Here are some best practices to consider. Name the Amount It’s best to ask for a specific amount and if you can, give an option to give more. Most of us like to be given directions. But if you’re uncomfortable with the direct approach consider a gift range or just show the total amount of … Read more Asking for Money is never easy, but we do know some good ways to ask!
Is the impossible dream, possible? Aspiring for the perfect balance means you’ll have a fulfilled life – happy parents, kids taken care of, and your work-life sailing along. Is this idea even possible? Keeping all of these areas of our lives stationary and in a perfect balance seems pretty unrealistic. We’re sold the idea that … Read more Keeping the Work-Life Balance as a Volunteer
I was at a parent group meeting last night and the subject of “why can’t we get anyone to volunteer” came up…again. The frustration was palpable. Our concessions chair, who literally manned every single athletic even last year, was clearly and reasonably at her limit. One of our event chairs is looking for her replacement … Read more How to be sure Parents Don’t Volunteer
In a few short weeks, I will be transitioning out of my role as Chair of my kids’ high school athletics booster club and into the most favored position of Past Chair! I am beyond thrilled to be Past Chair. The Past Chair doesn’t have to recruit new people to the board. The Past Chair … Read more The VPP
You may have seen the movie Bad Moms. It is rude and funny and all the things these type movies are supposed to be and, honestly, I love it. In addition to all the rudeness and hilarity, there is a powerful stereotype at play here. The “PTA Mom”. You know the one I mean…Gwendolyn. The … Read more Gwendolyn or Amy?