In this week’s “Membership Monday” Facebook post, we encouraged local PTAs to keep recruiting members long after Back-to-School Night. You already set up the membership table once for your back-to-school event; why not make use of those supplies by setting up at other PTA events this fall? Here are a few more ways to maximize your membership results:
- If your PTA offers a member discount for an event, set up OUTSIDE that event beforehand so people can join before they enter to take advantage of the cost savings.
- Ask if you can set up a membership table in a common area during parent-teacher conferences. Or, perhaps teachers could hand out blank membership forms along with student progress documents.
- How many times has your student lost something that was sent home for you? Now think about how many times your PTA sends home the membership form with all students. If it’s just once at the beginning of the school year, the odds are great that many parents never saw it. Send it home with students at least twice each fall. To see Membership Monday Facebook posts, like the WSPTA Facebook page.