There are many fundraising companies available to your local PTA unit. Many of these companies attend the Florida PTA Leadership Convention, where you can meet with them to discuss all options available to you, if you select them as your fundraising company. Remember one board cannot encumber another board to any contract.
When developing or updating the budget, use the 3-to-1 Rule: There should be at least three non-fundraising programs aimed at improving the educational experience, helping parents or children, or advocating for school improvements, for every one fundraiser.
For every ONE fundraiser budgeted in the income section, there should be at least THREE non-fundraising programs and projects budgeted in the expense section. This doesn’t mean you have to spend the receipts from that fundraiser on these three programs.
We strongly recommended you visit the Programs page on the National PTA website for ideas of programs that are available with minimal or no cost.
More information will be coming soon.