Category Archives: Policy

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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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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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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The Importance of Soccer Goal Safety

Just a few weeks ago, a nine-year-old boy in North Carolina was killed when an unsecured goal fell on his head as he played soccer with his cousins after church. The field was at a mobile home park and no youth soccer organizations were involved, but this tragedy serves as a reminder for all coaches, volunteers, and youth soccer organizations to remind your members of proper placement and securing of portable and stationary soccer goals. Continue reading

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Friday Freebies: Free Webinars on Child Abuse Prevention in Youth Sports

WA Youth Soccer takes risk management seriously – our players’ safety is our highest priority and we are always looking for resources to help our parents and volunteers create the safest environment for their children to enjoy soccer. With high-profile child abuse cases garnering media attention recently, our organizations have the opportunity and responsibility to learn how to prevent such tragedies from occurring and how to create clear policies for reporting abuse should they occur. The Positive Coaching Alliance and Kidpower will be hosting two FREE webinars in early February on how to fight abuse in youth sports. 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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Responding Quickly to Dissatisfaction Creates Happier Communities

It’s easy for a negative experience to spread from the player, parent, coach, or volunteer to other members of your Club or Association if dissatisfaction is not addressed quickly, even if their experience isn’t typical of your organization. The best thing to do when someone is dissatisfied is to fix the problem as early as you can. 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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