PTO Today Article

Help Wanted: PTO and PTA Officers

When you’re trying to recruit new parent group officers, be direct—and have a sense of humor.

Back to School

31 Back-to-School Ideas for PTO Officers

Set yourself up for a successful fall with these 31 tips on organization, communication, and more.

Free Webinar: PTO Insurance
What You Need To Know About School PTO Insurance

Parent Group Insurance: What You Need To Know

Looking to keep up with some PTO business this spring? Our webinar covers why insurance is important, the various types you can get, and much more. Watch now for free!

PTO Today Article

Build a Strong Executive Board

Working to form a cohesive executive board can pay off in long-term success for your parent group.

PTO Today Article

Help Prepare New Officers for Success

With good planning and communication, you can help ensure a quick and easy leadership transition.

Free Public Relations Guide
How To Promote Your School Parent Group

How To Promote Your Group (and Why You Should Care)

Is your PTO or PTA struggling to be heard? Raise your profile and celebrate everything your group does with the free resources in our guide, for National School Parent Group Day or any time of year.

PTO Today Article

Use PTO Experience To Get a Job

The skills you develop as a parent leader and school volunteer can give you an edge when going back to work.

Elections

Tips for a Smooth Officer Transition

Election season is starting soon. Consider these key points now to help ensure that the transition to a new board goes smoothly.

Leadership

16 Tips for Executive Board Members

Doing these simple things will help make you a more effective PTO or PTA board member.

PTO Today Article

Managing Discord on the PTO Board

Disagreements among board members are bound to happen, but they don’t have to be deal breakers.

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Don’t Burn Out Your Board!

Creating an organized and energized PTO board can help you have a great year. These tips will help you all get moving in the same direction.

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Parent Group President Resources

Advice and insight on becoming a PTO president, managing the president's responsibilities, and learning to be a great leader.

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Parent Group Vice President Resources

Insights from our experts and other parent group leaders for PTO vice presidents. Everything you need to know to be an effective leader.

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Parent Group Secretary Resources

What you need to know about PTO secretary duties, keeping minutes, managing information, and more.

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Parent Group Treasurer Resources

Information on managing budgets, reports, and other requirements that an effective PTO treasurer knows.

PTO Today Article

Robert’s Rules: Sticky Situations

Straight answers to common questions about voting, agendas, and best practices for your meetings.

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Is It Time To Pass the Gavel?

Questions to ask yourself if you're thinking about retiring from your PTO leadership role.

Elections & Transition

Officer Transition: Planning Ahead

Prepare new officers for success by making sure they have the information and training they need.

Officers

Hold an Officers Retreat in the Summer

Spending a few hours together during the summer can help your group bond and be more organized and energized when school starts.