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    You may not be getting paid,
    but everything else about operating
    a school fundraising group
    is strictly business.
    Run it like a boss.
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    In School Fundraising: So Much More than Cookie Dough,
    Sandra Pfau Englund takes you inside the multi-billion
    dollar world of school fundraising, turning her experience
    as a PTO president, mom and lawyer into an easy-to-ready
    guide to the profits to be made, and the pitfalls
    to avoid, when volunteering for your school’s parent
    teacher organization or booster club.

About the Book

You thought you were signing up to sell a little cookie dough for the high school drama club. Little did you know that school fundraising groups have to file tax returns, register with the state BEFORE they fundraise, and get a license to put on the annual elementary school basket bingo fundraiser. In School Fundraising: So Much More than Cookie Dough, Sandra Pfau Englund, Esq. turns her 20+ years of experience working with nonprofit groups into a comprehensive, easy-to-read, guide to the profits to be made—and the pitfalls to avoid—volunteering for your school's fundraising group.

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You'll learn:

  • How an Ohio football booster club got into trouble by operating a 50/50 raffle without a license.
  • What happened when a child got hurt when riding the ponies at an elementary school fall festival.
  • Why a mom was able to easily steal thousands of dollars from the school spirit store where she volunteered.
  • And much, much more…

You'll find:

  • More than 50 quick takeaways summarizing the do’s and don'ts of school fundraising.
  • Over 20 “recipes for success” containing Sandy’s insider tips for avoiding the pitfalls of starting and maintaining a school booster club, including how to get IRS 501(c)(3) status, what to if your group gets its exemption revoked, or you find out the booster club has never filed taxes.
  • Appendices chock full of sample documents and guidelines, form donation letters and receipts, budget worksheets and suggested financial policies, and much, much more.
Sandra Pfau Englund
Founder of Parent Booster USA
Sandra Pfau Englund
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In School Fundraising: So Much More than Cookie Dough, Sandra Pfau Englund takes you inside the multi-billion dollar world of school fundraising, turning her experience as a PTO president, mom and lawyer into an easy-to-ready guide to the profits to be made, and the pitfalls to avoid, when volunteering for your school’s parent teacher organization or booster club.

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Oodles of Resources

As an owner of School Fundraising: So Much More than Cookie Dough, you'll have access to all of these valuable resources and more.

Sample Documents

Tools to help your organization get started and stay on top.

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Permission Slip
  • Budget Worksheet
  • Financial Policies
  • Financial Policy Worksheet
  • Cash Tally Box Receipt
  • Donation Request Letter
  • Cash/In-kind Donation Form
  • Donor Receipt

Awesome Resources

Valuable insights to keep your organization running smoothly.

  • Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Volunteers.
  • Tips and Strategies
    to Run Great Meetings
  • ParliPro Basics
    for Conducting a Meeting
  • All About Meeting Minutes
  • Officer Transition Guidelines
  • Step-by-step Guidelines to Conduct an Internal Financial Review
  • Surviving an IRS Audit
  • Cloud Accounting Software
  • Quick Reference Guide to Fundraising
  • Best Practices for Running a Fundraiser

Essential IRS & State

Links to IRS forms, state registration requirements, and specially selected publications.

  • About IRS Form SS-4 Application for EIN
  • IRS Form 1023EZ
  • IRS Form 1023
  • Changing Your Booster Club’s Year End
  • Additional IRS Publications
  • State-by-State Registration Requirements

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What People are Saying

Read comments from other parent volunteers like yourself.

It's about time someone had this idea!

Thank you so much for writing this book. As a volunteer, I have struggled with the many challenges faced by running a school fundraising group. This book has been a total lifesaver. Our organization is now a Parent Booster USA member and we are finally confident that we are operating legally.

  • By Kathey R.

We are so happy we were given a copy of this book.

None of our members had any idea that we were supposed to be running our organization like a business, or that we were required to file an annual tax return. We've ditched the shoebox for some real accounting. Thank you for all of the amazing help and resources.

  • By Jeffrey L.

Yes, yes, yes! Thank you so much.

We have struggled with trying to understand the legal requirements of running our football booster club, but you have managed to make things clear and concise. We are also very appreciative of all of the additional resources. You've really made a big difference and we can't thank you enough.

  • By Bethany K.

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