Category Archives: Outreach

TOPSoccer Featured on KOMO 4 News!

The District 3 TOPSoccer Fall Jamboree is featured on this week’s installment of Eric’s Little Heroes on KOMO 4 News! Click here to watch the video. A huge thank you and congratulations goes out to District 3 for hosting the … 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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College Goal Sunday – Free Financial Aid Events Around WA in January and February

For all of our players, regardless of level of play, it’s important for our organizations to support families looking for the best college funding resources. This January and February, College Goal Sunday will be hosting FREE events around Washington State for in-person education and help with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Continue reading

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Share the Love: Post Thank You Notes From Members to Your Website

The support section of WordPress includes a Hugs page, where WordPress posts thank yous and positive experience notes from its users. Creating your own hugs page could be a great way to to not only promote the positive effect that your organization has on your members, but also to tell your community how much you value their experience Continue reading

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Mix it Up in a Fundraising Campaign with No-Money Asks

Is your organization thinking about running a fundraising campaign? Take a look at “Asking for Money AND Something Else” on Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog for ways to engage your members and community by alternating donation requests with “no-money” requests, such … Continue reading

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Connecting with your Community: Making Cold Calls

You may never get over the general discomfort of making a cold call but you can get better at it! To improve your cold calling skills and build membership, here are a few tips that can help you make the call and get results. Continue reading

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Fill Out Our Survey About Advertising for Registration!

Our marketing department is beginning to put together resources for our Clubs and Associations about advertising and promotion of your organizations in your local community, but first we’d like to hear what you’re already doing so we can make sure … Continue reading

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Community Project Opportunity through Leadership Tomorrow Seattle – Application Deadline Next Wednesday

A great way to connect with your community is to become a member of your local chamber of commerce. Washington Youth Soccer is a member of both the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, … Continue reading

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Great Messaging: Rick Steves

Rick Steves posted about the situation in the Cinque Terre on his travel blog yesterday and told a great story about his connection to the region, personalizing his company’s response to this natural disaster in a region that is heavily supported by tourist travel, including Rick Steves tours. Using an emotional plea can be an extremely effective tool in fundraising or retention of members/volunteers/donors. Continue reading

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Preparing Players for Life After Youth Soccer – One Club’s Approach

Because we are a soccer organization, we focus a majority of our efforts on the physical development of players but it’s equally important for our organizations to support the mental and emotional growth of our players. Soccer is our organization’s tool for assisting our players and parents in answering a big question: how do I, the player, prepare for life? Continue reading

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