Recently, many state PTAs have developed a relationship with MemberHub. You may have seen that MemberHub is “free” to PTA units in some states. I put free in quotation marks, because, as I tell my kids, there is no such thing as free. In this case, that is absolutely true. MemberHub is not free and … Read more When “Free” isn’t really Free
Very few people are comfortable asking for money, but fundraising is a big part of being a leader in a parent volunteer group. The whole objective of the groups is to support kids by raising money. Let’s see about some good ways to make that ask. Best practices: Name the Amount It’s best to ask … Read more Asking for Money is never easy, but we do know some good ways to ask!
Is the impossible dream, possible? Aspiring for the perfect balance means you’ll have a fulfilled life – happy parents, kids taken care of, and your work-life sailing along. Is this idea even possible? Keeping all of these areas of our lives stationary and in a perfect balance seems pretty unrealistic. We’re sold the idea that … Read more Keeping the Work-Life Balance as a Volunteer
I was at a parent group meeting last night and the subject of “why can’t we get anyone to volunteer” came up…again. The frustration was palpable. Our concessions chair, who literally manned every single athletic even last year, was clearly and reasonably at her limit. One of our event chairs is looking for her replacement … Read more How to be sure Parents Don’t Volunteer
In a few short weeks, I will be transitioning out of my role as Chair of my kids’ high school athletics booster club and into the most favored position of Past Chair! I am beyond thrilled to be Past Chair. The Past Chair doesn’t have to recruit new people to the board. The Past Chair … Read more The VPP