April 20 @ 7pm: Effective Budgets & Financial Strategies Class

Want a well planned budget for next year? Bring your budget and your questions to one of our Effective Budget class and learn how to create a clearly thought out, easy to understand budget from Council Treasurer Mindy Lincicome. Great class for treasurers, presidents and anybody who wants to gain a broader understanding of how your PTA budget works! Thursday,…

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Mark your Calendars!

Two different sessions of PTA & the Law will be held at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond on: Wednesday, Sept. 14th, 9:30am-12:30pm Saturday, Sept. 24th, 9:30am-12:30pm Sign in and grab some coffee starting at 9am. Every PTA has to have at least one officer trained in PTA & the Law each year, but we encourage you to send as…

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Year-End Treasurer Checklist

We suggest this checklist to be used even if the current Treasurer is returning. PTA’s fiscal year is July 1 through June 30. Remit all State and National Dues to Washington State PTA – even those collected for the current fiscal year that occurred after the May 25th deadline. Do not pay for or input members that were pre-sold for…

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Developing A Useful Budget

Source: Money Minder e-newsletter How does your organization decide where to spend its money? The decisions you make are a reflection of your collective values, habit and compromise. Developing a budget for your organization helps ensure that your spending is based on conscious intention. The Vision. Before you even start putting numbers to paper, you will want to make sure…

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Selecting an Effective Fundraising Strategy

As we get ready for budgeting for next year, fundraising choices move to the forefront of PTA Board discussions.  This is an in depth article that looks at analyzing your fundraising strategies and activities and helps you select those that best meet your students’, school’s, and community’s needs. Follow this link to read the full article on pta.com.

Upcoming Budget Workshops

As we start heading into budget season, it is a good time to ask yourself and your board:  does our budget reflect who we are and what we do?  Are we spending more than we should? Do we have a surplus that we need to plan to spend down? Bring your budget and your questions and join our LWPTSA Council…

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Tax Preparation Workshops

Calling all Treasurers! The November 15 non-profit tax deadline is approaching.  We have some great opportunities coming up to get your questions answered and your taxes completed (and meet the WSPTA training requirement at the same time). LWPTSA Council is offering two tax workshops: Tuesday, October 13, 10 am – 1 pm, LWSD Resource Center Wednesday, October 21, 6 -9…

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PTA & The Law’s coming to town!

PTA & The Law: Class registrations available now! Every PTA needs to send at least one officer to PTA & The Law but the more officers who know about the Law, the better your PTA will be.  Remember: PTA & The Law is only offered in the fall.  Don’t miss your chance register for dates coming up soon or mark…

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