Your PTO may be on cruise control today, but having up-to-date bylaws on the books helps protect your group.
Answers to frequently asked questions about your parent group’s tax-exempt status and other legal topics.
Our comprehensive guide walks you through all the essential steps to make your group a successful independent entity.
Straightforward guidelines to help you write bylaws for your PTO or PTA.
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.
What you should know, why you should have them.
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.
Sample set of PTO bylaws covering a broad range of rules that PTOs typically include—and that we recommend.
Questions about tax-exemption? Get the scoop on 501(c)(3).
Tools and tips to strengthen your skills, develop new tactics, and help you become an even more effective leader. Free download with registration.
Sample bylaws, mission statements, policies, etc., for parent groups to use to revise or write their own.
Collaboration between PTO and school is crucial to success, but it's also important to know who has final say when disputes arise.
Find helpful forms and information from other parent groups and PTO Today on running a nonprofit or filing for nonprofit status.
Guidelines for how long you should keep bank statements, meeting minutes, and more.
A Virginia booster club was faulted for giving credit to families based on the amount they raise.