Ticketing your PTA Fireworks Event online - FAQs

Ticketing your PTA Fireworks Event online - FAQs

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!

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Matched Funding for PTA groups

Matched Funding for PTA groups

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?

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Attracting Sponsorship for PTA Events

Attracting Sponsorship for PTA Events

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.

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PTA volunteering myths and facts

PTA volunteering myths and facts

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.

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PTA tea and tissues survival pack

PTA tea and tissues survival pack

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!

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Reverse Bingo- An easy fundraising game to play at your PTA event

Reverse Bingo- An easy fundraising game to play at your PTA event

Well, we’ve all heard of it - but what is it? Reverse Bingo is a fun and quick, high return vs effort fundraising game that every PTA should incorporate into their main event to boost funds.

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Go Green and Fundraise - an environmental initiative for your PTA.

Go Green and Fundraise - an environmental initiative for your PTA.

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.

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10 free images for promoting your PTA fireworks night.

10 free images for promoting your PTA fireworks night.

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.

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5 Reasons to create a Facebook Group for your PTA

5 Reasons to create a Facebook Group for your PTA

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.

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Heads and Tails PTA Fundraising Game

Heads and Tails PTA Fundraising Game

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. 

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Effortless PTA Fundraising with AmazonSmile

Effortless PTA Fundraising with AmazonSmile

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. 🙌

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Thanking your PTA team, volunteer helpers and school office staff

Thanking your PTA team, volunteer helpers and school office staff

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.

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Free communication and collaboration tools for your PTA

Free communication and collaboration tools for your PTA

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.

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Find FREE to use images to promote your PTA activities online

Find FREE to use images to promote your PTA activities online

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?


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Promote your PTA fundraising events with FREE eye-catching posters .

Promote your PTA fundraising events with FREE eye-catching posters .

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?

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PTA ice lolly sale - Keeping your cool 😎

PTA ice lolly sale - Keeping your cool  😎

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?

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Go cashless and use tokens at your PTA Fairs

Go cashless and use tokens at your PTA Fairs

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!

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Introducing your PTA group to new parents

Introducing your PTA group to new parents

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.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Ticketing Your PTA Summer Fair

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Ticketing Your PTA Summer Fair

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.

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The Teddy Tombola at the PTA Fair

The Teddy Tombola at the PTA Fair

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. 

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