Guest post from WSPTA Membership Director Jenn Talingo
The Great PTA Sign-Up Day!
Today is the Great PTA Sign-Up Day. Our goal is to enroll 5,000 new members from across the state on January 31, 2024. I want to encourage every PTA to participate. This is a fabulous opportunity to grow your base, reach out to new stakeholders, and strengthen the many-as-one voice of your PTA.
If we reach our goal, we will host a drawing with prizes available to any PTA that participated. All you need to do is enroll at least one new member onto your memberplanet roster on January 31. This could be via manual membership entry or by selling a membership via your online join form. I know that, with all of us working together, we can reach this goal!
Learn how you can join your local PTA and support WSPTA as a whole by clicking here.
How to market the Great PTA Sign-Up Day
Here are some example posts for social media for this day:
The Great PTA Sign-Up Day is here! WSPTA’s goal is to grow our statewide membership by 5,000 members in a single day!
By joining a local PTA like ([NSERT NAME OF LOCAL PTA], a member becomes part of the Washington State PTA, the largest volunteer and child advocacy organization in the state. Our future leaders, innovators, and citizens are our children, and our children are given their best chances to succeed when we all work together. Members of the PTA provide a powerful and effective voice for all children. Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime, can join PTA! #TogetherWeCan #PTABuildingCommunity
Consider joining today: [INSERT ONLINE JOIN LINK]
We are doing great things here at [INSERT NAME OF SCHOOL] and your $[INSERT COST OF DUES] membership supports our efforts and helps us advocate for change. Join today and help us be a powerful and effective voice for all children. #TogetherWeCan #PTABuildingCommunity
[INSERT ONLINE JOIN LINK]
Today is the Great PTA Sign Up Day!
√ Did you know when you join [INSERT LOCAL PTA NAME], you also become a member of the PTAs at the district/council level, state level, and national level?
√ You’ll have access to special discounts offered through WSPTA and National PTA – just some of the many benefits of membership!
√ Be a part of something bigger – the more members we have in [INSERT NAME OF SCHOOL DISTRICT] & Washington, the greater legislative voice we have on issues affecting children.
√ Bonus- being a member helps you stay connected with what’s happening at [INSERT SCHOOL NAME]
√ Over the last 100+ years, Washington State PTA has been instrumental in advancing the cause of education and childcare in this state. From establishing standards for preschool to pushing for adequate school construction funding, we have been there every step of the way fighting for a better future for our kids. Please help ensure our future by joining today.
Here’s how you can join our PTA and contribute to a better today and tomorrow for our kids and community: [INSERT ONLINE JOIN LINK]
How local councils can help boost the Great PTA Sign-Up Day
It’s not just local PTAs who benefit from growing membership. Our PTA/PTSA councils hold more sway with their local leaders when they have the backing of a large percentage of parents in their districts. If you’re a council leader, here’s how you can encourage participation in our membership push:
- Promote the event by sharing the Facebook posts from our Washington State PTA page to your Council Facebook page in the weeks leading up to the Great PTA Sign-Up Day and sharing the countdown in your newsletters and communications.
- Create excitement for the event by setting a district-wide membership goal and highlighting local PTAs and their membership efforts.
- Encourage your local PTAs to use the following social media examples to customize their messaging to highlight the importance of membership.
Want to help in other ways? Have questions?
Please reach out to Jenn Talingo at ptamembdir[at]wastatepta.org