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Helping school organizations (PTA, PTO, PTSA, PTSO) and school administrators achieve their goals.

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Helping school organizations (PTA, PTO, PTSA, PTSO) and school administrators achieve their goals.

    Passive Fundrasiers: AmazonSmile

    Passive Fundrasiers: AmazonSmile

    AmazonSmile is a great passive fundraiser for your PTA, PTO, PTSA or school group. But how much do you really make, how do you get started, and what are some tips for success? This episode will answer all those questions and more.


     


    This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel (spirit wear and uniforms) while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

    • 8 min
    No Sale Calendar Fundraisers

    No Sale Calendar Fundraisers

    Are you looking for creative ways to fundraise for your PTA, PTO, PTSA or other school group? Tired of catalogue sales or just asking for cash? This episode will talk about a fundraiser that doesn't require buying any trinkets, raises money for your school group and can be a lot of fun. Join us to hear about how to run a calendar fundraiser.


     


    This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel (spirit wear and uniforms) while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

    • 13 min
    PTO and PTA Guide to Online Payment Solutions

    PTO and PTA Guide to Online Payment Solutions

    Looking to modernize your PTO/A payment solutions? Some parents want to pay via credit card online yet others are totally opposed. How do PTAs and PTOs decide what’s right for their school and how do they decide between Venmo, cash, check and more robust online payment solutions. In today’s episode, we will discuss everything about online payment options for school groups. 


     


    About Our Guest: Tracy Smith, Customer Success Manager, Cheddar Up


    Tracy is the Customer Success Lead and PTA Vertical Lead for Cheddar Up. She is a tenured customer service and communications professional with over fifteen years of experience across a variety of industries. Tracy primarily focuses on addressing customer inquiries with empathy and an objective to improve their experience using the Cheddar Up platform. Prior to joining Cheddar Up, Tracy spent her career in corporate communications and community impact campaign management. Over the last seven years, Tracy invested a considerable amount of her time doing volunteer work, including three years as an elementary PTO president and several other years volunteering for church, Girl Scouts, and other school and community roles ranging from program leadership to fundraising management. Tracy grew up in Wisconsin and received her bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two children.


     


    This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel (spirit wear and uniforms) while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

    • 33 min
    How To Build School Spirit with a Logo Contest

    How To Build School Spirit with a Logo Contest

    Want to get the kids back into the spirit for back to school? A logo design contest can be a great way to do so. This episode will walk you through how to run a logo design contest at your school.


     


    This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel (spirit wear and uniforms) while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

    • 14 min
    Guide to Running a Fall Giving Campaign

    Guide to Running a Fall Giving Campaign

    Have you ever wondered how schools raise over six-digits in a single drive? This episode gives you a step-by-step method to running a school drive that leaders report raises over $100k each year. Tips and tricks are a compilation of years of PTA and PTO experience.


    This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel (spirit wear and uniforms) while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

    • 15 min
    Ensuring Your Special Needs Programs Are Included in PTA Programming

    Ensuring Your Special Needs Programs Are Included in PTA Programming

    Including all children and families is central to PTA and PTO missions - how do you make sure you do that? This episode will share how some school structures can create roadblocks, how to overcome those challenges, and how to ensure your school group is including all children. Our guest, a teacher herself, also has some great tips for how teachers can ensure they are feeling included as well.


    About Our Guest, Dawn Menge, Teacher & Author


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    Dr. Dawn Menge has won forty-one International awards as the author of the Queen Vernita educational series including the Special Recognition Champion award from conquering disabilities with film festival.  She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, a Master's Degree and a Clear Credential in moderate/severe disabilities, and a Bachelor's Degree in human development. Dr. Menge has been teaching students with severe cognitive delays for over twenty years, lecturer and mentor. She has three children and five beautiful grandchildren and lives in Southern California.


     


    Additional Show Notes:


    Dawn refers to two children featured in her books - the two images she refers to are found below, in the order they appear. We hope you enjoy these images as well as Dawn's books.


     





    This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel (spirit wear and uniforms) while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Ftc1972 ,

Great resource and perspective

This is a great resource for parents, educators, and school administrators. The content is relevant, interesting, and helpful. The hosts are relatable and engaging. I look forward to more episodes.

Sarapips ,

Great resource for 2020

As a first-time PTC President in a pandemic, I’m finding this podcast helpful for motivation, idea generation, and fundraising tips. Great topics so far!!

WillB 78 ,

Amazing Podcast!

Great information! The host is very knowledgeable and simply understands what’s going on. I will definitely be tuning in and looking forward to more information.

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