2016-2017 Membership Campaign

here-we-grow-downloadAnnouncing our “Here We Grow” membership incentive plan. NCPTA is excited to offer our PTA units a way to engage members, increase diversity, and grow relevancy and our voice.

Download flyer to look over this great monthly incentive plan!

Membership Challenge Winners

August – Best Back to School Membership Idea
Myrtle Grove Middle PTSA in Wilmington

Myrtle Grove Middle PTSA will receive 4 free Convention registrations to the 2017 NCPTA Convention being held May 19-20, 2017 at NC A&T State University in Greensboro, NC.

All the PTAs that submitted their Best Back to School Idea deserve a round of applause! You are all doing such great work. Please continue to compete in the membership challenges!

Submission from Myrtle Grove Middle School PTSA:

Amy Gaylord, Myrtle Grove Middle School PTSA President, stood by the PTSA Open House table ready to welcome new and returning parents.

MGMS PTSA of Wilmington attracted students to the table by offering Jolly Ranchers candy and visual eye candy (balloons). Once at the table, parents/students were offered the opportunity to participate in a drawing to win a free pizza and t-shirt from Incredible Pizza and a MGMS Gator sticker.

Their Gators will “Go For The Gold” this year as they strive to increase membership numbers. This is the first time they have sold memberships at Open House, and it went over so well, they ran out of membership forms!

September – Put the “T” in PTA
North Forest Pines Elementary PTA in Raleigh

The September challenge was based on teachers’ membership enrollment and your PTA did an outstanding job enrolling over 50% of the entire staff. We are so proud of their accomplishments!

The prize for September’s contest is a check in the amount of $250.00 for their PTA to use for teacher hospitality.  We hope the PTA will use these funds to host a teacher appreciation event such as a bagels and coffee or teacher luncheon. Be sure to keep an eye out for pictures of the event!

Membership Tips

The December challenge is “Men Are Essential”

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.

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.