Blogs

December 3, 2018

How to overcome objections to joining your PTA?

There are always going to be excuses and objections to joining the PTA. Most parents don’t see the value in joining the PTA. If you provide them something concrete for example access to an app or easy connectivity to your school that provides them a daily benefit, it becomes a no-brainer. The second biggest misconception is that joining the PTA implies that they have to fundraise for the organization. You can clear this misconception by clarifying it in your letter or recruitment email or paperwork that you send home via the student. The National PTA and New York State PTA say the following tactic works well for recruiting more parents to join the PTA. If someone says, “I don’t like to fundraise!” You can tell them, “You do not have to fundraise as a PTA member. You don’t have to commit time or anything more when you join PTA — […]
August 3, 2018

A conversation on fundraising and school directory with School Zone

Welcome to the school zone school fundraising ideas podcast. We interviewed top fundraising and resource companies to help you find a solution to your next school, fundraising or school resource need. Are you ready to simplify the search? Now, here’s your host, Matt Miller. Matt Miller:       Hey. Hey, school zone audience. Matt here, once again. I’m excited tonight to have a really neat guest in the school zone with me. Niru Mallavarupu. Did I get it right? Niru:   Yeah, it’s Close, its Mallavarupu Matt Miller:  Mallavarupu. That’s great. Niru Mallavarpu. I, I’ll get it right doggone it. Anyway, I got a chance to meet Niru at the Philadelphia PTO Today expo here a couple of weeks ago and was very, very, very impressed with her company MobileArq, and had to get her on the show to talk about what they’re doing, how they are simplifying communication within schools and a whole […]
April 7, 2018

MobileArq 2018 American Small Business Champion

MobileArq Receives National Recognition as a 2018 American Small Business Champion by SCORE  Summit, NJ-based MobileArq, https://mobilearq.com/, a provider of communication and fundraising platform for K-12 schools, has been named a winner of the 2018 American Small Business Championship by SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. The Championship awarded this title to 102 entrepreneurs for their dedication to the success of their small businesses, awarding them an all-expense-paid trip to a training and networking event, SCORE mentoring and publicity throughout the year, and a chance to win one of three $15,000 grand prizes, made possible with the support of Sam’s Club. MobileArq earned the title of American Small Business Champion by submitting an online application describing what makes their business one of the best small businesses in their community, and how they plan to use the prizes to grow their business. Over 75 schools, 26 school […]
March 26, 2018

Why data security does not mean data privacy?

Data privacy and data security have become hot-button issue in recent weeks. Facebook, the social networking giant with over 214 million active users in the US and 2.2. billion worldwide is the focus of public scrutiny and ire. It has been reported that profiles of fifty million Facebook users was not just accessed without their consent by a 3rd party developer and then sold to a consulting firm which the data to sway these same users in the 2016 US Presidential elections. Its gets even worse, Facebook knew about this three years ago but did not come clean with a disclosure. Not surprisingly, people feel betrayed by Facebook who they had ‘trusted’ with their data. So, there is a breach of trust. But, is there a breach in data privacy and/or data security? What do these two terms mean? Information is “secure” when a system correctly enforces the access rights […]