• Resource Guide

    Startup Toolkit

    Our comprehensive guide walks you through all the essential steps to make your group a successful independent entity.

  • Free Resources

    Bylaws/Policies File Exchange

    Sample bylaws, mission statements, policies, etc., for parent groups to use to revise or write their own.

  • Free Resources

    Nonprofit/501(c)(3) File Exchange

    Find helpful forms and information from other parent groups and PTO Today on running a nonprofit or filing for nonprofit status.

  • Organization

    PTO Record-Retention Rules

    This checklist is based on IRS rules and includes guidelines for how long to keep some of the most common types of PTO and PTA paperwork.

  • Bylaws/Nonprofit

    Complete Sample Bylaws

    Sample set of PTO bylaws covering a broad range of rules that PTOs typically include—and that we recommend.

  • PTO Today Article

    How To Write PTO Bylaws

    Straightforward guidelines to help you write bylaws for your PTO or PTA.

  • Bylaws/Nonprofit

    Know Your Group's Legal Status

    Answers to frequently asked questions about your parent group’s tax-exempt status and other legal topics.

  • PTO Today Article

    Tax Court Rules on Common Fundraising Practice

    A Virginia booster club was faulted for giving credit to families based on the amount they raise.

  • Bylaws/Nonprofit

    How Good Are Your Bylaws?

    Your PTO may be on cruise control today, but having up-to-date bylaws on the books helps protect the long-term integrity of the group from the unpredictability of the future.

  • PTO Today Article

    Whose Rules, School or PTO?

    Collaboration between PTO and school is crucial to success, but it's also important to know who has final say when disputes arise.

  • PTO Today Article

    Taxes, PTOs, and the IRS

    Questions about tax-exemption? Get the scoop on 501(c)(3).

  • PTO Today Article

    501(c)(3) for PTOs

    How to make your PTO tax-exempt. We sort through the mumbo jumbo and tell you what to expect—from the process and the IRS.