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Bylaws/Nonprofit

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Free Webinar: 501(c)(3) Basics for School Parent Groups

Does your head spin thinking about the IRS and tax-exemption? Our free webinar covers the whats, whys, and hows and answers a ton of frequently asked questions.

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PTO Today Article

PTO Bylaws FAQs

Have a sticky situation (or two)? Your bylaws can help your group handle common dilemmas.

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Free Incorporation Guide
How To Incorporate a School PTO

How To Incorporate a School PTO

Don’t be intimidated by the process of incorporation! We cover the benefits, information you should know before you start, and the three key steps to follow.

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PTO Today Article

Tax Exemption and Nonprofit Status: What PTOs Should Know

Our guide to the legal terms related to 501(c)(3) status and incorporation for school PTOs and PTAs.

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Bylaws/Nonprofit

501(c)(3) FAQs for Parent Groups

Answers to frequently asked questions about your PTO’s tax-exempt status, 501(c)(3) rules, and other legal topics.

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Expert Guide

Startup Toolkit

Our comprehensive guide walks you through all the essential steps to make your group a successful independent entity.

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PTO Insurance

Quiz: What's Your PTO Insurance IQ?

Think you’re covered? When it comes to parent group insurance, most people don’t know as much as they think—and that could cost them. Take the quiz to see if you know enough.

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PTO Today Article

How To Write PTO Bylaws

Straightforward guidelines to help you write bylaws for your PTO or PTA.

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PTO Today Article

501(c)(3) for PTOs

How to make your PTO tax-exempt. We sort through the mumbo jumbo and tell you what to expect—from the process and the IRS.

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PTO Today Article

10 Key Points About PTO Bylaws

What you should know, why you should have them.

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Organization

PTO Record-Retention Rules

This checklist is based on IRS rules and includes guidelines for how long to keep some of the most common types of PTO and PTA paperwork.

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Bylaws/Nonprofit

Complete Sample Bylaws

Sample set of PTO bylaws covering a broad range of rules that PTOs typically include—and that we recommend.

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PTO Today Article

Taxes, PTOs, and the IRS

Questions about tax-exemption? Get the scoop on 501(c)(3).

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Free Resources

Bylaws/Policies File Exchange

Sample bylaws, mission statements, policies, etc., for parent groups to use to revise or write their own.

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PTO Today Article

Whose Rules, School or PTO?

Collaboration between PTO and school is crucial to success, but it's also important to know who has final say when disputes arise.

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Free Resources

Nonprofit/501(c)(3) File Exchange

Find helpful forms and information from other parent groups and PTO Today on running a nonprofit or filing for nonprofit status.

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Organization

Rules for Keeping PTO and PTA Records

Guidelines for how long you should keep bank statements, meeting minutes, and more.

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PTO Today Article

Tax Court Rules on Common Fundraising Practice

A Virginia booster club was faulted for giving credit to families based on the amount they raise.

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