National PTA's 2016-2017 Official Back-to-School Kit has been updated! It contains resources to help PTA leaders serve their communities and manage local units including:
easy-to-use guides for the president, treasurer and membership and programs chairs
membership, fundraising and marketing tools
program and advocacy resources
special offers from national partners
The Kit includes these sections: PTA Presidents and Boards, Finance, Membership, Programs, Fundraising, Advocacy and Communications.
"Quick Reference Guides" are available at the end of each section in the "Additional Resources" tab. These are your "boots on the ground" help and are great to print and include in your procedure books. Here are quick links for your convenience:
This kit is a member benefit of PTA. To access the kit, you register online at www.PTAkit.org with basic information about your PTA and the leader who is registering. After you register, you'll set up a username and password that will give you full access. If you get stuck, step-by-step directions are available at www.PTA.org/BTSKit.
E-learning courses are also a great resource to help train your board – right from the comfort of your own home, or even at a meeting at your school. To use them, you simply create a profile on the National PTA website (www.pta.org) and sign in. Go to the E-learning Library. Pick your class and add it to your shopping cart ... but don't worry, it's free! Download the course and start learning ... and once you finish, you can print out a certificate of completion. They are grouped into three sections:
PTA Nuts and Bolts Series (includes president, treasurer, secretary and membership basics)