Online Group Communication Platform SimplyCircle to Donate Up to $1 Million to Parent-Teacher Associations Nationwide
SimplyCircle offering donations to parent-teacher associations adopting its free online group communication service.
Jun 25, 2015, 08:35 ET
LOS ALTOS, Calif., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SimplyCircle, the group communication and membership management platform for parent-teacher groups, classrooms and clubs, today announced it will be donating up to $1 million to parent-teacher associations nationwide during 2015.
SimplyCircle announced the donation in a special address to state and national PTA leaders at the 2015 National PTA Convention and Expo in Charlotte, NC.
SimplyCircle will make a donation of $0.25 to local PTA units for each of their members who signs up for SimplyCircle by September 30, 2015. In addition, matching donations will be made to state-level PTA organizations, up to $10,000 for each state.
Parent-teacher associations provide critical support to our nation's schools and children. Parent volunteer groups help drive parent involvement at the local school level, creating better student experiences. Plus, the state and national PTAs are critical advocates for children in important issues of public policy. By providing these organizations with critical funding, SimplyCircle will help create better student experiences and more positive outcomes for all children.
"We're thrilled to be able to offer this donation program to parent-teacher associations nationwide," says SimplyCircle CEO Elena Krasnoperova. "PTAs are staffed with unpaid volunteers. With declining school budgets nationwide, these groups are asked to fund more activities based solely on parent donations – such as technology, music classes and art supplies. SimplyCircle's free and ad-free communication and membership management tool helps these groups engage parents even more fully in their missions. Our fully featured communication platform, combined with our donation program, makes SimplyCircle the ideal choice for PTA group communications."
SimplyCircle previewed the donation program with select state-level PTA leaders prior to announcing the program, and the program has been met with enthusiastic response. Already, state PTA leaders in several states have committed to recommending SimplyCircle as the preferred group communication platform for PTAs in their states. The company expects that many more states will select SimplyCircle's platform as their recommended tool following today's announcement.
"We are extremely excited to recommend SimplyCircle to all local PTAs in Tennessee," said Dwight Hunter, Vice President of the Tennessee PTA. "SimplyCircle's free group communication and membership management platform makes it easy for PTA leaders to manage all communication in one easy-to-use place. Plus, the donation program provides our local organizations with needed funds to help them achieve their missions."
SimplyCircle provides a broad set of features to help any PTA communicate and manage membership more efficiently:
- Send announcements
- Create events with automated reminders
- Coordinate volunteer signups
- Share documents and photos
- Manage membership status
For more details about the program (including official rules), or to sign up, visit ptacontest.simplycircle.com.
SimplyCircle is a group communication and membership management platform serving parent-teacher groups, classrooms, clubs and other community groups. SimplyCircle makes it easy for group leaders to share tasks, plan and schedule events, manage volunteer signups, send messages and share documents and photos without having to visit different websites. With SimplyCircle, group communication is easy.
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