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Collecting Dues When Times Are Tough

Posted on 3:35 pm in Clubs, HOA, Sports Teams | 0 comments

When your organization or community faces hard times, you may feel uncomfortable collecting dues from your members. Whether you are managing due collection for a sports team or an HOA, it is important to remember how crucial dues are to keep your organization running properly. Keep in mind that your members are most likely loyal to your organization and understand the commitment they have made to pay their bills. Remind Members Sending a reminder to your members several days before the due date is a great way to ensure that the bills just...

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Thanking Donors in Today’s World

Posted on 2:44 pm in Parent Teacher Associations | 0 comments

If your organization is lucky enough to have donors it is crucial that you show your gratitude for their support. A proper thank you also encourages more donations in the future. Thanking donors in today’s world is a bit different than it was even five years ago due to the presence of social media. Not only is social media a powerful tool that can help your organization in a number of ways, but it can also be used to thank donors, privately or publicly. Digital Gratitude E-cards are a great way to show your appreciation. There are a number of...

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Ring in the New Year by Preparing for Change with Your School Group

Posted on 5:36 pm in Parent Teacher Associations | 0 comments

Even though the new year doesn’t mark the start of a new school year, it’s still a time when people set new goals and make resolutions. It’s a great time for school groups and committees to do a bit of cleaning up and organizing to prepare for a great second half of the school year. It’s also a time to start thinking about change in the coming months. After the holidays, gather your board and volunteers together to review upcoming priorities and events. Review each area of focus and set goals to end the year right and prep...

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Ideas for a Successful Movie Night at School

Posted on 9:42 am in Parent Teacher Associations | 0 comments

School movie nights are fun for everyone. They create a great sense of community, and students really enjoy bringing their families to experience their school during non-school time. When you’re planning a movie night at school, there are many things to consider so your event can excite your students and bring local families together. Here are a few ideas to weigh as you plan your main event: Venue Will you be hosting your movie night al fresco, or is an indoor movie better for your guests? Consider the size of your audience as you prepare a...

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How to Maximize Booster Club Fundraising

Posted on 5:50 pm in Clubs | 0 comments

Booster Clubs can be tremendously supportive of their activities, programs or sports. That said, there are a few ways that clubs can maximize their fundraising efforts. Boost Your Club Strong fundraising happens with a strong Booster Club. Make sure that you have an active awareness and recruiting campaign that encourages and promotes new members. Also, allow newer members to hold Officer roles as this will allow older members to become mentors which can go a long way in creating smooth officer transitions. Plan in Advance Map out your...

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Avoiding Booster Club Member Burnout

Posted on 2:59 pm in Clubs | 0 comments

A Booster Club’s main job is to support school activities, but how do you keep your members motivated and enthusiastic? Oftentimes, members will stay in a club for years as their students pass through a school, so a strong Booster Club has to both retain experienced members as well as continue recruitment to encourage new members. Recruit A big part of avoiding burnout is having enough people to run your programs. It’s a good idea to plan a big recruiting event near the beginning of the school year. Oftentimes, people will be glad to...

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Making Sure your Nonprofit Organization is Compliant

Posted on 12:37 pm in Treasurer How-To's | 0 comments

Making sure that your nonprofit organization is compliant might seem like a snooze fest, however, compliance is super important. It just takes a little research to make sure that you are operating at a high level of accountability and transparency. Tax exempt status, fundraising and reporting can all be very complicated and we are here to help. Read below as we cover a few items that will keep your nonprofit compliant and running full steam ahead. Tax Exempt Status Tax-exempt status from the IRS refers to state and federal tax exemptions...

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Fundraising ROI: How to Measure Success, Not Just According to the Books

Posted on 3:01 pm in Parent Teacher Associations | 0 comments

While fundraisers are about making money, there can be other successes besides the bottom line. Here we look at all of the other accomplishments that go along with fundraising; the success that you might not see in your accounting books. Oftentimes, it can be these other victories that are just as important, or even more so, than the dollars and cents that fundraising brings in. Bond as a Team Fundraising is a dynamic mix of creativity, strategy and passion for a cause. Chances are that the people on your fundraising team share at least the...

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RAOK: How to Commit to one Random Act of Kindness this Week

Posted on 9:15 am in Parent Teacher Associations | 0 comments

We could all use a little more kindness in our lives. One way of achieving that is to commit one random act of kindness this week. An act of kindness doesn’t have to be a grand gesture, it can be as simple as reaching out to someone just to brighten their day. A few of our favorite random acts of kindness are: Pay Kindess Forward: The next time you are picking up a cup of coffee for yourself, offer to treat the person who is behind you in line. It will not only make their day, it will brighten the day of everyone in the coffee shop. Say Kind...

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Filling the Volunteer Void: How to Manage Your Group When Help is Short

Posted on 12:47 pm in Parent Teacher Associations | 0 comments

You might have a great group of volunteers only to find out that when you really need them, they do not heed the call. You are then stuck with the daunting task of manning an event or program without enough help, maybe even by yourself. How do you manage a volunteer group when you don’t have enough volunteers? Unfortunately, this scenario happens from time to time to even the best and most organized nonprofit. To help you in your time of need, here are a few simple tips on how to manage your volunteer group. Make Yourself Heard If you need a...

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