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January 12, 2021

Transparency and Engagement with Meeting Summaries

Governance. Powered by PTA. PTAs strive to involve their members and communities in the work of PTA and often post meeting minutes online to be transparent and increase engagement. Unfortunately, posting meeting minutes is risky. Instead, encourage PTAs to post meeting summaries online! What is the difference between meeting minutes and a meeting summary? Minutes are a…
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Category: Leadership

November 9, 2020

Five Key Resources for Council Leaders

Have you visited WSPTA’s online leader resources?  The WSPTA website, under the “PTA Leaders” tab, has a variety of resources to help councils educate and support local PTAs.  The “Leadership Guides” page has been recently reorganized to help you find what you need faster than ever.  Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us to suggest…
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Category: Leadership

November 9, 2020

Seven Actions for Council Advocacy

Councils play a critical role in encouraging and mobilizing advocates for children and youth.  Here are seven steps for councils to support and grow community advocacy. Learn about WSPTA’s Top 5 Legislative Priorities (and also supported issues) for 2020 – 2021 and encourage local leaders to sign up for Action Alerts. These legislative priorities have…
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Category: Advocacy , Leadership


October 12, 2020

Getting to Know Memberplanet – Tools for Councils

As memberplanet evolves, it is fast becoming a vital tool in the council leader toolbox! *new!* Find your local leaders’ contact information via Committees — Shared Committees. Pull up-to-date membership reports, see membership trends, and get all the details on each of your local units via Reports — Group Profiles Report. Record check payments received…
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Category: Membership


September 8, 2020

Virtual Support for Local PTAs: Make it Personal

Engagement. Connecting PTAs. Personal relationships between council and local PTA leaders are the foundation of successful and sustainable councils. Approaching these relationships with intention, purpose, and consistency will benefit both local PTAs and the council now and well into the future. Here are a few tips: Do not wait for people to come to you! Contact…
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Category: Leadership

September 8, 2020

Reflections Kickoff – Virtually

Reflections may look a little different this year, as we navigate in a virtual environment, but this program is more important than ever. For more than 50 years, this National PTA arts recognition program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning.…
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Category: Reflections