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.
December 24, 2018

Gifting a tech gadget to your child for the holidays. A good idea?

Kids love gadgets, especially those cool tech gadgets. More importantly, parents love buying tech gadgets for their kids, until their kids end up spending an excessive amount of their time with these gadgets. We live in a world that is dominated in some ways by technology. So, it is critical that we should be comfortable and even adept at using Technology. But, that’s not always the case when we interact with technology. Hoping that our kids are not faced with the same struggles, we jump to get the kids immersed in technology and with tech gadgets as if our intervention is really necessary.   Our intentions to make our kids ‘tech-savvy’ are not entirely misplaced. Tech gadgets can and do stimulate learning and curiosity. Proficiency with the use of tech gadgets will help kids immensely with their future career opportunities. But, excessive use of these tech gadgets, as evidenced by the […]