Insurance: Do You Need It? - Without insurance, your group and your officers may be at risk. Here's what you should know to assess your needs.
PTO vs. PTA
What's the difference between PTO and PTA? Does it matter? Expert insight on this issue, including how-tos and FAQs on switching from PTA to PTO.
Switching From PTA to PTO - Key steps if your group is planning to change from a PTA to an independent PTO.
PTO vs. PTA: What's the Difference? - The vast majority of parent-teacher groups are actually independents rather than formally affiliated PTAs.
How To Start a PTO - Step-by-step tips for getting a new parent group up and running at your school.
PTO vs. PTA 101
PTO vs. PTA: Differences at a Glance
Dues, insurance, nonprofit status, and more - get the scoop on the pros and cons of PTA compared with PTO.
- PTO vs. PTA FAQs
Answers to key questions about PTOs and PTAs, including how to get started organizing your group.
- Taxes, PTOs, and the IRS
Get the scoop on tax exemption, 501(c)(3), and the IRS
- PTO Startup Toolkit
PTO Today's startup toolkit walks you through all the key aspects of starting a PTO, including getting 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
- Your Group's Legal Status
Is your group tax-exempt? Incorporated? How to find out—and keep your records up to date.
- How To Write PTO Byalws
Simple guidelines and plenty of samples to help you create bylaws that work for your group.
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