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A School Group’s Unlikely Partner: Community Organizations

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Have you ever seen a Rotary Club sign and wondered what they do? Are you a PTA, PTO or school group leader looking to your community for support? Rotary and other similar organizations can be a great partner to your school group but it can be hard to know where to start. Our guest has created some great community partnerships with these organizations and will give some tips on where to start.

 

About Our Guest: Travis Johnson, Podcast Host, Naval Officer, and Nonprofit Consultant

Travis is currently an active-duty officer in the United States Navy, married with two children, and on move #50. His humble beginnings include 36 moves before graduating high school at 17, 6 states, 5 foster homes, surviving 2 murder attempts, and getting in serious trouble with the law. Although this was very rough, there was always a person, group, or church willing to help him and his family. Now that he’s in a position to give back, he’s made it his mission to “Help the Helpers.” He also spent 15 years helping 400 families pay off $6 million in debt.

On the Nonprofit Architect podcast, Travis shares his perspective as the former Vice President of Books by Vets; a board member at the S.H.I.N.E. foundation; a benefactor $20,000+; a volunteer with 1,500+ hours; fundraiser with more than $500,000 raised; provided seed money for 6 startup nonprofits; event coordinator; and published author.

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 while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

This show is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

Top School Fundraisers of 2020

Top 20 School Fundraisers

Does your school PTA, PTSA, or PTO need new ideas for fundraisers? Halfway through the school year, you may be struggling with new fundraising ideas. With free ideas, engaging remote ideas, and some big money makers, this episode is sure to fuel your creativity. If you’re a PTA, PTO, or K-12 educator, tune in to hear our top 20 fundraising ideas of 2020.

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 while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

This show is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

Fundraising For Title I Schools

Fundraising For Title I Schools

Are you fundraising at a Title I school? Fundraising at Title I schools is an often discussed topic - you need the funds but you want to be sensitive to not overburden your school families. Here are some easy, no-cost, ideas gathered from Title I school leaders on ways to fundraise in this environment.

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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 while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

This show is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

Fundraising to Support Your PTA Mission

Fundraising to Support Your PTA Mission

Being a PTA leader and being a Mayor are more similar than you think! PTA and PTO missions revolve around building a community, engaging that community, and advocating for members of that community. Join us in this episode as we discuss how to create a PTA or PTO community at your school that supports the PTA mission and how to create events to further that mission.

Guest Name: Alecia Whitaker Pace

Guest Bio: 

Alecia Whitaker is the young adult author of the award winning Wildflower trilogy (Wildflower, The Road to You, and The Way Back Home) as well as the bestselling novel, The Queen of Kentucky, which was optioned for film. She grew up on a tobacco and cattle farm in a small Kentucky town and moved to NYC in 2004. She has a BFA in acting and has appeared on talk shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Martha, and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, as well as Deal or No Deal. Whitaker also hosted a parenting advice YouTube show called The Baby Book, has been in numerous commercials, and was chosen to narrate two of her novels for audio publication by her publisher. You can find more information at http://www.aleciawhitaker.com/

 

Since becoming a mother in 2010, Whitaker has been doing market research on her four bright and rambunctious kiddos who prefer going through life dressed in nothing but superhero undies. When she’s not running PTA fundraisers, changing diapers or tripping over Legos, she is working on two screenplays and an early chapter book series.

 

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 while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

 

This show is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

How To Run a Holiday Cookbook Fundraiser

How to run a holiday cookbook fundraiser

 

Hot spiced cider, sugar cookies and pumpkin pie...hungry yet? How do you pull together these recipes + more to create your school cookbook fundraiser? PTAs have been using holiday cookbook fundraisers for decades but did you know there is software that makes them super easy to pull together. Join us for this episode that will take you step-by-step through how to gather recipes, put together a great looking cookbook, and how to sell that cookbook. You might even get some great recipe ideas for your own holiday cooking.

About our guest:

Christina Gibson is a wife, mother, creative and centered on community.

Christina was raised in Mobile, Alabama. She grew up in a house centered on community. Her loving parents instilled in her that helping those around you is a life-long principle that will always reward you. After starting her education at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Christina transferred to and completed her studies at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA, where she continues to reside with her husband and newly welcomed daughter.

After serving her community by working with organizations such as the Mobile International Festival and the International Rescue Committee, Christina was drawn to CreateMyCookbook where she is now the Director of Operations, managing the activities that ensure its customers are able to preserve their family recipes and memories.

She believes that food is love and that family and community are best served around a good meal. Christina loves working with a community that allows individuals, communities, and organizations to easily create a bookstore quality cookbook worthy of any kitchen, full of recipes to be shared.

For more information on how to run your fundraiser with Create My Cookbook, visit https://createmycookbook.com/fundraisers#/  

 

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 while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

 

This show is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

Tips for Hosting a Trivia Night School Fundraiser

Tips for Hosting a Trivia Night School Fundraiser

Is this a good or bad trivia night question: how many Division I college football teams does California have? And how do you use good trivia questions to make money for your school? Join us for a discussion with Matt Hammond, owner of Hambone’s Trivia, to answer these questions and more. We’ll talk about what makes a good trivia night, how to interview potential trivia night providers, and most importantly, how to maximize the money you raise for your school with your trivia night. 

 

As a bonus, listeners of the Multipurpose Room can earn a discount on trivia night by using a promo code that we share in this episode.

About our guest:

Starting in 2007, Matt Hammond “Hambone”, a former attorney, began writing custom trivia for his friends. He now pursues his passion for interesting things full time as the creator and owner of Hambone’s. Like Dolly, he tumbles outta bed and pours himself a cup of ambition every day to bring unique, custom-crafted experiences to your friends, businesses, and communities. You can find more information about Matt and his company at https://www.hambonestrivia.com/

Creative Event Ideas for Your Next School Fundraiser

Creative Event Ideas for Your Next School Fundraiser

What do Zombies, pastry chefs, and dancing under the stars have in common? Not, we are not talking about a Halloween party - we are talking about putting the FUN in Fundraising. Schools of all kinds are always trying to raise money to enhance the student and family experience. Coming up with creative ideas, especially in today’s world where you can’t do what you were doing before is a challenge. Our guest, Ryann Galloway Tacha, has some very creative event ideas and fundraising tips that will take your school’s events to the next level.

About our guest:

Ryann Galloway Tacha is an experienced nonprofit professional. She began her career at her alma mater, The Lawrenceville School and built her skills at The Allen Stevenson School in New York City and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, NJ. Currently she is Director of Advancement at The Barstow School in Kansas City, Missouri. The scope of her work is broad including overseeing fundraising for the school's main campus, event planning, and managing the alumni relations program. In her free time, she serves on the Executive Board of The Lawrence Arts Center and serves as president of the Kansas City/St. Louis Lawrenceville Alumni Club. Ryann lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, John and her short-haired retriever, Cleo.

 

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 while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

This show is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

The School Auction: How to Maximize Donations & Success

The School Auction: How to Maximize Donations & Success

A night of food, libation, and bidding on all sorts of items you don’t need --that’s what school auctions are all about. So how does one maximize fundraising to best support our schools? Join us with a special guest, Dabney Lawless, to discuss the most effective way to solicit donations, maximize bidding, and run a successful auction.

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