Ways to Increase Membership
Open your Back to School Tool Kit
It’s filled with lots of great information and resources. Make sure to distribute the information to all your board members.
Make sure membership forms have more than one line for signing up
Allow space for not only parents, but for grandparents, aunts, uncle’s friends etc…
Offer workshops or speakers on current school issues
Attract members to your PTA meeting by inviting teachers to talk to parents about curriculum, study habits, transitioning to middle and high school. Find out what questions your families have and offer the answers.
“No time” is often given as the reason for not joining PTA
Separate the act of joining from the act of volunteering by signing up volunteers on a separate form or at times when you are not recruiting new members.
BRAG, BRAG, BRAG, about all you accomplishments
What you do is important. Make sure you take credit for it. Show your families where their fundraising/dues money goes.
Hang a sign or banner with your name on it!
Say “Thank You!”
Have a membership table
Have a membership table at every PTA and school event. Open House, Concerts, plays, etc…Membership is year round!