Local Leader Kit


Welcome, Local Leaders!

 

The PTA Local Leader Kit is a comprehensive digital guide designed to help you learn the basics of running your PTA unit. Find just about everything you need as a local PTA leader, including guidance to help you:

  • select and work with your board
  • formulate your PTA calendar of programs and events
  • navigate unique financial challenges of a 501(c)(3)
  • grow your PTA membership
  • choose and organize a PTA fundraiser
  • communicate with your school community
  • and more!

These tools and templates, online resources and training courses will inform your work as you establish your PTA and volunteer roles and throughout the year, ensuring that your PTA stays on track to  achieve the PTA mission: to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Local Leader Kit



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What You'll Find in the Local Leader Kit

Mission

National PTA's mission is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Everything we do is driven by this mission and our core values: collaboration, commitment, diversity, respect, and accountability.

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Leadership

Local PTA leaders have an exciting opportunity to make a difference in your school and community by implementing PTA's mission: to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Here's how to get started on making your impact.

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Finance

PTA Treasurers play a crucial role in maintaining the health of the organization. This guide shares best practices for budgeting, banking and conducting a PTA audit, with specialized information on contracts, incorporation, insurance and federal tax requirements.

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Membership

A growing and engaged membership is the foundation for achieving PTA's mission to make every child's potential a reality. This guide provides tips and resources to help all PTA leaders understand their role in membership development.

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Fundraising

All PTA fundraising should support PTA's mission, in both how the funds are raised and how they are spent. Find out how to fundraise effectively and with intent.

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Communications

It is critical to keep your members apprised of the work that PTA is doing and how they can play a part. This guide shares tips and best practices to effectively share messages with fellow PTA members, school staff and administrators, community members, and the media.

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