board Governance Committee last spring about the most important tasks of a governance committee and she names some tasks that it’s easy to forget about when working on the everyday duties necessary to run a local soccer club. Continue reading

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IRS Exempt Organizations Division Reports on 2011 and Its Plans for 2012

urious about what the IRS will be focusing on with its Exempt Organizations (EO) division in 2012? Guidestar has a great summary of the twelve-page report recently released by the EO division of the IRS. Continue reading

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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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