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Carissa Rogers
Mom’s Role in PTO Rummage Sale Changes Rank

May 31, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in School Volunteers, PTOs and PTAs, Parent Involvement, Fundraising, Carissa Rogers

Let me set the scene: TIME: Last spring, at the end of the school year. LOCATION: The library at my kid’s school, Roosevelt Elementary. SETTING: The last PTO meeting of the year. I was tempted to pretend to be sick. I&r... Read more
Fighting School Budget Cuts With Creativity

Apr 12, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in PTOs and PTAs, Parent Involvement, Fundraising

Megan Fox, American Idol, texting donations. Wow, school parent groups certainly are finding original ways to combat extreme budget cuts! With the level of cuts we are seeing recently, the standard school fundraisers aren&rsq... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Bake Sale Ban _ California _ Bunk

Oct 30, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Fundraising

Hope that headline is clear enough, but - man-oh-man! -- I really can't stand it when regulators go crazy and good intentions go way, way too far. That's what's happening in California, where new, increasingly egregiousfood r... Read more
Tim Sullivan
In Praise of BoxTops and Friends

Sep 25, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Fundraising

(Cross post from my PTO Today Blog.)I hope we don't start taking programs like BoxTops for Education (General Mills) and Labels for Education (Campbell's) and Take Charge of Education (Target) for granted. This article in the... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Back to School, Back to Fundraising

Sep 09, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Fundraising, Back to School

It's a fair question (and one of my pet peeves) asked by this Detroit Free Press blogger: why do the first two weeks of school have to be fundraising ground zero?I know the two biggest reasons: 1) Schools need the money more ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
College-style fundraising coming to a school near you?

Jun 09, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Fundraising

It's certainly a trend, one this Hartford Courant piece captures well. What is it? Districts (or, more often, supporters of the schools in a district) setting major-league fundraising goals and using much more sophisticated ... Read more