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Treasurer Transitions for PTAs & PTOs

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

Spring means baseball, cookouts and gardening, right? Well it can also be a busy time for Treasurers of PTAs and PTOs. Behind T-ball practices and car-wash fundraisers there are PTA and PTO Treasurer transitions taking place and to ensure your changeover is a smooth one, we have some tips for success. Here is how to organize your Treasurer transition: Make a Checklist Whether you were formally voted in or simply asked in the parking lot at drop-off, there is a certain amount of responsibility and accountability that comes with serving as the...

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Management Strategies for All-Volunteer Organizations

Posted on 2:32 pm in Clubs | 0 comments

All-volunteer organizations are an important part of the nonprofit world. They are groups of committed volunteer who are busy serving their missions and usually don’t get a lot of credit for the wonderful work that they do. There can be paid staff in an all-volunteer organization. For example, in the case of a soccer league paying referees for Saturday games or perhaps historical societies may pay gardeners or other maintenance staff. However, the big difference is that all-volunteer organizations do not pay people to manage each other...

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PTA Fundraising Chair Responsibilities

Posted on 7:40 am in Parent Teacher Associations | 0 comments

PTAs are important providers of school support and a vital role within the organization is the Fundraising Chair. Whether you have been recently asked or are considering involvement, here is a bit of information about this important position. How to Become a Fundraising Chair The Fundraising Chair is usually elected by the PTA Board or is appointed by the PTA President. The fundraising committee could be made up of the treasurer, publicity chairman, the room representative coordinator, the principal, a faculty member and perhaps the...

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Tax Deductions for Volunteering

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Did you know that it pays to volunteer? Not only are you pitching in and supporting a good cause but there are all kinds of deductions that you could be eligible for come tax time. Here are some very useful tax deductions for volunteering. Transportation Volunteers may deduct transportation expenses. They must be incurred getting to and from a volunteer assignment or during the volunteer work, say food delivery to an ailing patient. You can keep track of actual driving expenses like gas and oil changes, or simply take a mileage deduction at...

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Beyond the Lemonade Stand: 5 Spring Fundraising Ideas

Posted on 9:53 am in Fundraisers | 0 comments

Spring is a great time to fundraise. The birds are chirping, the grass is growing (or hopefully overgrown, see below) and there is a lot to celebrate. Here are some of our favorite fundraising ideas. 1. Bike-a-thon As winter comes to a close, people are ready to stretch their legs and what’s a better way to do that than with a bike-a-thon. Charge an entrance fee and have kids get donation pledges for the number of laps that they do. Have fun decorating bikes and mapping a race-course in your parking lot or gym. Make sure each rider has a...

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The Ultimate Guide to Being a Volunteer Treasurer

Posted on 2:52 pm in Treasurer How-To's | 0 comments

Have you recently stepped into the role of volunteer treasurer? The treasurer role of a nonprofit organization can be an incredibly rewarding experience but also a little bit daunting. The position does require financial expertise, dedication as well as time and patience. However, that doesn’t mean that record keeping can’t be fun! We are here to help you with your transition into your new role and we have developed this Ultimate Guide just for you. From the moment you agree to the position, to a handy end-of-year checklist; consider this...

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Simple Team Manager Software

Posted on 7:27 am in Sports Teams | 0 comments

Managing a team requires a lot of responsibility, especially when the team is off-the-field. That is why team manager software is a great idea. Team management takes a high level of organization and attention to detail and we want to make all of this easy for you. We want to minimize your management time in order to maximize your time supporting your team. Communication Clear communication plays a vital role in effective team management. It is important to get everyone’s contact information. Then, set up a master email list so families can...

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The Overlooked Holiday: Why Valentine’s Day Fundraisers Work

Posted on 1:33 pm in Fundraisers | 0 comments

These Valentine’s Day fundraisers give everyone a chance to celebrate. Raise funds and fun this year with some of our great ideas.

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Form 1023-EZ Streamlined Application of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Posted on 6:43 am in Treasurer How-To's | 0 comments

Great news for those seeking nonprofit status. The federal tax exempt status application, or Form 1023, has been streamlined! Once upon a time, it was necessary for every applicant seeking 501(c)(3) nonprofit federal tax exempt status to fill out Form 1023 which is 26 pages long. Once all attachments, schedules and other materials are attached, it is common for these applications to exceed 50 pages. Where to Find Form 1023-EZ The new form, titled 1023-EZ, is available now. Interested applicants can find it on IRS.gov, fill it out, and file...

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2 Essential Treasurer Reports for Nonprofit Organizations

Posted on 1:50 pm in Treasurer How-To's | 0 comments

Treasurer reports are a key tool in accurate nonprofit financial reporting. Running reports is a great way to keep track of all money that goes in and out of your accounts. Plus, sharing these reports with your Board of Directors or membership is a great way to get everyone in agreement if there is a problem or perhaps a large cash overage. In the same manner, these reports provide an accurate paper trail that is a good safeguard against fraud. Typically, these reports are run monthly. Even if your organization meets less frequently, it is...

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