When No One Steps Up To Lead
Tips for finding new leaders, even if folks aren’t stepping up.
Keeping the PTO Momentum Going
Focus on a few important traits to help your parent group avoid stalling out in the middle of the year.
The Best Time Ever for PTOs
Today’s leaders have advantages that leave the “good old days” in the dust.
A Culture of Volunteer Appreciation
Ensuring that your volunteers feel valued is the best way to keep them coming back. And it isn’t hard to do.
The Myth of the Volunteer Trap
Even the best “tricks” to get parents involved will fail if working with your group is not a positive experience.
Three Common Parent Group Challenges
Involvement mistakes many groups don’t even know they’re making, and how to fix them.
Video: 8 Habits for Successful PTOs and PTAs
Expert advice and practical tips on how to run a successful PTO or PTA, in a nine-part video keynote by Tim.
Do This First for a Successful PTO Year
What does a successful PTO year look like? Sometimes it actually involves doing less.
For a Stronger Partnership, Think Like a Principal
To improve PTO-principal relations at your school, try seeing things from the principal’s point of view.
Don't Spread Your Group Too Thin
The best way to increase success as a parent group is to be more selective about what you take on.
Let’s Start a PTO Fight
Some lively discussion might be just the thing to reinvigorate your group’s momentum.
Lessons Learned From 15 Years of PTO Today
We began as a way to help leaders, but what we’ve learned along the way has helped us, too.
Advice for New Principals: Value Your PTO
If the leadership is changing at your school, take advantage of the opportunity to find a true partner.
The PTO Spending Debate
Don't let short-sighted views on money hold back your parent group.