Category Archives: Organizational Structure

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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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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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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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 Can the Board of Directors Address Concerns Within the Board?

What truly makes Blue Avocado stand apart from many other nonprofit resources is that the articles are written in a simple, direct style without any nonprofit jargon, making it an accessible resource for people with all levels of knowledge about nonprofits. They’ve published some great articles over the past few years on multiple topics that face a nonprofit board of directors and I’ve highlighted articles on some of the tougher topics for a board of directors below. Continue reading

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How We Can Help You: An Overview of WA Youth Soccer Departments

In our Play Healthy blog post in August, Hillary introduced the new meeting request form that allows you to put in a request for Washington Youth Soccer staff to come out to your local board meetings. We can’t wait to hit the road and come out to see you – but you may be wondering a little bit about what we will bring to your meetings. So, to follow up on Hillary’s post, I wanted to give you more information on each of our departments and the expertise they bring to our organization. Each of our departments has a unique skill set that can serve your different needs at different times. Since a soccer ball is at the core of what we do each and every day, I’ll start with the Technical Department. Continue reading

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Play Healthy: Fuel Your Organization with Support From WA Youth Soccer

Just as the human body needs the right fuel to turn in a high performance at a game, your Club or Association must constantly invest resources and effort into your organization in order to best develop youth soccer players. From administrative support to Under 6-8 coaching modules, Washington Youth Soccer provides its members with a host of resources to fit your Club or Association’s needs. Continue reading

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I’m a Volunteer Treasurer, what now?

This morning I found an article on Blue Avocado, a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits, about the key responsibilities of a volunteer treasurer. Volunteers often find themselves in the treasurer role at their Club or Association because they are an accountant, bank manager, or maybe they just have a reputation for honesty (always a good reputation to have!). Even as a professional who volunteers in this position, it may be unclear what the volunteer is responsible for in the organization or what the organization expectation is for financial oversight. Continue reading

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