Ask the Experts! 01:24:16
Drew Englund, nonprofit attorney, and Meagan Mason, Executive Director of Parent Booster USA, answer real questions from booster club members and volunteers, just like you. Don't miss this episode!
USING YOUR ACCOUNT
Get to Know Your Registration Dashboard04:41
In this video, we’ll be helping you get to know your registration dashboard. This dashboard, and the information collected here, is what allows us to file your state and federal registrations and renewals. Whether you are just starting out, or simply need a refresher, this video will cover the basics.
Complete Your Fiscal Year Profile09:48
The single most important part of your registration experience, the fiscal year profile is what allows us to complete any necessary state filings on your behalf. We also use this information to prepopulate sections of your IRS 990-series information return, sometimes referred to as a tax return.
NOW YOU KNOW
Set Yourself Free from Paperwork!00:38
Did you know most state governments require nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations to file one or more registrations in the state, including: Fundraising Registration, Raffles/Bingo, Corporate Annual Report, Sales Tax Registration/Exemption and Income Tax Exemption? But don't worry, we handle the paperwork so you don't have to!
The Plight of Capital Gymnastics01:41:36
Individual fundraising accounts (IFAs) are strictly prohibited by the IRS for charitable organizations, but many booster clubs use them without realizing that they’re putting their tax-exempt status at risk. Simple activities, like selling chocolate bars and crediting students directly for their sales, count as an IFA. But the practice is as common as...well, chocolate bars themselves.
Don't Press Your Luck: Games of Chance for Booster Clubs38:10
Have you been thinking about hosting a bingo night? Maybe you just finished organizing your annual raffle? PBUSA wants to help make sure your games of chance are set up for success! Join Drew Englund, nonprofit attorney, and Meagan Mason, PBUSA Executive Director, for a webinar all about lotteries and luck of the draw!
Spring Fling! Officer Transitions, Tips, and Tricks!53:10
Spring brings change, even for booster clubs. Are you looking to take up a new role or be more active with your school’s club? Or maybe you are an outgoing officer looking to set your club up for success in the future. If you have ever been involved in taking over a job or handing one to someone new, then you know transitions are crucial. Parent Booster USA is here to help you bridge the gap and make your transitions so smooth it will feel like you’ve had the job for years. Join Parent Booster USA’s executive director, Meagan Mason, and nonprofit attorney Drew Englund.
Putting Liability in the Dunk Tank: Insurance and other Tools to Protect your Booster Club28:18
If your booster club is holding an event, it’s probably a good idea to have insurance. It’s not very fun to think about, but liability insurance is one easy step your booster club can take to keep your assets and members protected.
Organize and Categorize Your Booster Club Financials: Make Filing Your 990 Return Smooth11:27
Busy booster club parents – this is for you! Keeping your group’s finances organized from the start will save you so much time at the end of your fiscal year. Why is this important? Because every organization that raises money must file a tax return every year with the IRS, no matter how much you raised. Parent Booster USA will show you how you can prepare throughout the year to make filing your 990 easy.
Booster Club 101: From the Beginning01:47:24
Whether you’re a parent volunteer for the PTO or booster club, a band or athletic director working with booster clubs, or a school administrator charged with managing all your school's fundraising groups, this webinar is for you. We get this a lot: "I am new to this – I just don't know where to start." Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know!
IRS Form 990 Basics, Part 2: Completing Your 990EZ Form with Confidence01:20:43
Filing a tax return each year for your tax-exempt organization is one more thing on your plate as a volunteer - and it is often confusing. PBUSA is here to help! In this informative webinar (a follow-on to our Part 1 - 990 Basics webinar), nonprofit attorneys and 990 experts Sandra Pfau Englund and Drew Englund will guide you through the process of completing the 990EZ return. They'll cover how to categorize your financial records, how to use the 990EZ to benefit your group, then offer step-by-step instructions for completing the return. Tune in to find out exactly what you need to do to stay on the good side of the IRS. This is something you won't want to miss!
