Category Archives: Training

Learn About Windows Live Movie Maker at Seattle Chamber of Commerce Technology Thursday

In October, we highlighted how your organization can create short videos for a creative “thank you” to your volunteers and community. If you don’t happen to be a video editing expert, think about attending the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Thursdays: Windows Live Movie Maker event on Thursday, February 23rd. 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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Friday Freebies: Free Webinar on Choosing the Right Communications Mix

Our favorite resources to share with you at Set Plays are the free ones and Idealware is hosting a perfectly free webinar about choosing the right communications mix on Thursday, December 15th at 10am. If your Club or Association is … Continue reading

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Missed Your Webinar? Watch a Previously Recorded Presentation!

Sometimes it can be hard to align your schedule to fit in a webinar in the middle of a busy day, you double-book yourself into another meeting, or maybe you forgot to attend. If you aren’t able to make the live webinar, another option is to download a previously recorded webinar that you have registered for and to watch it at your convenience – possibly after the kids have gone to bed or while the laundry is in the dryer. 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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Introducing Our First Guest Blogger: Heather Turney, Member Services and Outreach Coordinator

The staff members in our office are a wealth of knowledge in their areas of expertise and since the goal of this blog is to bring that knowledge to your fingertips, we will have guest bloggers from our office post time to time. Today I would like to introduce another member of the Member Services and Outreach Department, Heather Turney. Continue reading

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Improve Your Moves: How to participate in webinars, teleseminars, and other trainings in your busy schedule

With Washington Youth Soccer celebrating Youth Soccer Month this August, we thought this would be a great opportunity to mirror each week’s theme in our posts at Set Plays. This week’s theme: improve your moves! Plus, an upcoming opportunity to participate in a free webinar. 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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IRS Announces Revocation of Tax Exempt Status for 275,000 Nonprofits – What This Means For Your Organization

Today we’ll cover some of the basic background about nonprofit requirements for our Member Associations and how that may affect your local club(s) as well as steps to take now to ensure your organization is in proper standing. Continue reading

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