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Finance and Budget

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Money-Saving Tips for PTO and PTA Leaders

Smart tips from leaders on how they make their hard-earned cash stretch further.

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Forms To Manage Your Group's Cash Flow

Bring more efficiency to cash management with our updated forms.

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Free Download: E-Payment Guide

The 411 on Credit Card Payments

Accepting payments by credit card is a step that can increase your parent group’s income. Our guide will help you understand the benefits and risks, evaluate costs, and more.

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Budget Basics for PTOs

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.

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Create a PTO Budget

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.

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Could You Be Your PTO's Treasurer?

Would you make a good treasurer candidate? Ask yourself these 3 key questions to see if you have the basic skills.

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10 Tips for Handling and Protecting Your Assets

Could your group use some more money smarts? Our 10 tips can help with your budget, record-keeping, and more.

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Protect Your Parent Group From Embezzlement

How to keep your PTO from being a victim of theft, and advice from groups that have gone through it.

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How To Manage Your Budget

These basic bookkeeping procedures will help you keep your PTO budget in order.

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Figuring Finances for Events

How to build a simple cost model and estimate the start-to-finish finances for your group's new events.

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Handling Cash: 6 Simple Steps

You want to make the money you raise count for the school and the kids. Set up these six checks and balances to reduce errors and the risk of loss.

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Annual Audit: How and Why

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.

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5 Smart Financial Controls

Avoid unnecessary headaches with these practices to keep your assets safe and your records clean and up to date.

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Dealing With Bad Checks

Many problems with check payments can be avoided by having a clear policy in place from the start.

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When To Change Banks

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.

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Leadership

What Every Treasurer Should Know

Being a good treasurer takes planning and organization. Follow these pointers and you'll be ready for success.

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Preventing Theft: Why It's Crucial

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.

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What Should PTOs Pay For?

Tighter school budgets mean parent groups are asked to fund more and more items that used to be paid for by the administration.

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