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  • PTO Today Article

    You're Elected! Now What?

    An overview of what lies ahead for first-time board members, and tips for getting off to a strong start.

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  • Topic Page

    Officers & Board

    Everything you need to know and more about serving on your parent group's committees or executive board.

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  • Organization

    Parent Group Planning Calendar

    A list of the most important national holidays, events, and more to help plan your year's events. Newly updated for 2016-17!

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  • PTO Today Article

    What I Wish I Knew

    We asked our Facebook community what they wish they'd known before becoming a PTO leader. Here's what they had to say.

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  • Free Resource

    New Leader Kit

    Tools and tips to strengthen your skills, develop new tactics, and help you become an even more effective leader. Free download with registration.

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  • Bylaws/Nonprofit

    Complete Sample Bylaws

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

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  • Organization

    Getting (and Staying) Organized

    How time-savvy leaders keep track of busy schedules and lengthy to do lists.

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  • Involvement

    Your PTO Doesn't Have To Be Perfect

    Feeling burned out? Your parent group’s struggles are common—and your efforts do make a difference.

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  • PTO Today Article

    The One-Hour Meeting Manager

    If your PTO meetings run longer than an hour, they’re too long. Here’s how to make them shorter and more efficient.

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  • Video Series

    8 Habits for Successful PTOs and PTAs

    Expert advice and practical tips on how to run a successful PTO or PTA, in a nine-part video keynote by Tim.

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  • Organization

    A Year of Great Ideas

    Our parent involvement calendar is full of fun ideas and tips for every month of the school year. Use it to help you plan, or follow it event for event!

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  • PTO Today Article

    How To Write PTO Bylaws

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

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  • PTO Today Article

    Defining the Role of a PTO

    What role should your PTO play? That answer will change as the needs of your school community change.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Public Speaking: Overcome the Jitters

    Some advance preparation and a few best practices will help your next presentation go smoothly despite any butterflies.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Becoming a Great Leader

    Even if you have no experience, you can be an effective leader. Just play to your strengths.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Make Planning a Priority

    Think ahead for fall and get a jump-start on a productive year.

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  • Robert's Rules

    Robert's Rules: What You Should Know

    Robert's Rules do help you run an effective meeting. And you don't have to know a whole book's worth of details—just a few key concepts.

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  • Finance & Budget

    Budget Basics for PTOs

    Budgeting makes all of your financial decisions easier. Follow these steps to create a budget for your PTO, even if you've never had one before.

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