Yes, I love good school family events because they can be fun and they create connections that serve kids and families and teachers really well.

But did you know they are also the secret sauce to the year-round success of your entire group? For example, fundraising: Groups that start the year by running family events rather than fundraisers wind up with a ton more support when it comes time for financial help. Another example -- do you need more volunteers? Those parents who have enjoyed your terrific family events are far more likely to pitch in than those who have not.

Build connections first with fun events and the rest of your efforts will all be improved.

And you don't have to invent this wheel yourself. We have free kits to help you put on great family events.

These articles have great ideas, too:

Good luck!

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