An important part of the planning process is to create a budget. Here are the nuts and bolts of setting up a good parent group budget.
Our expert guide will help you understand the benefits and risks, the how-tos, and the costs of online payment processing.
Smart tips from leaders on how they make their hard-earned cash stretch further.
How to make a budget even when you have a lot of questions about what happens next.
Bring more efficiency to cash management with our editable Excel forms.
Take these tips with you when you hit those Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all the other after-holiday sales to get deals on items your group can use all year.
A yearly audit is a key safeguard for your money and a planning tool for the year ahead. Think of it as a "year in review" for your finances.
Would you make a good treasurer candidate? Ask yourself these 3 key questions to see if you have the basic skills.
These basic bookkeeping procedures will help you keep your PTO budget in order.
Could your group use some more money smarts? Our 10 tips can help with your budget, record-keeping, and more.
How to prevent theft—and what to do if it happens to you.
How to build a simple cost model and estimate the start-to-finish finances for your group's new events.
Implementing financial controls is a key organizational step. These practices will help your group track income and expenses and keep your assets safe.
Avoid unnecessary headaches with these practices to keep your assets safe and your records clean and up to date.
If the fees are piling up or there's a limit to the number of transactions you can make each month, it might be time to look for a better checking account at a new banking center. Keep a few basics in mind when you do.
Being a good treasurer takes planning and organization. Follow these pointers and you'll be ready for success.
Theft from PTOs and PTAs doesn't happen because there's a criminal in your midst. It happens because need meets opportunity—opportunity you can and should prevent.
Tighter school budgets mean parent groups are asked to fund more and more items that used to be paid for by the administration.
Budgeting makes all of your financial decisions easier. Follow these steps to create a budget for your PTO, even if you’ve never had one before.