We’re delighted to have teamed up with our trusted supplier PTA Events, to bring you an exciting new member benefit – a PTA Events website.
We believe the PTA Events platform is the time-saving superhero every PTA dreams of; providing the perfect online solution for event management, selling tickets for events, communicating with parents and the local community, organising volunteers and much more.
The PTA Events platform was created by a PTA dad to streamline PTA processes and do away with the repetitive tasks involved with managing payments and handling cash, as well as raising awareness of the PTA's fundraising activities and improvement goals for the school.
Our partnership means the platform is now exclusively available to Parentkind members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; so we’ll take care of member support, while the brains behind PTA Events spend more time developing new features and benefits for you (did someone say App?!)
Why do PTAs love PTA Events?
There are over 2,000 PTAs and Friends Associations of all shapes and sizes already successfully using the platform. Together they've raised over £5.5m in the last 5 years for their schools through event ticket and product sales and online auctions. Here’s how you can join them:
Your own exclusive PTA Events website
Click the sign-up button to get started, follow the easy on-screen instructions to register and PTA Events will create a website for your PTA. There are step-by-step instructions to get you up-and-running and your Parentkind Member Support Team on hand to help if you need it. TThe service itself is free to use, with a platform fee of 1.75% on transactions made through the site, plus Stripe (card payment) processing fees which are 1.4% (may be reduced to 1.2% if your PTA is a registered charity) plus 20p per transaction. Fees only apply when you sell online, for example ticket sales (many PTAs simply include them in their ticket price).
Online event bookings and ticket sales
No more slips of paper to send home in book bags, coins to count or excel spreadsheets to update – everything is done online. Using the simple, safe and secure ticketing system you can sell tickets for events, plus fundraising products like tea-towels, Christmas cards and pre-loved uniform.
There are ready-made templates for over 200 different types of event, so getting started is really easy. Simply pick a template for the type of event you're organising, add your details and you're off. You can then tailor the event as much as you like, adding tasks for volunteers, adult/child ticket prices, questions about dietary requirements, time slots (perfect for Santa's grotto!) and lots more.
Tasks and volunteers
Take the pain out of recruiting and managing volunteers – add task lists so parents can pick and choose when and what they can help with. PTAs have used the PTA Events platform to get over 51,000 volunteers supporting their events over the last 5 years.
Reporting and financial control
Easy to use reporting provides information on attendance, sales, volunteers and payments, helping you plan smarter and improve future events (your secretary and treasurer will love you for this!)
Set-up class lists that parents can sign up to. Their personal information will be stored securely and they’ll opt in to receive your ‘marketing’ emails, so you can send newsletters and event invitations, without worrying about GDPR – it’s all taken care of.
There's a full list of features on the PTA Events website.
I can’t heap enough praise on PTA Events. It’s completely transformed the way we operate – for the better! In particular, five-step administrative processes have become two step processes, which is invaluable for time-poor committee members who are full-time workers.
How do I register for a PTA Events website?
Click the button below and give your consent for us to share your details with PTA Events, then follow the on-screen instructions. You'll be taken to the PTA Events website to complete your registration, make sure you have your email address and Parentkind membership number to hand.
Once you've registered, the PTA Events team will get to work creating your website straight away, and within 5 days they’ll have it branded with your logo and school colours.
Want to know more? Please contact Parentkind Member Support on 0300 123 5460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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