Protecting money raised with a specific goal?

Our PTO would like to raise money to replace our auditorium seating (which our district will not replace). We know this will be a long-term goal and will take 5-10 years to raise the money for it. What kind of tools are there to protect the money for the future so a future set of officers don't decide to use it for something it wasn't intended for?
- saxmerz

Your PTO might want to get some legal advice or talk to an accountant if there is truly a concern that the money will be used inappropriately. Keep in mind, though, that sometimes spending plans might need to be changed for other reasons. But here are some suggestions from one of our great veteran parent group leaders to help make this ambitious project part of the culture of your PTO and school:

- lharac
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