Identify the PTA
What's the best way to make volunteers stand out at an event? Daniel Etherington looks at the options
Reduce the environmental impact of your events
Looking after the planet has never been more important. Daniel Etherington looks at how PTAs can reduce energy and waste to lessen the environmental impact of events
Event planning calendar
Create inspirational events around celebrations, anniversaries and competitions happening this year with our PTA planning calendar
Spring clean your PTA shed
Take a look at your shed and make sure the contents are serviceable and fit for purpose
Natasha's Law FAQs
Ben Rayner from the Food Standards Agency answers your questions about how Natasha's Law applies to your fundraising events
Promoting your virtual event
Event marketing can be difficult to get right, but a strong promotional strategy for your next virtual event could make all the difference
PTA mind map download
Use our visualisation tool as inspiration for your fundraising activities this term - from an original idea by Ruth Presswood
Assess your strategy
The benefits of holding events are far-reaching. Fundraising consultant, Helen Alderson explains why they work so well for schools
Young volunteers FAQs
Encouraging children to assist at events will spread the workload, teach new skills and inspire charitable awareness. But what should you bear in mind when getting children to help?
Event survival kit
Make sure you're equipped for your summer fair by packing a kit full of useful items
Reuse and recycle
One person's trash is another person's treasure. Here's how to reuse and recycle unwanted items to help the school and the planet
Online raffles FAQs
The popularity of online raffles has boomed in recent years. Joanne Cartwright from the Gambling Commission answers the most frequently asked questions
FAQs: Risk assessments for PTAs
Risk assessments are an important part of event planning. What are they, and how should they be amended to cover the threat of Covid-19?
Sell online event tickets
Using an online event tickets platform means less work for your PTA, and allows you to reach a wider audience
Event planning checklist
Whether you're trying an event for the first time or you want a reminder of the key considerations, PTA+ is here to help
Need to pin down volunteers for an upcoming PTA fundraiser? Download our volunteers rota template
How to take better event photos
Photographs are a great way to generate interest in your PTA events. Follow our tips to take better event photos full of sparkle and life
Catering for dietary requirements
Get as many visitors and volunteers as you can on board by making sure everyone can be fed at your events
Hot weather plan
Very hot weather can have a significant impact on open-air events - a contingency plan will help ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time
Buy wholesale with Booker
Offering refreshments at your event can really help boost profits. With Booker, PTAs can stock up for less
FAQs Temporary Event Notices (TENs)
Your PTA needs a licence to sell alcohol at an event. Licensing officer Jon Bryant explains what PTAs need to know about licensing
FAQs inflatables and bouncy castles
Inflatables and bouncy castles are a popular attraction at summer fairs, but what legal requirements should PTAs be looking out for?
FAQs music licensing
Music livens up a PTA event, but you may need a licence to play it legally. We spoke to Alexandra Carr at PPL PRS to find out about TheMusicLicence
FAQs second-hand sales
Second-hand sales are a popular way for PTAs to raise funds, but don't fall foul of legal requirements
FAQs licensing for film events
You'll need a licence to screen a film for entertainment purposes such as running a film night. But which one's right for your event?
Selling food at events is a great way to raise money. But your PTA could be liable for any resulting illnesses, so make sure what you serve is safe
FAQs first aid
Keep everyone safe at your next event by following this guidance from the British Red Cross...
FAQs pet shows
When carefully planned, a pet show introduces a wide range of welfare issues to children in a meaningful way. Here is some helpful guidance from the RSPCA...
Get the parents' consent
Everyone wants to see photos and videos of your PTA fundraising events. How can you ensure you've got parents' consent and stay compliant with data protection?
Licensing guide: All you need to know
Everything your PTA needs to know about licenses for events and fundraisers. Get the right licence and cut through the red tape
As raffles fall under the terms of the Gambling Act 2005, we asked the Gambling Commission - what rules do PTAs need to know?
Boost profits at your fundraising events by running a game in the break. These ideas will not only provide a cash benefit, but should offer lots of laughs too!
Create your perfect programme
Producing a programme for your event enables you to thank supporters, lets visitors know what's on offer and can maximise profits through advertising sales
Wet weather plans
When rain threatens to stop play, what contingency plans do you have in place? We have devised a wet weather plan for your summer events
Raffle tips and advice
PTAs tell us where they source raffle prizes, how much they charge, where to have raffle tickets printed and offer tips for holding the draw
A guide to bouncy castle and inflatable hire safety
Phil Pike of the Amusement Device Safety Council (ADSC) explains what to look out for when hiring bouncy castles and inflatables
Keep your event information for the future
Every time you hold an event you gain valuable information. Keep this insider knowledge ready for next year, or for the committee who take over after you
Run a harvest festival
Daniel Etherington explains how celebrating the harvest can ensure a bumper crop of fun