Question: Establishing a new PTO

I could use all the advise I could get. We are establishing a new PTO at our school and are lost on how to set it up properly. This is a brand new school, so there was nothing set up yet. Is there any kind of support we can get to help us?

Asked by Anonymous



Advice from PTO Today

Rose H writes:
Hi there!

You've come to the right place! For starters, we have many articles on the site that will give you ideas and guidance for getting your PTO off and running these include:

How to Start A PTO

How to Make Your PTO Tax Exempt  

Also, we have an active and helpful community on our Message Boards. You can ask questions, have conversations, vent, and make connections.

And speaking of communities, check us our on Facebook and Twitter. There are lots of active an PTO leaders on these social channels as well.

Our File Exchange has all sorts of free, downloadable documents and templates that you can use so you don't have to reinvent the wheel.

Finally, you might consider downloading our PTO Start-up Toolkit. It costs $39 and has all the information you need to handle the financials, registering for an EIN, which you need to open a bank account, the step-by-step process for becoming a 501c(3), etc.

Good luck and stay in touch!

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