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How to recruit a new secretary midterm?
We are in our first year as a PTO at the middle school. Our secretary had to step down and our bylaws...
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Overcoming fear of public speaking?
I enjoy serving as PTO president and feel I am really making a difference at our school. My problem is...
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Meetings that last forever?
We are a growing PTO group. We have gone from three active members to 10 in five years. Our problem is...
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Can our mission go beyond fundraising?
Our PTO is laser-focused on fundraising and refuses to include anything else in the agenda. I believe...
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Share nonprofit status for teachers' fundraiser?
Our PTO was recently approved for 501(c)(3) status. This fall, we will be hosting a fall carnival that...
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Buying equipment for the school?
Our group has decided to purchase a laminating machine for our school. It is a costly piece of equipment....
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How much money to carry over?
How much money should be left in our PTO account at the end of each year? Several people have told us...
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Paying in advance for school purchases?
Our parent organization agreed to pay for a phone system and equipment for the school. The equipment...
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Should we pay school staff salaries?
Our charter school has lost some employees because of a lack of funding. For instance, we no longer have...
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Breaking a tie on spending decisions?
Our board consists of four people, and we constantly battle over money and how to spend it. We need a...
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