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
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
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!
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
Many of you will be having a Tea and Tissues event or similar for your reception parents at the start of the new school year. This is a fantastic opportunity to tell them all about the great work you do as a PTA collective. Some people already have preconceived ideas about a school PTA and it’s important to separate the fact from the fiction at a very early stage. That will make it a lot easier to get them on board and win their support.Read More
For many of us, September rings the end of the Summer holidays and mostly relieved parents are quite ready to send their little nutkins back to school with a spring in their step. Not so much for Reception parents!Read More
Going Green for PTA Fundraising
Sustainability should be an essential part of how PTA groups organise events moving forward. Climate change and our response to it as a PTA, is of increasing importance to our lives and our children’s future.
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
A Facebook Group is a viable way of building a highly engaged community of individuals who are likely to be more interested in your events and fundraising initiatives. Here are five reasons why you should consider a Facebook Group for your PTA.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
After planning, organising and hosting so many fundraising events throughout the year, it can be a welcome break to come across a fundraising tool that requires little to no effort to set up but continues to increase the fundraising pot in the background. AmazonSmile is one of these tools and one we hope will work for you. 🙌Read More
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?