Articles and tools for creating, revising, and understanding your PTO bylaws, creating sound policies for your PTO or PTA, and becoming a nonprofit PTO with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Starting a PTO

    Information and resources to get a new PTO up and running.

  • 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


  • How To Write PTO Bylaws

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

  • Startup Toolkit

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

Nonprofit Status

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