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A PTA INSPIRATIONAL READ


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Spring 2021 47


Contents Agenda


07 Notes: New fundraising schemes and inspiration


09 Diary of a PTA chair: A fi rst- hand account of running a PTA during the autumn term


11 COVER Play to your strengths: How two PTAs made the most of their members’ skills


14 PTA mind map: Use our tool for brainstorming sessions


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Giveaways: Your chance to win prizes for your school


20 COVER What can PTAs learn from charities? We get advice from fundraising experts


Managing your PTA 25


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Fundraising 35


Events


45 Assess your strategy: Advice to help you put together a strong events plan for 2021


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Strengthen the bond with your school: Why it pays to have a strong and open relationship


Tell a different story: Using storytelling to increase support


Class reps: A guide to recruiting and retaining individual contacts


4 SPRING 2021 pta.co.uk


Events success: Be inspired by our readers’ tried-and-tested fundraising events


50 COVER The joys of spring: Seasonal fundraising ideas with a difference


PTA+ magazine is published three times a year by Community Inspired. Subscribe to PTA+ magazine and get unlimited access to the FundEd grants database for schools for just £30 a year, or take out a magazine-only subscription for just £15 a year (inc. p&p)*. Go to pta.co.uk for details. School business leaders and


fundraisers can subscribe to our FundEd package to access a resource bank of school fundraising expertise, including three issues of FundEd magazine a year, and access to FundEd’s comprehensive grants database. Visit the website at funded.org.uk for more information.


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11 50 PTA Hot


‘We opened up our recycling collection to the community’


37 Building business partnerships: How working with companies can be benefi cial to both parties


40 Step-by-step 100 club: A year-round fundraiser that’s easy to set up and maintain


43 Off-grid funding: Meet the funder supporting community projects in rural areas


53 Celebrating achievement: The MarvellousMe app


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PTA top buys: Resources to help schools stay safe


Keep dancing: Workshops that will get everyone moving


Back Chat


58 Worth sharing: Inspiring community tales


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