Also see Membership Awards for information about recognizing your PTA for outstanding membership.
Flyers You Can Customize
Membership Drive Ideas & Support
Make sure your Membership Flyers and Communications are letting potential members know... what being a PTA Member means and the ways that PTAs benefit schools & families.
There is no right or wrong way to hold a membership drive! Do what works best for your school, but remember, creating a friendly, open environment at events, meetings and through your communications will help your families feel like they "belong" and create a membership drive that can last all year long!
You can find membership drive tips here in 101 Ways to Increase Membership and in the PTA Back to School Kit. Remember the PTA Membership P.L.A.N.:
What being a PTA Member means...
Remind your families that being a PTA Member doesn't mean they have to come to all the meetings, or events or even volunteer (although we love it when they do!).
Membership simply says...I CARE & I SUPPORT parents and teachers working together to build a vibrant, engaged school community where our children thrive.
Benefits for your Families
Consider having your PTA offer a special discount to your members! e.g. free entrance to an event, a discount on spirit wear, a discount on after school classes, a discount to a local favorite restaurant.
Advertise the special membership discounts that the Hunt District, Virginia PTA, National PTA have arranged for your families!
Your students can participate in contests such as the Reflections Creative Arts Program, the Virginia Citizenship Essay Contest, the Power Plates Recipe Contest and they may apply for the Virginia PTA Scholarship.
Benefits for your School
Remind your parents:
What do your State & National PTA Membership Dues Support?
Your local PTA shares $1.50 of every member's annual dues with the Virginia PTA and $2.25 of every member's annual dues with the National PTA to support a wide variety of benefits that;
Come back to support your school in the form of;
Provides schools across the country with National PTA Grants to support programs that, without our help, they might otherwise be able to bring to their communities. A few of the Grant programs are;