National PTA Official Back-to-School kit

Welcome to the new and improved, digital Back-to-School kit. These easy-to-use quick reference guides will help PTA leaders implement all the important strategies and functions of your PTA. This kit contains resources and leadership tools and is designed to assist your executive team in meeting critical benchmarks and goals to ensure each child's success this school year.

PTA President

PTA President

This guide provides guidance to incoming local PTA presidents, including how to lead a board of directors, execute the PTA missions and purpose, and successfully run business of a local unit.

Finance

Finance

This guide shares best practices for budgeting, banking, and conducting a PTA audit, with specialized information on contracts, incorporation, insurance, and federal tax requirements.

Membership

Membership

This guide shares tips to increase unit membership, including tracking and retaining members, bolstering diversity and inclusiveness, and marketing PTA membership.

Programs

Programs

PTA programs bring families together with school staff in a way that builds relationships and supports student success, while enriching children's education and overall well-being.

Fundraising

Fundraising

This guide provides guidance on standards for PTA fundraising, including selecting activities, seeking corporate sponsorship, and understanding the legal implications of fundraising.

Advocacy

Advocacy

This guide shares tips and best practices to be an effective advocate for every child – by educating communities and advocating on all levels of government the PTA way.

Communications

Communications

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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