PTO 501(c)(3) Toolkit
Our comprehensive guide walks you through all the essential legal steps to make your group a successful independent entity.
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.
How Good Are Your PTO Bylaws?
Having up-to-date bylaws on the books helps protect the long-term integrity of the group from the unpredictability of the future.
PTO Bylaws FAQs
Have a sticky situation (or two)? Your bylaws can help your group handle common dilemmas.
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.
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.
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.
PTO Startup Toolkit
Our comprehensive guide walks you through all the essential steps to make your group a successful independent entity.
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.
How To Write PTO Bylaws
Straightforward guidelines to help you write bylaws for your PTO or PTA.
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.
10 Key Points About PTO Bylaws
What you should know, why you should have them.
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.
Complete Sample Bylaws
Sample set of PTO bylaws covering a broad range of rules that PTOs typically include—and that we recommend.
Bylaws/Policies File Exchange
Sample bylaws, mission statements, policies, etc., for parent groups to use to revise or write their own.
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.
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.
Tax Court Rules on Common Fundraising Practice
A Virginia booster club was faulted for giving credit to families based on the amount they raise.