It’s nearly election season for school-affiliated parent groups! If your parent organization is gearing up to hold your annual elections – and you’re planning to assume a leadership role- you will likely be faced with the challenge of how you can make things “better” or “more efficient” for your Board. Of course, your membership (especially the outgoing board!) may want to hear “Well, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” After all – do you really want to be the one to admit that your group has been spinning its wheels?
Probably not, but … better you than a disgruntled school board member, or school principal, or parents who aren’t active parts of the organization who just don’t understand why things are moving so slowly.
While you’re trying to convince your organization colleagues that you’re the best person for the job, we invite – no, we encourage! – you to use Pay4SchoolStuff.com (#P4SS) as a tool in your kit.
Here are just a few of the initiatives you might consider, and how #P4SS can help:
• Paperwork, be gone! With #P4SS you can easily manage your group’s registration forms, sign-up sheets, volunteer schedules, and orders. You can create a form in three easy steps for just about anything, and produce reports on virtually any criteria to review your information.
• Hasta Luego, bank trips! #P4SS will pretty much make taking trips to the bank a distant memory. We won’t be able to turn your computer into an ATM (sorry, we tried), but your members and parents/students will be able to make payments online, so there won’t be any more cash to handle or checks to deposit. And we’ll transfer the funds from your transactions directly to your organization’s bank account, so no more frantic trips to the drive-through window for group deposits.
• No More Handouts. Forget sending home flyers with every single child in school, or hoping that parents are reading the classroom newsletter. With #P4SS you’ll be able to send mass emails to all of the registered parents in your system with the Internal Communications Function. And the emails can contain links to send them right back into the #P4SS interface so that they can complete their tasks right then and there.
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