Plan Social's Community app is designed for inclusive schools and PTAs who understand the benefits of parent involvement... increasing diversity and representation, and making a difference together.
Features & Benefits
Members can only join by invitation, or by registering and being approved by the appointed Community Manager. Community Managers are also able to remove members or delete specific member posts.
Social media accounts are useful for bringing together your school parents, but this secure community keeps school-appropriate profiles completely separate from social profiles for parents or teachers.
Easily list all volunteer opportunities including dates, times, locations and related notes. Parents can browse all options and find one that is a good fit, and all it takes is a click to volunteer.
Chop up the work so everyone can help a little, resulting in hundreds of volunteers rather than the usual small handful. Reach a broader skillset and bring more of your community together.
Change event details last-minute if needed, and easily email your community to update them, without relying on the school office. Get relevant information to the right people without involving everyone else.
Our app allows you to instantly keep parents up-to-date and cuts down on phone calls, emails, or questions because of confusion or event changes.
Private messaging capabilities allow parents to communicate with each other to plan play dates or coordinate volunteer duties, while shielding their email address from view. (Opt out is easy too.)
Helping parents get to know each other, both online and offline, is how you build a strong school community. One that shares the common goals of your PTA.
Make it convenient for more people to participate. Based on presales, your food and items orders will be more accurate, saving you money and preventing waste.
More parent involvement means our customers experience radical jumps in volunteer participation and money raised!
We learn what works best from thousands of PTAs. Our research is turned into new useful app features and event guides. We'll let you in on trade secrets to help you structure your volunteer requests to get impressive results.
We know how your PTA can succeed. We're there to guide you every step of the way with event templates and video guides. First year PTA officer? No one ever has to know!
Download list of attendees, ticket purchasers or volunteers in a handy spreadsheet or print-ready format. Or simply remind volunteers of their individual commitments with the push of a button!
We all know that on event day suddenly everyone forgets what they volunteered for, or were meant to bring. With timely reminders, this inconvenience will no longer factor in your day!
Add event notes and attach documents, flyers, minutes, or photos to message walls, and emailed out. They can reply right on the message wall to keep discussions flowing and recorded for future reference.
Bringing your communications to life with photos of your fundraising wishlist items, and fun pictures capturing wonderful events... this adds appeal for more parents to get involved.
Delegation is deeply ingrained throughout the app. Assign volunteers, or giving individuals full responsibility to manage activities or events, with the power to make edits and send comms about their area of concern.
Give responsibility to other volunteers, while having full over-sight of real-time status of your events and communications, and ease in new volunteers to take on a greater role.
Pull together all the tacit knowledge of your current volunteers, capturing their experience and know-how in our app. It helps them plan and share out the work.
Logistical information is up to date and in one place so handover is a cinch. Copy events for each new year, ready to tweak and publish immediately with minimal fuss.