Use PTA’s 126-Year History to Promote Membership

by California State PTA Membership Services Commission

MEMBERSHIP TIP: Plan Ahead to Make Founders Day Part of Your Membership Campaign

Founders’ Day is Coming! Start Planning for What You Can Do in February.

On February 17th each year, PTAs throughout California and the nation pause to celebrate our organization’s Founders’ Day.  Learn more about the history and the work PTA has done in California and the Nation. When your PTA celebrates Founders’ Day you are helping parents in local schools and everyone in your community understand what the PTA does. Sharing our legacy of advocacy, the good that has been done, and inviting everyone to join us in support of the things we have yet to do, will help your families become more invested in your programs. Perhaps it will even inspire members in your community to join your PTA. Find resources and logos to celebrate 2023 Founders’ Day on our website

Share the Membership Perks with Your Members!

Take some time and let your current members know about the membership perks they can take advantage of! You can also use this resource to let prospective members know what benefits them by joining PTA on top of what you are doing for your school community. The perks are in English & Spanish.

Be Proud of Your Accomplishments! Get Recognized with a PTA Spotlight Award.

PTA members bring innovative services to our kids and schools each and every day. California State PTA wants to hear about your amazing accomplishments. Click the link below to share your PTA success stories with us. PTA Unit/Council Spotlight Awards recognize successful programs that are planned, organized and implemented by PTAs like yours. They also give you the opportunity to share your model program with other PTA leaders. 

Applications are Due – March 25, 2023. Winners will be celebrated during a special California State PTA virtual meeting. Learn More

Stay On Track for the Membership Incentives & Challenges in 2023

You are doing amazing things for Membership! And we are seeing it across the state! There are still opportunities for you to be recognized and to win. The first two with upcoming dates are below! Learn More

Founders’ Day Membership Challenge

PTA Founders’ Day is February 17. Any unit that submits 17 new memberships for the month of February will earn a certificate and recognition on California State PTA social media platforms. No application is required. Date: 2/28/23. 

Best in 5 Award*

Any PTA unit, council, or district with a membership total on or before the deadline that is higher than the largest year-end total since the 2018-2019 membership year will be awarded a certificate of recognition and entered into a drawing to receive a $500 cash award. All units, councils, and districts that qualify for the Best in 5 Award will receive a recognition ribbon at the 2023 California State PTA Convention. No application is required. Due Date: 3/31/23.

e-Membership/Totem Tip of the Week!

Have you been uploading your manual or traditional members to Totem? That is a great way to get them their membership card so they can start taking advantage of the Winter PTA Member Perks that just came out! Learn to filter between manual members and your online members.