School Fundraising: So Much More than Cookie Dough

School Fundraising: So Much More than Cookie Dough

by Sandra Pfau Englund
School Fundraising: So Much More than Cookie Dough

School Fundraising: So Much More than Cookie Dough

by Sandra Pfau Englund


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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. It's More than Cookie Dough is a must-have book for school administrators who work with the fundraising groups, and the for the volunteers who manage them.

School Fundraising: So Much More than Cookie Dough includes:

  • 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

The book's companion website,, provides even more tools, tips and bonus material to make managing school fundraising groups easier than ever before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997087802
Publisher: Parent Booster USA
Publication date: 02/15/2016
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 464,096
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: That's a lot of Cookie Dough!

1 Selling cookie dough is complicated
A few notes about the tangled web of rules and laws that surround the school fundraising "business" without getting into trouble.

2 Selling cookie dough is important
Take a quick minute to pat yourself on the back. What you are doing to support education is important.

Part II: Assemble Your Ingredients
3 Structure your group for more success and less risk
The ingredients and a checklist for setting up a school fundraising group

4 Learn the rules of the game
A brief look at who regulates school fundraising

5 Even school fundraising groups have to file taxes
The IRS wants to jump into the mix when money is involved.

6 Your state wants a bite, too!
An outline of what your state government expects to know about your school fundraising group

7 Tools & tidbits to make things easier
Notes, tips, and templates to help you handle your money, run your meetings, and limit your risks

Part III: More Food for Thought
8 Fundraising do's and don'ts
Deductions rules, donation receipts, and raffle rules all in one place

9 Blending school staff and volunteers
School staff and volunteers don't always make the best sandwich cookie! Learn how to stick the two together for success.

10 Adding in school fees
A few notes about boosters and school fees

11 Don't get burned by Title IX
Why even boosters must be aware of the discrimination rules and how your fundraising can upset the balance.

Part IV: The Icing on Top
12 Wouldn't you rather go out to eat?
Resources to let someone else do the mixing and baking, and let you enjoy the fruits of your labor
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