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If you’ve ever bought a car or a house, you know there are tons of questions you should ask to make sure you’re getting the best value for your family. The same is true of your elementary school fundraiser. Choosing the right fundraiser for your school requires some savvy. The next time your elementary school is shopping around for fundraisers, use these 10 questions to determine if it’s a good fit for everyone involved. (more…)
As the new year begins, most of us are setting our sights on new goals. For many of us, a new year means a fresh start and a clean slate. Maybe you felt a little stuck and stalled in 2016. We understand. Between juggling parent duties, leadership roles in the school, and other activities, it’s easy to get distracted.
So how can you ensure that 2017 is your most productive year yet? We gathered together the best productivity tips from around the Internet. If you implement these simple tricks, you’ll be more productive, overcome procrastination, and achieve what matters most. These tips are for everyone, but our busy, PTA moms will find them especially useful. read more…
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.
Let’s be honest. Parents are some of the busiest people on Earth. And when you add in a leadership role on the PTO, it can be tough to juggle responsibilities at home and at the school. So how do you strike the right balance? Brenda Wood, a seasoned PTO expert, offers 5 simple secrets to creating a healthy balance between being a parent and a PTO leader. read more…
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.
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…