Promoting your virtual event
Event marketing can be difficult to get right, but a strong promotional strategy for your next virtual event could make all the difference
PTA mind map download
Use our visualisation tool as inspiration for your fundraising activities this term - from an original idea by Ruth Presswood.
Assess your strategy
The benefits of holding events are far-reaching. Fundraising consultant Helen Alderson explains why they work so well for schools, and looks at how we can prepare for success in 2021
Young volunteers FAQs
Encouraging children to assist at events will spread the workload, teach new skills and inspire charitable awareness. But what should you bear in mind when getting children to help?
Reuse and recycle
One person's trash is another person's treasure. Here's how to reuse and recycle unwanted items to help the school and the planet.
Online raffles FAQs
With event restrictions still in place, you might want to run your raffle online instead. Joanne Cartwright from the Gambling Commission explains how.
FAQs: Risk assessments for PTAs
Carrying out a risk assessment helps you protect visitors from injury and prove that the school and PTA have taken steps to minimise risk in case anything does go wrong.
Sell online event tickets
Using an online event tickets platform means less work for your PTA, and allows you to reach a wider audience.
Event planning checklist
Whether you're trying an event for the first time or you simply want a reminder of key considerations, PTA+ are here to help.
Need to pin down volunteers for an upcoming PTA fundraiser? Download our volunteers rota template.
How to take better event photos
Photographs are a great way to generate interest in your PTA events. Follow our tips to take better event photos full of sparkle and life.
Catering for dietary requirements
Get as many visitors and volunteers as you can on board by making sure everyone can be fed at your events.
Hot weather plan
Very hot weather can have a significant impact on open-air events - a contingency plan will help ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.
Buy wholesale with Booker
Offering refreshments at your event can really help boost profits. Through our partnership with Booker, PTAs can stock up for less.
FAQS Temporary Event Notices (TENs)
Event licensing regulations can be complicated, so we asked licensing officer Jon Bryant from Mid Sussex District Council to answer the most frequently asked questions relating to TENs.
FAQs inflatables and bouncy castles
Inflatables and bouncy castles are a popular attraction at summer fairs, but what legal requirements should PTAs be looking out for?
FAQs music licensing
Music always livens up a PTA event, but how can you make sure you're playing it legally? We spoke to PPL PRS to find out about TheMusicLicence.
FAQs second-hand sales
Second-hand sales are a popular way for PTAs to raise funds, but don't fall foul of legal requirements.
FAQs licensing for film events
If you are screening a film for entertainment purposes such as running a film night, you need a licence. But which one do you require?
Selling food at events is a great way to raise money. But your PTA could be liable for any resulting illnesses, so make sure what you serve is safe.
FAQs first aid
Keep everyone safe at your next event by following this guidance from the British Red Cross...
FAQs pet shows
When carefully planned, a pet show introduces a wide range of welfare issues to children in a meaningful way. Here is some helpful guidance from the RSPCA...
Get the parents' consent
Everyone wants to see photos and videos of your PTA fundraising events. How can you ensure you've got parents' consent and stay compliant with data protection?
Licensing guide: all you need to know
Cut through the red tape and avoid getting caught out with our guide to common licences and the circumstances in which you'll need them.
As raffles fall under the terms of the Gambling Act 2005, we asked the Gambling Commission - what rules do PTAs need to know?
Boost profits at your fundraising events by running a game in the break. These ideas will not only provide a cash benefit, but should offer lots of laughs, too!
How to find great raffle prizes
Boost ticket sales by sourcing appealing raffle prizes - remember: if you don't ask, you don't get...
Create your perfect programme
Producing a programme for your event enables you to thank supporters, lets visitors know what's on offer and can maximise profits through advertising sales.
Wet weather plans
When rain threatens to stop play, what contingency plans do you have in place? We have devised a wet weather plan for your summer events.
Raffle tips and advice
Raffles are frequently run alongside big PTA events. Find out how much other PTAs charge, where to have raffle tickets printed and get tips for pulling out winners...
A guide to bouncy castle and inflatable hire safety
Phil Pike of the Amusement Device Safety Council (ADSC) explains what to look out for when hiring bouncy castles and inflatables.