Blogs

March 15, 2019

MobileArq Data Security & Privacy – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How does MobileArq ensure private and secure access to the mobile school directory? Access to the mobile directory is password-protected and provided only to those parents whose information, i.e., name and email address, can be matched with the information provided to MobileArq by the district IT office or the school PTA/PTO.  Upon verification of identity, the parent is then asked to create and save a password for subsequent entry into the directory account. What additional security measures are available to prevent access to the database from individuals outside of the parent community? A ‘strong’ user password is a critical component of data security.  MobileArq requires that the directory password should be 8 characters minimum length and must include an uppercase letter, a number, and a special character. These requirements are spelled out in the ‘Password Reset Page’ of the app. Also, ten successive failed attempts to enter a directory account within a span of […]
February 18, 2019

Are you picking the right online payment solution for your PTA?

Engaging in online transaction with online payment has become second nature to all of us. We pick a product, add to cart, hit the checkout, easy as 1, 2, 3.   This trend is also reflected in the increasing number of School Parent Organizations, such as the Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) are now moving towards online fundraising. In response to the online fundraising need, numerous online fundraising, solutions are now available through various vendors that provide membership management solutions for school parent organizations. Each of these solutions comes with a different payment processing system and with different transaction charges. As a result there are a multiple permutations of accepted payment methods, payment gateways for processing the transactions and transaction charges. Thus, choosing a reliable and trustworthy eCommerce system to manage online fundraising for the Parent Organization can be very difficult. We address the top 5 critical questions asked about the online […]
January 24, 2019

Selecting an online school directory for your school parent organization, insider tips:

Is your school PTA considering a mobile and online school directory for your school parents? How will you select from the number of vendors that are available? What will be your criteria? Trust: It can be a daunting task to select from a large number of available school directory vendors. The key driving force should be to find a trusted product by a trusted vendor. Word of mouth is always a good start in the selection process. But, Google search can also provide you with a list of directory providers. Choose a provider that has been doing business for several years minimum and has built up solid product repertoire and an online presence. Assess the founder and the team behind the product. LinkedIn is an excellent platform to find additional information about their professional background and expertise. The websites for each of the vendors will also provide you with information […]
January 21, 2019

2019 PTA calendar

This is a calendar of events that are useful to a PTA or PTO board members. This calendar will help you to keep track of important days for your school and to plan activities ahead of time.