Planning & Organization

  • Technology and Communication

    6 Digital Tools Your PTO Needs

    From social media platforms to financial software to group texting apps, here are technological solutions to consider adding to your PTO toolbox for better communication and efficiency.

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  • Planning & Organizing

    October PTO To Do List

    Bring on the fall with these suggestions for October parent group events and activities.

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    Reduce Your PTO Stress

    Try these tips and smart ideas to make your PTO life easier.

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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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  • PTO Today Article

    Create an Effective Parent Handbook

    A good handbook can be invaluable to new parents and presents your group as a great resource.

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  • Finance & Budget

    Easily Manage Your Group's Finances

    With Finance Manager software, now any parent volunteer can easily manage funds, customize a budget, and monitor spending. Try a free 30-day trial today!

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  • Meetings

    PTO Meetings Resources List

    What are the best ways to plan and run PTO meetings? We’ve made it easy by compiling this list with links to our best articles and downloadables.

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  • Organization

    Rules for Keeping PTO and PTA Records

    Guidelines for how long you should keep bank statements, meeting minutes, and more.

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  • PTO Today Article

    9 Free Apps Parent Group Leaders Love

    Make the most of your smartphone with these free apps that will help your parent group communicate, plan, and share.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Get Your PTO Up and Running

    Follow this road map for how to create a successful PTO or PTA. We outline key steps to success, beyond the organizational basics.

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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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  • Protect Your Group

    Insurance for Your Parent Group

    Affordable packages to protect against theft, injury, property damage, and embezzlement, so you can focus on what matters most.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Creating a Long-Term Plan

    Strategic long-term planning can help your group reach its goals.

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    Organize Your PTO Work

    Parent group leaders share their favorite tips for order and efficiency.

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    Make Planning a Priority

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

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  • PTO Today Article

    Create a Mission Statement

    Talking clearly and intentionally about group goals can inspire your PTO and help make decisions to achieve them.

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