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December 30, 2020

Membership Dues Subsidies from PTA General Funds

For many years, WSPTA has interpreted National PTA and WSPTA bylaws concerning payment of membership dues to prohibit local PTAs from using its own funds to pay for PTA memberships. In an effort to remove barriers, WSPTA leadership has consulted with National PTA, their accountants, and legal counsel over this interpretation. The major findings are:…
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Category: Membership

December 10, 2020

Community, Advocacy, and Membership

Synergy. Powered by PTA. Imagine your PTA as a triangle with Membership, Advocacy, and FACE (Family And Community Engagement) at each of its corners. Imagine all the results of having a PTA at your school or in your community are within the triangle. Now, if one of the points of the triangle didn’t exist, you…
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Category: Advocacy , Family Engagement , Membership


November 18, 2020

Give the Gift of Membership

Membership. Powered by PTA. As PTA leaders, you know the value of membership. And you realize that PTA membership is a voice for a child. As a membership organization, our PTAs need members so we, as an association, can accomplish the work we do to advocate for the education, family engagement, safety, health, and well-being…
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October 12, 2020

Getting to Know Memberplanet – Tools for Councils

As memberplanet evolves, it is fast becoming a vital tool in the council leader toolbox! *new!* Find your local leaders’ contact information via Committees — Shared Committees. Pull up-to-date membership reports, see membership trends, and get all the details on each of your local units via Reports — Group Profiles Report. Record check payments received…
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Category: Membership

August 10, 2020

Finding Value in PTA When the Kids Are Learning at Home

Membership is more important now than ever before simply because of the many benefits that PTA brings to every member of the community. At the local level, PTAs give members a stronger way to advocate for children, youth, and families within the school. PTAs offer enrichment programs, parenting supports, friendship opportunities, and fun. Don’t forget…
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August 3, 2020

Building a Virtual Membership Campaign

The best membership campaigns for 2020-2021 will be the ones that don’t require paper forms and payment to be collected at school. Virtual membership campaigns will do three things for your PTA: reduce face-to-face contact, reduce the time processing memberships, make it simple for members to start enjoying member benefits right away. Selling memberships online…
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Category: Membership

April 24, 2019

Is Your PTA a Clique?

Sometimes, the reason more people don’t join your PTA is because they feel unwelcome. Whether warranted or not, your PTA may have a reputation as a clique. Overcoming this common issue can be challenging because it requires the focus and commitment of your group as a whole. The first obstacle to overcome – and the…
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April 11, 2019

An Update on the Proposed National PTA Dues Increase

WSPTA Shares Your Feedback with National PTA, Requests Your Additional Input Grassroots Engagement. Powered by PTA. Washington State PTA recently conducted a short survey with local leaders and members to gather preliminary feedback about the National PTA proposed membership dues increase that will be considered at the National PTA Convention in June. Thank you to…
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Category: Membership