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 your membership forms have more than one line for signing up. Allow space for not only parents, but for grandparents, aunts, uncle’s friends etc…
Attract members to your PTA meetings by offering workshops or speakers on current school issues. Invite 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!
Have a membership table at every PTA and school event. Open House, Concerts, plays, etc…Membership is year round!
Don’t forget to ask custodians, cafeteria workers, secretaries and even the bus drivers to support your PTA by joining.
Ask the Board of Education members, School Committee members, Superintendent, and of course your principal.
Take pictures at PTA events and post them on a school bulletin board or make posters of great PTA events. Get those pictures into school yearbooks!
Say “Thank You!”