Category Archives: Nonprofit Corporation

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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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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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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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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Join Us For Free Educational Sessions on January 28th!

Here at Set Plays, I often post about upcoming webinars, seminars and educational opportunities that are free or low-cost and provide valuable information about nonprofit best practices.  Now, I’m excited to share that WA Youth Soccer will be hosting our … Continue reading

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How to Survive an IRS Audit of Your Nonprofit

Keeping accurate records is a major step towards protecting your organization’s tax-exempt status should you be audited. This is especially important because board members can be found responsible for outstanding balances in some cases. Continue reading

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Questions to Ask Prospective Board Members | Blue Avocado

Is your Club or Association board looking to add new members or do you have candidates that you would like to meet one-on-one to see if they would be a good fit with the current board? Take a look at … Continue reading

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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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