If there are dogs present at your events, you could be at risk. Claims Journal By Emma Orr May 13, 2016 The cost of dog bite claims for U.S. insurers climbed 16 percent last year on higher medical expenses and larger settlements to resolve court disputes. The average claim increased to $37,214 in 2015 from $32,072 a year earlier, according […] Continue Reading
GoFundMe Matches Donations For Teacher Appreciation Week
Thank a teacher by donating to some of the wonderful projects on GoFundMe! (via GoFundMe.com) Teacher Appreciation Week has arrived, and here at GoFundMe we want to celebrate it with a big splash. We are teaming up with the National PTA to give back to the educators who give so much to our communities. If you start a campaign to […] Continue Reading
The Dangers of Bounce Houses
CNNBy Kelly WallaceMarch 29, 2016 As a parent, this is another story that is impossible to comprehend: A 7-year-old girl is now dead after the bouncy castle she was playing on blew away at an Easter fair in Essex, England. It is believed the castle was swept away by a gust of wind. The girl, Summer Grant, was taken to […] Continue Reading
Why Your PTO Should Use Roberts Rules
Roberts Rules is an essential tool for any parent teacher organization whether you are “making a motion” in a conference room or sipping coffee at a kitchen table. Here is a quick self-assessment tool to see if Roberts Rules would be beneficial to you… Your PTO board has a member with a “strong personality” who tends to dominant conversations PTO […] Continue Reading
What Is The Difference Between a PTA and a PTO?
What Is A PTA? PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association. The PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in the United States. Today’s PTA is comprised of more than 4 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. A local parent […] Continue Reading
Do You Need Event Insurance?
Special Events Galore February 2016 / Vol. 16, No. 2 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2325-8586 Do You Need Event Insurance? You’ve spent an entire year planning your annual garden party fundraiser. The venue is decorated, the caterer is booked, the staff is in place and tickets have been sold. Then disaster strikes. Something as common as scattered thunderstorms can bring your party to a […] Continue Reading
How to Become a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
In this post, we’ll discuss both types of forms that can be used to file to become a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit.
What Type of Nonprofit Are You? [CHART]
With so many services being provided, it may be difficult to determine which category a nonprofit organization falls into. With the chart provided, see a a simple breakdown of the four most common types of nonprofits and their differences.
10 Tips To Safely Sell or Serve Alcohol At Your Event
Alcohol at any event can be a huge nightmare if you don’t properly prepare. Check out the guidelines below for both indoor and outdoor events. 1. Plan. Plan. Plan. There is a lot that goes into the planning of an event that is serving or selling alcohol! It is important for you to consult the liquor license (see more about […] Continue Reading
What Is Crowdfunding?
The term “crowdfunding” has become more and more prevalent when it comes to discussing fundraising. What was once a strategy used just for entrepreneur’s for-profit projects, crowdfunding has now translated into being quite beneficial for nonprofits who are looking for new avenues to raise funds.