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Tim's Tips

PTO Today Article

When No One Steps Up To Lead

Tips for finding new leaders, even if folks aren’t stepping up.

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PTO Today Article

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.

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Inspiration

The Best Time Ever for PTOs

Today’s leaders have advantages that leave the “good old days” in the dust.

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Volunteer Appreciation

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.

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PTO Today Article

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.

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PTO Today Article

Three Common Parent Group Challenges

Involvement mistakes many groups don’t even know they’re making, and how to fix them.

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Video Series

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.

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Volunteers & Involvement

Do This First for a Successful PTO Year

What does a successful PTO year look like? Sometimes it actually involves doing less.

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PTO Today Article

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.

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PTO Today Article

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.

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PTO Today Article

Let’s Start a PTO Fight

Some lively discussion might be just the thing to reinvigorate your group’s momentum.

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PTO Today Article

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.

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PTO Today Article

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.

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PTO Today Article

The PTO Spending Debate

Don't let short-sighted views on money hold back your parent group.

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