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The 5 Most Popular Items Boosterthon Schools Buy with their Fundraising Money

The 5 Most Popular Items Boosterthon Schools Buy with their Fundraising Money

At Boosterthon, we believe your students deserve the best educational experience possible. That’s why we’ve created a hassle-free fundraiser that raises schools 70% more funds than their previous fundraiser.

But once the hard part of raising funds is over, your PTA/O still has to figure out the best use of those resources. To help you plan for the next school year, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 most popular items Boosterthon schools buy with their fundraising money.
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What this group of 5th-graders did to help their classmate with cancer will give you chills

What this group of 5th-graders did to help their classmate with cancer will give you chills

As it turns out, kids really do want to make a difference.

 

Take, for example, a group of four 5th-grade students at Pitts Road Elementary in Concord, NC. Recently, they found out their friend and classmate Dakota was diagnosed with cancer.

But they didn’t know what to do. They didn’t know how to help.

That is, until they were introduced to Boosterthon’s newest character theme, Backyard Box Office.

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PTA Leaders, Are You Making These 5 Volunteer Coordinating Mistakes?

PTA Leaders, Are You Making These 5 Volunteer Coordinating Mistakes?

As a PTA leader, volunteers are perhaps the single most important key to your organization’s success. Without them, you have virtually no shot of reaching your goals for the year. Since volunteers are the backbone of parent organizations, it’s crucial to find good volunteers, keep them, and ensure they come back happily again and again.

But why is that so hard for so many of us?

It might be because you’re making one of these five crucial volunteer coordinating mistakes. Knowing these will help you avoid common pitfalls and radically improve your PTA’s volunteer base. read more…

PTA Communication 101: A PTA Expert Gives 5 Tips to Improve Your Parent Communication

PTA Communication 101: A PTA Expert Gives 5 Tips to Improve Your Parent Communication

I’ll be honest . . . I’m a talker. Conversations that should take 5 minutes often take me 20! So when I took on the leadership role of our elementary school’s parent organization, I quickly learned some important lessons about how not to waste my words, but how to channel them effectively. And as the leader, strategy is everything—particularly a PTA communication strategy. Following these five tips will go a long way towards communicating better with your school’s parents. read more…

Boosterthon Partners with CHARACTER COUNTS! to Provide the Premier Character Program for Schools

Boosterthon Partners with CHARACTER COUNTS! to Provide the Premier Character Program for Schools

Boosterthon’s World-Class Character Program Just Got a 100x better!

 

We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with CHARACTER COUNTS!®, the nation’s most popular and effective youth development program, to provide an elite character education program to more than 1,900 schools across the country. This collaborative partnership leverages the strengths of each organization, allowing schools to experience a unique pairing of high-production storytelling with a 25-year researched-backed character framework. read more…

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