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February 26, 2024

WSPTA’s Leadership Service Award is a tool for leadership development

Washington State PTA is a volunteer organization. The differences we make in the lives of children are because of volunteers committed to being a voice for every child. In gratitude for the many hours of service and training put in by volunteers, the WSPTA Board of Directors created a leadership program to recognize and acknowledge…
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Category: Awards , Leadership , Programs

February 20, 2024

March Checklist for Councils Supporting Local PTAs

Ongoing Tasks Offer support to local PTAs who may be struggling with any of the SOA requirements. Encourage local PTAs in their membership campaigns. Work with your region director to support any local PTAs with fewer than 25 members. Work with your region director to support any local PTAs on the “no president list”. Remind…
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Category: Leadership

February 20, 2024

March Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks Attend any board and membership meetings Read meeting minutes and offer corrections Prepare reports for board and membership meetings Get educated: take advantage of in-person and online training opportunities Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them Review and ask questions about monthly financial report Actively engage in a plan for membership growth…
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Category: Leadership

January 30, 2024

February Checklist for Councils Supporting Local PTAs

February Monthly Tasks    Continue assisting with items from the “Ongoing Tasks” list.    Refer to the February Checklist for Running Your PTA.    Encourage leaders to subscribe to the  Action Network to participate in timely action alerts with updates on the ongoing legislative session. As a bonus, subscribers to the Action Network receive the “Focus on Advocacy” newsletter.   Remind local leaders…
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Category: Leadership , Training

January 30, 2024

February Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks Attend any board and membership meetings Read meeting minutes and offer corrections Prepare reports for board and membership meetings Get educated: take advantage of in-person and online training opportunities Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them Review and ask questions about monthly financial report Actively engage in a plan for membership growth…
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Category: Leadership


January 23, 2024

Ask WSPTA: Can a PTA sign up for a Venmo account?

Here’s a common question we receive in the support@wastatepta.org inbox: Can our PTA set up a Venmo account for fundraising? For a long time, we highly discouraged the use of Venmo because it was not designed to work for nonprofits. Over the past couple years, Venmo has introduced a new version of its product that…
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Category: Governance , Leadership , Training

January 4, 2024

Attend National PTA’s LegCon Hill Day: March 5-7 in Alexandria, VA

  National PTA’s Legislative Conference and Hill Day (LegCon Hill Day) will take place March 5-7, 2024 in Alexandria, VA. Learn from advocates across the country. Share PTA priorities with your members of Congress! Here’s the link to the National PTA website page with all the relevant information. Here’s the link to the Eventbrite page…
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Category: Advocacy , Leadership , Legislative , Training

January 4, 2024

Individual State Awards – Nominate Someone Now!

Help to recognize leaders for their work in statewide service, advocacy, and teaching (including staff) by submitting a nomination! The all-in-one form for nominating leaders is now available on the WSPTA Application & Submission Portal and has been updated to make it easy and quick to apply. Visit this page for more information about all…
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Category: Advocacy , Awards , Events , Leadership , News

January 3, 2024

January Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks Attend any board and membership meetings Read meeting minutes and offer corrections Prepare reports for board and membership meetings Get educated: take advantage of in-person and online training opportunities Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them Review and ask questions about the monthly financial report Actively engage in a plan for membership…
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Category: Leadership , Training