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September 27, 2022

October Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks Attend 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 growth…
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Category: Leadership


August 31, 2022

September Checklist for Running Your PTA

Board To-Do List for September Ongoing Tasks Attend 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…
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Category: Leadership

August 25, 2022

Tip of the Week – August 25

Manage and Track SOA Requirements Washington State PTA (WSPTA) provides a Standards of Affiliation (SOA) Agreement Checklist to help navigate legal requirements. Here are some quick tips for successfully managing and tracking the requirements: Add a few minutes for SOA review to each board meeting. Identify upcoming requirements and their due dates, discuss legal requirements…
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Category: Leadership

August 1, 2022

August Checklist for Running Your PTA

Board To-Do List for August Ongoing Tasks Attend 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…
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Category: Leadership


January 9, 2022

Tip of the Week – January 6

Reporting Payments to Independent Contractors If your PTA paid an independent contractor at least $600 in calendar year 2021, you must send to them and to the IRS form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation (NOT form 1099-MISC), postmarked by January 31, 2022. The IRS requires a paper copy of form 1099-NEC, accompanied by form 1096. These forms…
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Category: Leadership

December 21, 2021

Tip of the Week – December 16

Secretary of State Announcement In 2021, the state legislature passed new laws for nonprofit corporations. The new laws go into effect January 1, 2022, and will change nonprofit corporation documents to meet the new requirements under RCW 24.03A. These changes will affect local PTAs and councils. In preparation for these changes, the Secretary of State…
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Category: Leadership

November 29, 2021

December 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

November 1, 2021

November 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