Friday, January 21, 2011

Can Volunteers be Paid?

As homeschool groups grow and change, leaders face new challenges and responsibilities. It is so important to gain the knowledge needed to make right decisions and fulfill legal requirements. Knowing where to go to find truly reliable information is critical.

Carol Topp, CPA is just such an expert to go to gain the financial knowledge you need. She offers many ways to learn what is needed for homeschool groups and co-ops through books, private consultations, webinars, speaking engagements and her blog. One of Carol's recent blog posts answers an important question from a homeschool group leader about paying workers and volunteers within the co-op. The situation and Carol's wise answer can be found here:

P.S. Tax time is upon us and Carol has tons of info on homeschool groups and co-ops filing with the IRS correctly, as well. It is all at

Our e-book, One By One: The Homeschool Leader's Guide to Motivating Your Members, is found at

Monday, January 17, 2011

Free Leadership Webinar Tomorrow

We heard amazing reports coming from the Texas Home School Coalition (THSC) Leadership Seminar with Doug Bartsch. We are excited to pass on the news that THSC is offering a live webinar with Doug tomorrow for free. Here is the information for you:

Would You Like to Improve Your Ability to Lead Others?

Join THSC in this FREE Leadership Webinar with Doug Bartsch,
THSC's 2011 Leadership Training Conference Keynote Speaker
Online at 7 p.m.
This Tuesday, January 18

THSC was blessed beyond measure as Pastor Bartsch, a homeschool husband and father, shared with our Leadership Training Conference attendees' leadership skills and techniques he has learned from both his own experience as a minister and some exceptional mentors that God has brought into his life. A life-long learner with a passion for helping other leaders, Doug will bring practical insights that can transform your life and ministry.

His workshops were so beneficial to our LTC attendees that many who missed this session, Positioned for Effective Leadership, asked to have it repeated, so . . .

THSC is excited to once again welcome Doug Bartsch and
provide leaders with this wonderful opportunity!

In this informative workshop, Doug will use 2 Timothy 2:1-10 to help you discover your spiritual job description and teach you how to structure your ministry to fulfill God's plans.

Leading effectively can be challenging, so don't miss out!

Join us online tomorrow night; reserve your webinar seat now . . .