Sponsorship Policy

Missouri PTA Development/Sponsorship Policy

Missouri PTA will seek sponsors who help further the aims, programs, and goals of the organization by providing money or in-kind donations. Sponsorships should be linked to specific activities, events, programs or publications.

Missouri PTA will not seek nor accept sponsorship money or in-kind donations from companies who manufacture products or take public positions inconsistent with policies of Missouri PTA or National PTA positions and resolutions. A successor clause will appear in all contracts.

A. Purpose
The Development/Sponsorship policies outline methods to identify and obtain corporate sponsors who can support, through cash and in-kind donations, resources and activities of Missouri PTA.

B. Priorities
Development priorities can be created in ways including but not limited to: committee decision, invitation from a funder, through research, or through recommendation by a Board of Managers member. The complete list of priorities, which may change during the year, determines the plan of action for securing external support.

C. Contact
All sponsorship proposals will be presented to and approved by the Executive Committee on the appropriate form. The Executive Committee will assign a contact person upon approval. The Board of Managers will be notified of any new sponsors at their next scheduled meeting or via board mail.

D. Guidelines for Grants and/or Programmatic Funding Proposals
The following are general guidelines which must be followed when designing proposals:

1. The proposal must explain the project’s relevance to Missouri PTA’s mission and goals. Where possible, it should explain the need or problem, citing any research or relevant statistics.

2. The proposal must identify a target audience and describe the effect the project will have on the audience and why this is important. An evaluation will be completed at the conclusion of the project to determine if the expectations were met.

3. The proposal needs to explain why the PTA is in the best position to conduct the project and if another organization’s resources are necessary to complement PTA’s. If so, the group will be asked to work with PTA as a cooperating organization.

4. All proposals should indicate whether funding is required beyond the initial plan.