The ballots have been cast and the winner has been announced – and YOU are the next head chair of the PTA. Now what? Yes, it may seem a bit overwhelming at first, finding your bearings in a new position. But whether you are an experienced leader or not, there are some steps every good leader should take at the beginning of their term:
Make them feel welcome. The most important step to being a great PTA chair is to start off with a great attitude about your position. This is best done with an enthusiastic welcome letter to all involved. Get parents excited about the upcoming term with a fun go get ‘em letter. They will be more apt to volunteer when they know they’re going to have a great time doing so.
Be organized. Organization is key when it comes to fundraising and planning events. Make sure you have everything you need to stay organized. So, have a plan of attack and make sure your team is aware of their roles. Being unsure you have everything ready is more stressful than event turnout.
Availability is key. You were elected because people like you. Make sure you are always available to hear out questions, concerns and ideas with everyone in the community. Be there for parents as well as staff – the more you are there for them, the more they’ll want to be there for you. And they are intricate to making sure events go off without a hitch.
If you have any other questions regarding being the head chair of your PTA, feel free to visit our website at www.westcoastfundraising.com or contact West Coast Fundraising in Corona, CA at 800-500-3310 today.
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