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From helpful hints and inspiring ideas to tips worth sharing and  awesome advice, find it all here on the Givebacks for nonprofits blog.

July 10, 2024

Get with the program: Planning your PTA\PTO calendar

Your PTA\PTO calendar is the best way to get the big picture of what your organization will be keeping busy with throughout the school year and what resources you’ll need, so it’s important to invest the time into doing it right.

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June 19, 2024

Don’t fear the budget – Four tips for PTA, PTO, or booster club budget brilliance

If being in charge of the budget for your PTA, PTO, or booster club feels scary because you don’t have an accounting degree, you can stop worrying right now! 

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June 5, 2024

Why your PTA, PTO, or booster club should be planning a summer event

When summer hits, it’s tempting to hang up your school group leader hat for the season and take a breather. But summer is actually the perfect time...

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May 29, 2024

4 things to do this spring to plan for back-to-school fundraising

Do these four things before the school year finishes this spring and your back-to-school fundraiser planning will be that much further along...

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May 22, 2024

3 reasons to go cashless for your next fundraiser

Imagine going to the grocery store or Target to pick up a list of things you need, not having enough cash and not being able to use a credit card. Nightmare, right?...

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May 15, 2024

What to do when your ESSER funds expire

For many K-12 schools, ESSER funds were a lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic. With their expiration looming, what can school districts do to prepare for the budget shortfall?...

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May 8, 2024

Case study: Keeping more fundraising dollars in your school

Like many athletic booster programs across the county, Broughton High School's Caps Club needed a better fundraising platform. Here's what happened when they found one...

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May 1, 2024

Choosing the best PTA software for fundraising: What PTAs, PTOs, booster clubs, and schools should know

Choosing the right software for fundraising isn’t always easy. With lots of platforms and tons of different tools, features, and pricing, it’s a confusing process. Well, not anymore...

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April 24, 2024

Crowdfunding compliance roundtable discussion: How to get control in your district

Watch our roundtable discussion, Crowdfunding compliance: How to get control in your district, and hear how senior leaders successfully gained control over crowdfunding campaigns in their district...

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April 17, 2024

How to plan for officer transitions

With the school year winding down, it’s time to ramp up officer transition planning. Whether you’re a PTA, PTO, or Booster Club, having a plan in place will help you set new leaders up for success and make sure that they’ll be off and running for the new school year...

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April 10, 2024

5 things teachers want most for Teacher Appreciation Week

Each year, the first full week of May marks Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to show your appreciation and gratitude to the teachers and staff in your school. It’s the perfect chance for students, parents, and the community to come together to celebrate teachers and school staff for their tireless efforts...

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March 29, 2024

Washington State PTA selects Givebacks as its PTA management platform partner

Givebacks and Washington State PTA (WSPTA) are excited to announce a partnership to provide parent-teacher associations across the state with a PTA management platform designed to make all aspects of running their organizations easier...

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March 27, 2024

Crowdfunding campaigns in school districts: How school districts can reduce risk and gain control

As a fundraising tool, crowdfunding can be a game-changer, helping to rally supporters and raise funds. But it also presents significant challenges for school districts...

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March 20, 2024

Fundraiser marketing 101

Marketing and promoting your fundraiser can be the most important factor in smashing your fundraising goals. Use this handy infographic to make sure you're checking all the boxes when it comes to spreading the word about your fundraiser...

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March 13, 2024

Best a-thons you need to run this year

‍A-thons have been a tried and true PTA/PTO and booster club fundraiser for ages, but if it's time to shake things up with your next a-thon, there are tons of unique, creative, and fun a-thon fundraisers ...

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March 6, 2024

Case Study: Solving oversight and compliance in school districts

Like so many K-12 school districts across the country, Wilson County Schools in Tennessee was struggling with oversight of fundraising dollars across the many school support organizations...

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February 28, 2024

12 Unique and Fun Booster Club Fundraisers

Whether your booster club supports sports, arts and music, academic clubs, or other student organizations, there are tons of innovative and fun options that will captivate your donors and boost your booster club’s success...

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February 21, 2024

4 mistakes to avoid in your online PTA, PTO, Booster Club, or School store

Building a great PTA, PTO, School or Booster Club online store can make all the difference when it comes to meeting your fundraising goals...

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February 14, 2024

How to nail your next fundraiser

Lots of details go into running a fundraiser and it can be hard to remember all your to-do's. Never fear, your guide to putting on a successful fundraiser is here!

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February 8, 2024

How to get the community involved in your K-12 fundraiser

Getting everyone from parents and students to teachers and your community behind your fundraiser transforms it into a movement...

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January 23, 2024

The best alternative to AmazonSmile: Create a passive giving fundraising stream for your nonprofit

Amazon shut down the AmazonSmile program in early 2023 but nonprofits still need passive...

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January 16, 2024

3 PTA fundraisers for every age group

Tailoring your fundraising initiative to the specific group you’re serving is a must if you want to get maximum participation and engagement...

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January 10, 2024

Smash your fundraising goals: The top 10 best PTA fundraisers that actually work

Are you looking for fresh, new PTA fundraiser ideas that can help you smash your fundraising goals...

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November 16, 2023

SSO and school fundraisers: What we can learn from three Tennessee Districts

Gaining oversight into district organizations and fundraising activities reduces risk of...

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June 30, 2023

MemberHub is now Givebacks

Today’s the day! We’re excited to officially announce that MemberHub is now Givebacks.

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September 30, 2021

How to Plan a PTA Back-to-School Night

Need some fresh, new ideas to make your Back-to-School Night the most successful one yet?

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August 30, 2021

4 Tips for Running a Successful PTA Membership Drive

Check out these four tips when you're planning your annual PTA membership drive and see what...

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August 10, 2020

Improvements your PTA/PTO should be making this school year

Keep your school community engaged and feeling supported this year with these improvements…

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July 14, 2020

How to implement k-12 CDC guidelines with Givebacks

The new school year is almost here and we're explaining how the CDC guidelines will affect your PTA events...

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