Membership Tips & Challenges

$50 for 50 Membership Challenge

Start recruiting PTA members early in the school year! Meet last year’s PTA membership plus 50 more members by October 16 and your PTA will win $50.

Contest applies to PTAs in good standing with NCPTA. Membership dues must be paid electronically through MemberHub or a PTA check received by the State PTA Office on or before October 16, 2017. Last year’s membership is defined as paid members of your PTA as of 6/30/17.

Incentive funds will be paid to winning PTAs by NCPTA within 45 days of October 16, 2017.

Check out the winners!

2017-2018 Council Challenge

Participate in the Council Membership Challenge and win money for your council. Two opportunities to win!

$500 to the council that retains or has the highest percent increase in membership over the 2016-2017 membership year totals by October 15, 2017.

$500 to the council that retains or has the highest percent increase in membership over the 2016-2017 membership year totals by April 15, 2018.

Reach out to every school and PTA unit!

MemberHub Online Membership Challenge

How would you like your school to WIN $500?

NCPTA partner, MemberHub, is sponsoring a membership challenge this fall.  It is incredibly easy for your unit to participate!

  1. Create your on-line dues payment request in MemberHub.
  2. Send all school families, teachers and community members the link to join your PTA
  3. The unit that has the highest number of members join on-line through MemberHub will win the $500.

This challenge runs from July 1 through October 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm so get started today!

Remember that all members that join through MemberHub automatically have their state/national dues portions routed to NCPTA and a membership card will be loaded in the member’s profile saving you time!

General Membership Recruitment Tips

Start early …finish strong.
Recruiting members to help you advocate for students and staff should start as early as your first opportunity of contact and should be ongoing throughout the year.

Consider your resources and opportunities.
Using your resources wisely generally helps you to reach parents, students and staff and engage them in becoming apart of the PTA.

How to reach members?
Be where they are. Make use of social media, be present at planned school and PTA events, send emails, fliers, use signage, and be vocal. These are just a few ways to reach your audience. This key is not to limit the ways to reach everyone.

Why join PTA ? 
Know why it is important for people become members of your PTA and be able to share with them how the PTA has impacted the educational experience at your school and in your community. It always helps to have evidence of what the PTA has been successful at doing for the school.

Do not be afraid to ask!
If you are not afraid to ask you will be successful at growing the membership for your school. Most people are not members of the PTA because they simply have not been asked or given the needed information to why it is important to become apart of the largest and oldest advocacy association that supports children.

Here are five tips to recruit men…

  1. Use a sports theme and have a competition for most men members per class.
  2. Host Dads and Doughnuts and promote signups
  3. Be very specific in communication about the need for male involvement in PTA.
  4. Broadcast the stats of female vs male members and set an attainable percentage increase.
  5. Use the already active men to be ambassadors and solicit membership.