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How to Make Your First Nonprofit Meeting a Success

Posted on 1:20 pm in Parent Teacher Associations | 0 comments

There is no getting around it, nonprofit groups have a lot of meetings. Activities like fundraising and programs simply take a lot of time to plan with a dedicated group of people. That said, there are a few steps you can take to ensure you make the most of your time together and that your meeting is viewed as a success and not a time sucker. Get Organized Once you have a reason to meet, put together an agenda. An agenda could be a formal one-page, or two-page that can be used to structure the meeting. When people get together there may be a...

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10 Hot Silent Auction Items that Sell

Posted on 7:56 am in Parent Teacher Associations | 0 comments

You want to have the hottest auction in town. After all, a great fundraiser is not only about supporting a good cause, it is about supporting your bottom line. Silent auctions are a great way for attendees to shop, mingle and enjoy a little bit of friendly competition. Here are the 10 hottest silent auction items that will bring in big dollars. Who’s ready for a bidding war? Travel Travel trips appeal to a wide variety of auction bidders. You can go as elaborate as you like with transportation, lodging and meals or a simple day rafting...

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7 Ways Parent Groups Can Use Social Media to Connect

Posted on 9:10 am in Parent Teacher Associations | 0 comments

With so many social media channels out there, it can be difficult to choose which one to use for your parent group. Spread the word of your group through these social media channels. Getting Started One of the great aspects of social media is that it is free and shouldn’t take much time, once you get organized. When first starting out, it might be worth a quick survey or ask your members which channels they use themselves. For example, you may find many people are comfortable using Facebook, but might not use Twitter. Start with the social...

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MoneyMinder Survey Results

Posted on 1:12 pm in Clubs | 0 comments

You may recall that we did a short two questions survey a couple of months ago. Well, the survey results are in and we want to share the information with you. Why Survey? A survey seemed like a great way to check in with our members to see how the nonprofit world is evolving. We see significant changes in regards to communication and we wanted to know what your thoughts were. Incorporating valuable feedback from our users is critical in order to fine-tune our product, MoneyMinder, into an effective tool for a nonprofit’s success. Simply...

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How to Wrap Up Your Year as Treasurer

Posted on 2:39 pm in Treasurer How-To's | 0 comments

And…that’s a wrap! Or is it? As the school year draws to a close there are a few items that a volunteer treasurer needs to check off of their list. The chalkboard may be wiped clean and the lockers swept out but you still have a (volunteer) job to do. Fiscal Year End Many school groups, PTAs, PTOs and Booster Clubs end their fiscal year on June 30th with a new fiscal year beginning July 1st. This can be a busy time for treasurers as they are tying up loose financial ends and preparing for the next fiscal year. Some of these steps may seem...

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10 Team Spirit Ideas to Bring Your Team Together

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There is nothing like a little team work when it comes to drumming up team spirit and having fun. Here are our favorite team spirit ideas for your team to try. 1. Unique Spirit Wear There are all kinds of websites that will help you design the perfect t-shirt for your team. You can also get creative with beads and glitter for a more alternative, yet spirited look. Handkerchiefs are also a fun way to accessorize and can be customized to show your team spirit. 2. Face Painting Whether you stop at the blue lipstick or go for glitter everywhere...

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Treasurer Transition Strategies for HOAs

Posted on 12:12 pm in HOA | 0 comments

Serving as the treasurer for your HOA Board of Directors is an important job. To make your job as treasurer a little easier, there are a few things you can do to smooth your transition onto the Board. Smooth transitions are not only key to your success but they can aid in future changeover which then results in a more stable organization overall. Doesn’t every HOA want stability? Here are a few treasurer transition strategies for HOAs. Treasurer Overview: The treasurer is the custodian of the funds of the HOA. They are also in charge of the...

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4 Printable Teacher’s Day Poems (Now You Have No Excuse for Not Thanking a Teacher)

Posted on 1:44 pm in Parent Teacher Associations | 0 comments

Teacher’s Day is right around the corner (May 8, 2018.) To help you show your appreciation by thanking a teacher we have put together a few heartfelt poems and printables. These printables are a cute and easy way to thank the special teachers who have helped all of us at some point in our academic lives. Please take a minute or two to print one out. Roses Are Red The classic “Roses are Red” poem has been reworked as a teacher appreciation poem. Print one out, add a half dozen red roses and your teacher will love this...

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Social Media Best Practices for Volunteer Groups

Posted on 1:49 pm in Clubs | 0 comments

Many volunteer groups are so busy doing good work, sometimes they forget to engage with their social networks. However, using social media can be a great way to share information about your cause and simply sound the trumpets a little bit about what you are up to.  An added bonus is that it’s free! That said, there are some “dos” and “don’ts” associated with all social media use, so here to clarify are a few social media best practices for volunteer groups. Do Your Research When looking to expand your social media presence, it is a good...

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10 Tactics for Recruiting Volunteers

Posted on 9:50 am in Clubs | 0 comments

While nonprofit organizations face an uphill battle when it comes to recruiting volunteers, with the correct recruitment and management strategies a nonprofit can develop a large and devoted volunteer base. Here are 10 ways to create a strong and skilled volunteer recruitment program. 1. Beef Up Your Email List An email list is a time-efficient way to recruit volunteers. It is helpful to capture as many email addresses as possible at events in order to continually grow the email list. Segment your email list so that it is manageable, accurate...

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