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September 28, 2022

Introducing Our New Awards Submission System

Let’s dive right in! We are very excited to announce the launch of our new submission portal for awards of excellence, student programs, and the Reflections arts contest. This new system, powered by SM Apply, will be a simple and centralized home for most WSPTA programs moving forward. Before 2020, WSPTA was still dependent on…
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Category: Awards , News , Reflections

September 27, 2022

The Great PTA Sign Up Day

Guest post by Amanda Cabana, WSPTA Membership Director Washington State PTA’s Great PTA Sign Up Day will happen on October 26, 2022. We hope to sign up 5,000 members across Washington on this one day! This contest aims to grow knowledge and build membership by spreading the word about PTA, who we are, what we…
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Category: Membership , News

September 13, 2022

How to Prevent, Identify, and Deal with Embezzlement of Your PTA’s Funds

Guest post provided by Platinum Sponsor, Association Insurance Management Inc (AIM) Ever wonder what the #1 claim type that AIM Insurance handles? Believe it or not, it’s embezzlement. Yet, because PTA’s fear information about the impact of embezzlement of their PTA’s funds getting out to the public, it often remains a shameful secret. And unfortunately,…
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September 9, 2022

Why Using Venmo for PTA Isn’t Smart

Guest post by sponsor, Cheddar Up A very buzzy topic among parent groups is: “Can PTAs use Venmo?” The answer is layered: Yes, you could. It is available to you. But should you use it? Our recommendation is no. And it’s not simply because we offer an alternative — it’s because Venmo isn’t developed to…
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July 20, 2022

How to Prepare Your PTA’s Memberplanet Database for 2022-23

Mid-July might seem early to be thinking about memberplanet, but there’s no better time than now to complete some necessary database housekeeping. You’ll be glad you did! We have prepared an updated Database Relaunch Checklist especially designed to support new and returning PTA leaders who may just be logging into memberplanet for the first time in…
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Category: Membership , News



April 6, 2022

What to Know About PTA Insurance

Guest post provided by Platinum Sponsor, Association Insurance Management Inc (AIM) You belong to a PTA for a very important reason: you want to support and improve your child’s school community. It also helps you raise money for supplies, field trips, uniforms and so much more, as well as meet like-minded parents who care just…
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