Stop doing everything yourself, struggling with multiple apps and websites.
Make it really easy for more parents to help your PTA.
Build a strong, connected and sustainable community.
PlanSocial was previously known as PTAsocial.
Your own private community hub for parents at your school, a fantastic and secure alternative social media.
Share your news and send out attachments to members easily on the hub's message walls.
Unlike newsletters, you can have a two-way conversation so everyone can contribute their ideas.
Create groups for each class or committee so members can effortlessly connect, collaborate and delegate online. Respects parents' privacy, and enables easy moderation by group managers. A great alternative to social media eg Whatsapp, Facebook Groups.
Easily and securely accept donations via the Stripe gateway, paid into your school or School or PTA bank account. Discounted transaction rates are available for non-profits.
List upcoming school or fundraising events, choosing from ready-to-go templates. Enable RSVPs or sell tickets or items online with QR code scanning.
Assign managers to events and activities. Create sponsorship packages, invite sponsors to pay online.
List specific instructions on how people can help, and how many people you need. Parents can sign up directly or be assigned as helpers, and it's all updated in realtime!
PlanSocial provides a private online community where parents in your school can safely connect with parents in their kids' classes.
With built-in event planning tools, email contact lists, volunteer signups, delegating tasks, class message walls, private messaging, online ticket sales, donations and sponsor packages -- PlanSocial is an all-in-one solution for your school parent communications.
Rest assured that data protection, security and privacy are our priorities, so your data is in safe hands and all interactions are permission-based and GDPR-compliant. Unlike major social media platforms who leverage personal data, our platform protects your privacy.
It takes just minutes to set up, and does not require any technical know-how, either for managers, or for parents making purchases and volunteering.
Create your private online community hub today and witness the amazing difference PlanSocial makes to your school!
PlanSocial has completely transformed the way we run events. It's enabled the committee to be more ambitious about what we do, set up a direct channel of communication with parents, and made our events more fun for everyone concerned. Our record for a single event is 84 which makes for such a lovely atmosphere. Many hands do indeed make light work!
Mehmood, PTA Secretary
Snaresbrook PTA | London, UK
We are more than happy to subscribe – PlanSocial has been invaluable to us since we started using it so we would be very sorry to lose it now.
Anne, PTA Treasurer
Princethorpe PTA | Rugby, UK
The new features within the ticketing function have really helped us with organising events and obtaining all required information in good time. This is cutting down on manual intervention which is always welcome news for volunteers!
Kam, PTA Treasurer
Garden Fields School Association | St Albans, UK
It's been great working with Tes and PlanSocial to help us create an online parent community. We recently launched our annual fundraising appeal through the platform, and the donation experience has been seamless for donors. PlanSocial's donation reports let us instantly see money coming in, and funds are securely transferred straight into our PTA bank account via Stripe within 2-3 days of payment. I highly recommend PlanSocial to other PTAs as an easy and reliable way to receive donations.
Sarah, PTA President
MS 447 PTA | Brooklyn, NY
With PlanSocial we now have a way to represent our PTA in its best light, communicating with parents easily to show them what we are doing, and helping more people to get involved, even if they are busy.
Beth, PTA Co-President
HSEF PTA | Manhattan, NY
Caroline used PlanSocial to build an inclusive community at her newly launched school.
With PlanSocial people feel included, everything is transparent so anyone can get involved... they have all the information and opportunities available to them. We’ve many more volunteers, so we know it helps people decide to get involved! Without a doubt, thanks to PlanSocial, we now have a more inclusive community.
Caroline, PTA Committee
SR Academy PTA | UK
Lisa used PlanSocial to help busy parents chip in with a little help.
People want to use their phone to get stuff done, reply to a quick email, or use social media like Facebook. This is the way people do things now, and PlanSocial helps our PTA connect to people in a way that suits them. This also took a load of pressure off our committee as the volunteers could sign themselves up to slots without us having to coordinate it for them.
Lisa, PTA Committee
Decoy Primary PTA | UK
Building an active school community is hard.
Are you still struggling to communicate with parents, to get them involved in your school, connect them with each other safely and boost community cohesion? Perhaps you are wishing you had more volunteers - think of what could be achieved if a few more people helped out! Maybe you are wrangling with various expensive event ticketing platforms, and just need an easy way to sell tickets and items securely to your school families.
You don't have to be technically minded - we're here for you!
Take the complexity out of online transactions by starting a free Payment Hub today. Within minutes you'll have set up your first event (handy templates are available), connected up your PTA bank account with Stripe and be ready to share the link and get paid! There is no annual fee, and parents are charged a modest transactional fee.
Remember - the PTA does not pay a penny, so your PTA has nothing to lose and a lot to gain!
If you choose to upgrade to a Community Hub (this is optional!), it will transform the way you communicate with parents at your school. They will love how easy it is to connect with other parents in their class, or get updates from the PTA. Those who have never volunteered before will feel comfortable helping a little at events, when they see how easy it is to pick a specific task.
PTA committee members and staff will save a ton of planning time, and no longer worry when they need volunteers. Your school principal will love it because it increases parental involvement, and provides a private and safe online environment. As a result, your school culture becomes more inviting, more inclusive and more community-oriented.
No credit card is required to create your free Payment Hub.
You can sell tickets and merch to guests and receive online donations.
Invite 20 members to use the task volunteering and group message walls.
PS There is no free trial with any kind of end date... so just get started now.
If you love the community features in our free app, you can optionally upgrade to invite your whole school to join private groups and volunteer, and see what an amazing difference it makes. But no pressure.
Explore some ideas for events and opportunities for online fundraising sales.