As a PTA, you are continually trying to make life easier and keep costs low for all your PTA events. To that end, we recommend using Stripe for online payment processing for your online PTA ticket and merchandise sales.Read More
It’s time to let your school community know that you are serious about sustainability and that you have high ambitions for your Zero Waste events. Here is a free video for our members to request a copy to share with their PTA school community.Read More
Is your PTA striving to become a Zero Waste PTA? We are all very aware of how environmentally conscious we need to be. Everyone needs to play a part to ensure a sustainable future for our planet.
What can we do as a PTA? What can we do to promote sustainable change within our school communities? Here are some quick win zero waste ideas for your PTA to try.
Traditionally, Christmas fairs have not been ticketed but now with affordable online ticketing available, there are plenty of reasons why you should ticket your PTA Christmas fair. Not least to book time slots for Santa’s grotto!!Read More
We have designed a disco poster template that you can edit and use to design your own poster for your PTA disco event. You can then save it, download it as a PDF to print or post online or send in an email or by Parentmail. No excuses not to buy a ticket. Particularly, when you can insert a live link on this poster to buy tickets directly should you have online ticketing. You have, haven’t you? 😉Read More
It’s important to have the confidence to approach prospective sponsors. Confidence comes from believing in your cause. This is usually quite easy for a PTA because we raise funds to support and enhance our children’s educational experience. A cause very dear to our hearts. So how do we find suitable sponsors?Read More
Organising a craft room in the run up to Christmas each year is a great idea. Crafts are always a big hit and can prove to be a big fundraising success. The PTA craft room can be run alongside the Christmas fair as a paid activity. Alternatively, it can be run as a stand alone event beforehand where each year group makes something different that the children sell themselves at a Christmas stall or buy as family gifts!Read More
Ticketing your PTA Fireworks event online.
Fireworks night is traditionally a big fundraiser for those PTA groups lucky enough to have the facilities to run one. We’ve put together the most common questions we get asked about ticketing your PTA Fireworks Night!
Sponsors play a very important part in PTA fundraising. They offer cash donations, raffle prizes, lucrative sponsorship income, community support, event promotion and more. Let’s take a look at how to attract sponsors and the best way to keep them on-board for the long term.Read More
Fireworks night is fast approaching and you’re going to need some free images to use on those event posters. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We searched the web to find 10 great free images for you to download and use on your PTA social media, posters, or in emails.Read More
The 'Heads and Tails' PTA fundraising game is a fun and engaging way to generate more revenue at your event. This family friendly game is perfect for a quiz, bingo night or auction interlude.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
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