Welcome to the Resources Section of the Boston Youth Sports Network Website!
In this section you will find information on everything from fundraising to fields and from coaching to technology. Below are descriptions for each of the areas. Have fun exploring and we hope you find what you need!
Listed on this page are foundations, associations, corporations, government agencies and sponsors that have an interest in funding youth programs. Organizations may support specific sports, general youth development, capital projects, capacity building, and/or education programs. You can organize the funders by profile name, city, or state or use the search feature to find programs by keyword and focus area. Click on the profile link for each listing to get more detailed information.
Here you will find links to searchable directories of sports facilities in Boston (fields, rinks, courts, gyms, etc.). You will also find listed community health centers around the city and various schools with sports facilities.
This page includes Microsoft templates for media releases, grant proposals, event flyers, budgets and more! You can download and customize templates for free, saving time and money. Examples include:
Found on this page are associations and organizations that support youth sport coaches through trainings, certifications, coaching strategies and various other resources. Get help with first-aid, designing motivating practices, enhancing skill development, building transferable life skills, and character building to name a few. Examples include:
Links to help out with the nuts & bolts of your program. Find things here like information on background checks (CORI and SORI), first aid, and CPR classes.
Look here for resources to help you with all of your technology needs. Check out these examples:
- e-Teamz for setting up free team websites
- Survey Monkey to write and track your own free surveys
- TechSoup for free technology donations and resources
- Topica for creating great newsletters
Find out where to research funders and get the latest updates on new grant opportunities. Learn more about developing corporate partnerships, grant writing, online fundraising and advertising your program to potential donors. Examples include:
- Associated Grant Makers of New England for events, info for grant seekers and a comprehensive grant makers database
- Guidestar a web-based clearing house including the operational and financial activity– including 990 tax forms- of tens of thousands of nonprofit organizations
Check here to find out more about: trainings for nonprofit leaders, consulting, skill work, facility projects, network and employment support and strategic planning. Many of the local organizational development and management support organizations who offer free or reduced fee services are listed here. Here’s an example:
- Bridgestar for a community of nonprofit leaders dedicated to improving themselves and their organizations
Looking to recruit, train and support volunteers (and staff)? Found on this page are organizations dedicated to connecting volunteers with organizations that need them. Most are Boston-based and provide services at no cost. Whether you want to advertise your position openings or work with college service learning programs, this is the place to go. Examples include:
Volunteer Solutions, UWMB to post organization information, volunteer positions, and Board openings online for free
- Boston Cares to help nonprofits organize groups of volunteers