Nobody likes to cancel PTO events due to lack of volunteers. Volunteer sign-up deadlines are very effective for recruiting help for PTO events and they also make planning much less stressful.
Getting busy parents to support your school group is a BIG challenge. The key is to show families what your PTO school group does, how families benefit, and why you need their help to produce those benefits. Then reinforce that message throughout the year in an upbeat way. I’ve created fun, short, info packed videos to help you do that.
Do you hate asking businesses for donations? I assume you do because about 98% of PTO volunteers I’ve worked with over the years hate it. But we just keep asking because getting donations from businesses is still the best way to get raffle prize donations, school auction items, and fundraising incentives we need for successful PTO fundraisers. So, here’s what I do to make the process of asking business for donations as pleasant and productive as possible.