US Quidditch

aka USQ   |   Lynnwood, WA   |  http://usquidditch.org

Mission

US Quidditch is the national governing body for the sport of quidditch. USQ advances the sport by organizing events and programs that build community and empower all genders to compete together.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Mary Kimball

Main address

6817 208th St SW #1836

Lynnwood, WA 98046 USA

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Formerly known as

International Quidditch Association

EIN

27-2204129

NTEE code info

Amateur Sports Competitions (N70)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Membership Program

USQ's membership program provides membership to teams and individuals that allow them to compete in sanctioned events, receive accident insurance coverage while playing, become eligible for grants, access player resources and training, join a broad player community, and have a voice in the future of the sport through opinion polls and surveys. In the 2018-19 season, 3,182 individuals and 134 teams joined our membership program.

Population(s) Served

In the 2018-19 season, USQ hosted nine (9) major events: seven (7) regional championships around the United States and the twelfth (12th) annual US Quidditch Cup national championship tournament, and the International Pan-American Games. 130 unique teams participated in these events, which provided high-quality opportunities for competition, community building, and promotional outreach to spread awareness for the sport and attract new participants.

Population(s) Served

Several USQ programs include key education and outreach components. This includes youth outreach and play opportunities, education resources and certification for game officials, certification for tournament directors, general sport outreach, and the US National Team, which represents the United States in international competition.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

USQ's core values are:

We establish the foundation for long-term sustainability through innovation, regulations, and expansion.
We provide competitive opportunities for every level of athlete.
We build a safe, inclusive, and respectful community.
We strive to be a leader in gender inclusivity for all age groups.
We create meaningful community partnerships.
We develop and empower future leaders.

Our current strategic plan covers FYE 2019 to 2020, and had three key priorities:
1) Retention: Ensuring league stability and sustainability is focused on retention of current members, and providing high quality
services and programs.
2) Recruitment: Growing the number of official members in the league and overall size of the sport in the United States involves
recruitment of new players and teams.
3) Reach: Improving communication and marketing will expand the reach of the organization within our community and
of the sport in general.

USQ has three employees and over 70 regular and temporary volunteers. We have to connections to sports organizations like NIRSA and Sports ETA, as well as national governing bodies and other sports leagues. Over the past year, we have released several resources for teams to support them in their development, including guides for recruitment and fundraising. We receive financial and administrative assistance from dozens of cities across the United States to partner with us for major events that positively affect the growth of the sport and the communities in which quidditch is played.

Our FYE 2016 to 2018 strategic plan saw great success as we tracked the progress each year of benchmarks to achieve our overarching goals. We continue positive progress with our 2019 to 2021 strategic plan, and are already seeing great success through achievements like receiving the winning bid for Quidditch World Cup and the Pan-American Games, plus expanding resource availability. We look forward to continuing to accomplish our strategic plan goals.

Financials

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US Quidditch

Board of directors
as of 7/31/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Hank Dugie

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Alicia Radford

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Alison O'Neil

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes