You can't do it alone. Recruit committee members! Offer specific duties: man the table, bring balloons, distribute cards, make fliers, update the goal chart.
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Set a Goal
5 members over last year? A 5% increase? Write it down, think big but be realistic. A small goal reached is better than a big goal missed.
Chart your progress on bulletin boards, in newsletters and emails. Check out these
Know Your Value
Discover a Cause
Need building repairs? Smaller classes? A safer playground? Recruit parents, teachers and students who want a voice finding solutions.
Create a Theme
MCCPTA's membership theme is "Every Voice Matters." Use it on fliers, posters, banners, newsletters, e-communications and events.
County + state + national = $5.25 per member. Set your local dues based on what your community and PT(S)A can afford. Here's how some units handle dues:
Offer FREE membership and absorb the cost through fundraisers
Share the cost with members (PT(S)A pays a portion)
Charge more and use profit for programs
Ask local businesses to sponsor memberships
Offer tiered membership
Include incentives (car magnets, t-shirts, directories, yearbooks)
Create membership form
Include accomplishments, volunteer opportunities, loyalty programs, donations, tiered membership options - in English, Spanish and other languages. (sample). For convenience, set it up online. (example)
Create a Database
Use this spreadsheet or software to accurately record membership.
Get Membership Cards
Membership cards are provided by Maryland PTA and usually distributed by MCCPTA in late August-early September. If you need them earlier contact Maryland PTA. To receive cards, you must have paid dues last year for a minimum of 25 members, have no outstanding dues/cards to be returned, and complete the MDPTA Local Officer Contact Form.
MDPTA provides 10% more cards than last year's membership. You can order more later. Treat membership cards like cash! You'll owe MDPTA $4.25 for every card issued that's not paid for or returned.
Start early. Most people join in the fall. Here's how you can get started.
There are two separate monthly payments: send $4.25 per member to MDPTA (they'll send an invoice to your school) Send $1 per member to MCCPTA using this form.
Everyone wants to be part of a winning team. When you reach your goal, let everyone know – and celebrate!