Category Archives: Outreach

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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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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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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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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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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Thinking About Building Fields? Apply for US Soccer Foundation’s Planning Grant

The US Soccer Foundation, US Soccer’s foundation and the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, has just opened their 2012 Planning Grants Program. The grant program provides organizations with help in developing a concept plan for a field-building project. Our own Blackhills FC applied and won the grant in 2008! 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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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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