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
Matched Funding, as a term, is often bandied about at PTA meetings when new fundraising ideas are suggested. But does anyone actually know and appreciate the importance of Matched Funding and how it has the ability to increase the takings of school events many times over?Read More
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
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 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