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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
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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
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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
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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
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The complete PTA Software guide
Are you confused about the countless school and PTA Software solutions available on the market? How does a Student Information
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school fundraising app
School Fundraising: ‘Crush it’ with these three simple hacks for PTAs and PTOs
School Fundraising takes time and it is a lot of work! Organizing a school fundraiser is no simple task. You
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Tech Tip #4: Safeguard your phone with encryption
This article was originally published on https://tapinto.net at http://bit.ly/MA-tech-tipe-4. In this article, I will introduce you to encryption, the why and
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Secure Your Email From Hackers
A Gmail phishing* attack has been perpetuated on millions of users in which the hacker sends you a fake email
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Secure your smartphone with your fingerprint
This post written by Niru Mallavarupu originally appeared on the Tap Into Springfield as a Technology Tip. Smartphones have become
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Secure your smartphone with a passcode
This article written by MobileArq Founder Niru Mallavarupu was originally published in Tap Into – https://www.tapinto.net/towns/springfield/articles/tech-tip-securing-your-smartphone Since smartphones have become an
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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 — […]
November 29, 2011

Why do Alumni Need a Private Social Network?

Each time I talk to an Alumni Association for Colleges, High Schools or a department in a University, they tell me that they have a Facebook page or a LinkedIn Group for their network and that suffices for them.  A group on LinkedIn or a Facebook page is enough for a superficial presence and for Alumni Association to simply check mark “availability of a social network” for their alumni. Here are the top reasons to have a private web page for your Alumni: Create a virtual community who can create specific groups for themselves while reaching out to the larger community Provide direct connections for alumni to employers and businesses Provide enlisted communities  that would help alumni to get back in touch with each other Promote  business connections and interactions amongst the alumni Most important of all, alumni associations can easily collect membership dues online and organize fund raising events. Alumni can […]
October 21, 2011

Niche Social Networks for Membership Organizations

Localarq builds private niche networks for any membership based organizations. For example, Alumni of various B-Schools, Professional Services organizations in any discipline are geographically dispersed and usually have at the most a website and nothing more. Localarq provides websites out of the box for enabling all of this through a website for your local PTA, professional org or any org. We can also host it on your own domain if needed. We can insert it into your existing website with the same L&F so you do not compromise on your branding. Build a niche network for your organization Interact with members in geographically different locations easily Online Fund Raising from your members and families Groups, Collaboration, chat A private secure place on the internet Personalized and group calendar Eliminate paper Organize and share Documents/forms online