IRS Form 990 Basics, Part 1: What Every Booster Club Needs to Know26:45
All nonprofits that raise any amount of money must file an IRS Form 990 tax return. Because you're tax-exempt, you're not paying any tax on the money you raise but the IRS still wants to know what you are doing. You let them know by filing a 990 tax return. And if you don't file for 3 consecutive years, they will automatically revoke your tax-exempt status. No questions asked. Don't let this happen to you! Tune in to this webinar to find out exactly what you need to do to stay on the good side of the IRS. Nonprofit attorneys and subject matter experts, Sandra Pfau Englund and Drew Englund will go over the "who, what, when, and how" of the 990. This webinar is Part 1 of 2 and will focus on general concepts and the 990N; Part 2 will go into the weeds about the more complex 990EZ and 990 full returns.
New to Homeschooling? PBUSA is here to help!24:20
PBUSA's founder, Sandy Englund, and her (now grown) children successfully navigated the homeschooling waters. How did they do it? Learn from homeschooling experts about teaching options, ideas, suggested ways to get started, and how to choose resources that work for your family when there are so many out there. For those who are now homeschooling or having school at home, the tips and resources offered in this webinar may save you time and lessen your stress about this unexpected detour in our daily lives.
Handling Cancelled Events and Donations During COVID-1923:43
Booster clubs, PTOs, PTAs, and other school fundraising groups are being hit with the need to cancel events, return donations, and deal with the impact of school closures and social distancing right now. Tune in to our webinar to learn ways to manage these issues and to ask questions related to how the current health emergency affects your organization.
Set Your Records Straight: Managing Your Booster Club Finances01:11:49
We will cover a range of topics requested by previous webinar participants including money management, checks and balances, and processes for keeping your books. You will be on your way to organized and complete financial records! Subject matter expert and nonprofit lawyer, Sandy Englund will lead the way to bringing proper oversight and management to your organization’s financial practices in less than an hour. You don’t want to miss this!
Ask the Experts: Booster Club FAQs01:05:59
Parent Booster USA has conducted a one-of-a-kind webinar where the users provided the content. The Q&A session provides answers to many common questions across a wide variety of categories. Of course, if you have more questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com, or 407-347-0063.
Danger Zone: Fundraising Legally01:03:02
Covers appropriate formation and operation of booster clubs, information about cooperative fundraising/individual fundraising accounts and why this type of fundraising is under fire by the IRS, and options for legally appropriate fundraising, including "fair share donations".
Get Legal, Stay Legal: Four Areas of Compliance01:06:54
Covers four areas of compliance -- IRS, state government, school district and your organization's members. Includes step-by-step instructions for completing the IRS Form 990N and information on where to find your states fundraising registration and other compliance rules for nonprofit organizations.
Don't Get Blindsided: How to Prevent Support Organization Theft20:37
Booster club theft is in the news. When parents steal, everyone loses. NBC’s "The Today Show" brought it into the national spotlight in a June 3 investigative report with Parent Booster USA providing tips to protect booster clubs from embezzlement. How can you help protect your school and its support organizations? It’s easy - join the nation’s leading authority on booster clubs, Sandra Englund, as she brings her tips for school administrators and business officers in a new, free webinar.
IRS Form 990 Basics11:45
Explain the difference between a 990-N, 990-EZ and full 990 return; remember that a 990-N is for organizations with less than $50,000 in gross annual receipts , the 990-EZ is for over $50,000 and less than $200,000 in gross receipts and the 990-Full is for over $200,000 in gross receipts. Learn how to file a 990N e-Postcard return. Identify common errors when submitting a 990-N e-Postcard. Identify information needed to complete a 990-EZ return.
What’s the Risk?: Do School PTOs and Booster Clubs Need Insurance?39:51
The answer no one wants to hear is - anyone can sue anyone for anything at any time and someone will! In PBUSA’s new webinar, “What's the Risk? Do School PTOs and Booster Clubs Need Insurance?,” this topic takes center stage along with several other important issues regarding insurance and your booster club. Join Sandra Pfau Englund, a practicing attorney and author, as she outlines an effective 3-step process for determining, reviewing, and controlling the risks.