Question: When do PTO/PTA's plan fundraisers for next year?

When do PTO's plan fundraisers for the next year? Is it before the new board gets elected?

Asked by karifundraising



Advice from PTO Today

Craig writes:
Typically it's in the spring. Whether it's before or after elections may depend on when they're held -- as well as how much turnover you expect. It's important for the new board to feel positively about the fundraiser, since they'll be running it. If you have concerns, you could make plans but wait until the new board has taken over before you officially sign the contract.

Community Advice

MomOfTMBB writes:
We always select ours before our new board takes office. The one reason for this is that our elections are not usually until April and ALOT of fundraising companies will give you some kind of bonus for signing up with them earlier in the spring.

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