What Is The Difference Between a PTA and a PTO?

What Is A PTA? PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association. The PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in the United States. Today’s PTA is comprised of more than 4 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. A local parent […] Continue Reading

Do You Need Event Insurance?

Special Events Galore February 2016 / Vol. 16, No. 2 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2325-8586 Do You Need Event Insurance? You’ve spent an entire year planning your annual garden party fundraiser. The venue is decorated, the caterer is booked, the staff is in place and tickets have been sold. Then disaster strikes. Something as common as scattered thunderstorms can bring your party to a […] Continue Reading

What Type of Nonprofit Are You? [CHART]

With so many services being provided, it may be difficult to determine which category a nonprofit organization falls into. With the chart provided, see a a simple breakdown of the four most common types of nonprofits and their differences.

Helpful Websites for PTAs

Here you will find websites providing additional resources that are helpful to your PTA.

Does Your PTA Need Insurance?

What would happen if…

Someone gets injured at one of your events?
The cash box disappears?
A member distributes false information?
A member forges a signature?
The board makes a bad decision resulting in a lawsuit?
Your PTA unit just bought new computers and they were stolen?
Your PTA unit gets sued for running elections incorrectly?

You may believe that your PTA unit can’t afford insurance, but if something like this happens to you, and you are not adequately insured, your board members could be personally held financially responsible. If your organization has no insurance, whether you are staff or a volunteer, consider running out the door now until it does! Your PTA unit cannot afford to not have insurance.

Protect your volunteers and manage risk responsibly to avoid lawsuits. Insure to be sure.