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January 30, 2024

February Checklist for Councils Supporting Local PTAs

February Monthly Tasks    Continue assisting with items from the “Ongoing Tasks” list.    Refer to the February Checklist for Running Your PTA.    Encourage leaders to subscribe to the  Action Network to participate in timely action alerts with updates on the ongoing legislative session. As a bonus, subscribers to the Action Network receive the “Focus on Advocacy” newsletter.   Remind local leaders…
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Category: Leadership , Training


January 23, 2024

Ask WSPTA: Can a PTA sign up for a Venmo account?

Here’s a common question we receive in the support@wastatepta.org inbox: Can our PTA set up a Venmo account for fundraising? For a long time, we highly discouraged the use of Venmo because it was not designed to work for nonprofits. Over the past couple years, Venmo has introduced a new version of its product that…
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Category: Governance , Leadership , Training

January 4, 2024

Attend National PTA’s LegCon Hill Day: March 5-7 in Alexandria, VA

  National PTA’s Legislative Conference and Hill Day (LegCon Hill Day) will take place March 5-7, 2024 in Alexandria, VA. Learn from advocates across the country. Share PTA priorities with your members of Congress! Here’s the link to the National PTA website page with all the relevant information. Here’s the link to the Eventbrite page…
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Category: Advocacy , Leadership , Legislative , Training

January 3, 2024

January Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks Attend any board and membership meetings Read meeting minutes and offer corrections Prepare reports for board and membership meetings Get educated: take advantage of in-person and online training opportunities Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them Review and ask questions about the monthly financial report Actively engage in a plan for membership…
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Category: Leadership , Training

January 3, 2024

January Checklist for Councils Supporting Local PTAs

January Monthly Tasks   Continue assisting with items from the “Ongoing Tasks” list.   Refer to the January Checklist for Running Your PTA.   Reflections entries due to WSPTA by January 18  Councils can access the submission form here. Contact Reflections@wastatepta.org with questions.  Remind local PTAs about the 1099-NEC due for independent contractors by January 31 For contractors you paid more than $600…
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Category: Leadership , Training

December 5, 2023

December Checklist for Councils Supporting Local PTAs

Ongoing Tasks Review the 2023-24 Standards of Affiliation (SOA) Checklist. Host a training or roundtable at council membership meetings addressing timely SOA requirements. Offer support to local PTAs who may be struggling with any of the SOA requirements. At each council membership meeting, share the SOA items that your council has completed to model best…
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Category: Training



October 6, 2021

That’s a Wrap! – Autumn Leadership Launch 2021

It’s time to celebrate a successful introduction of the first-ever virtual Autumn Leadership Launch (A.L.L.)! Many thanks to all who attended and volunteered. Registration exceeded what we had anticipated. Between attendance and the number of views of recorded sessions, this proved to be a popular training option for leaders statewide. If you missed it this…
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Category: Events , Training