In the Back to School 2022 issue

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Back-to-School Organization Tools and Tips

Use this checklist to stay in control and hit the ground running this school year.

PTO Today Article

Volunteer Recruitment Ideas To Kick Off the School Year

Tips from school parent group leaders (and resources from PTO Today) to start your recruitment efforts right.

PTO Today Article

9 Steps for Better School Volunteer Recruitment

Building your volunteer base starts with creating relationships. Follow these steps to success.

Finance & Budget

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.

PTO Today Article

Get Your Financial House in Order

Implementing financial controls is a key organizational step. These practices will help your group track income and expenses and keep your assets safe. 

Back to School

Get Ready for Back-to-School Night

Helpful tips and how-tos so you can make the most of your open house table.


Content Calendar Template for PTOs and PTAs

Parent groups can use this Excel calendar template to plan their monthly social media postings. The template is prefilled with ideas for your back-to-school social posts.

PTO Today Article

Are You Right for the PTO?

Take our simple test to see whether your personality type makes a good PTO parent.

Celebrate National School Parent Group Day
Celebrate National School Parent Group Day

Your Parent Group Rocks!!

We think all school parent groups deserve to be celebrated! Join us on Sept. 22, 2022, by telling the world what makes your team amazing with #myparentgrouprocks.


Updated planning calendar, list of school recognition days

We've updated the calendar and school recognition days for the 2023-24 school year! Use it when planning family events, fundraisers, and celebrations. Download and share a copy with your PTO or PTA crew!

Free Recruitment Tools
Make School Volunteer Recruitment Easier With 2 Hour Power

2 Hour Power Pledge Program

Scratch "not enough volunteers" off your list of stressors. Our 2 Hour Power school volunteer recruitment program has all the steps and tools you need to build your base—2 hours at a time.

Free Incorporation Guide
How To Incorporate a School PTO

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.

Join Us Live!
PTO Today Live Expos

Spring PTO Today Expos

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PTO Today University

Level up your group with free online courses!

Join us for free educational sessions on topics that matter most to parent group leaders, from fundraising and event planning to involvement and volunteer recruitment.

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About PTO Today

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