Can you believe it? Another year done 🙌 ! Congratulations if you’ve managed to keep your sanity throughout the craziness of the last few months! Now the fundraising fugue has cleared, it’s important to recognise your fabulous PTA support network - the PTA team, the office staff and the parent volunteers.Read More
Let’s face it my PTA tribe, communication can be a huge issue when trying to organise an event, manage finances, win the hearts of sponsors, work with stall holders and share success! It’s infuriating and time-consuming and can cost you volunteers! Having tried all types of collaboration tools and techniques, I think I hit the payload with Google Apps.Read More
We have talked in a previous blog about the importance of using eye-catching imagery to grab attention, get your PTA noticed and getting people talking about your events.
We’d like to share a few facts about using images you find online, as well as show you our favourite FREE to use image sites?
Did you know that 90% of all information transmitted to the brain is visual? In fact, images are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text. Wowzers!
This is good insight for a PTA to take on board when promoting an event or sharing success with the school community. To have a much higher chance it will be remembered, why not design an eye-catching poster or flyer?
Frozen Friday or Cool after School - whatever you call your ice lolly sale event, it’s an easy fundraising win in terms of effort and volunteers required. The best places to buy from are Iceland, Aldi or Lidl, Bookers or Costco. A PTA should be able to charge between 30p and 50p per lolly depending on demographic and of course, weather.
But how do we keep them cooler for longer?
Has your PTA treasurer ever threatened to down tools and run away, Thelma and Louise style, before your fair has even started? This would not surprise us! Take a look at how using tokens at your school fair could help keep your treasurer sane!Read More
The PTA primarily exists to provide a closer link between home and school, as well as fundraise for goods or services that directly benefit the children in their learning journey. Getting new parents on board at an early stage just makes good sense.Read More
The Summer fair is arguably the biggest event in any PTA calendar. Being the biggest, it can be the most complicated to organise. To give yourself half a chance, I recommend that you ticket your Summer Fair event - online.Read More
They come in all shapes and sizes, some well loved and some waiting to be loved. But in the eyes of a PTA these soft cuddly guys and dolls are surefire 100% profit! As a bonus, we can spread a little joy at the same time as raising funds for the school. Everyone's a winner.Read More