Membership is all about relationships.
Build a PTA that reflects all families and your school community.
When PTAs respect differences yet acknowledge shared commonalities uniting their communities, and then develop meaningful priorities based upon their knowledge, they genuinely represent their communities. When PTAs represent their communities, they gain strength and effectiveness through increased volunteer and resource support.
You Belong in PTA
To bolster your membership recruitment activities, National PTA has developed a suite of materials, including a campaign toolkit that outlines how to effectively communicate the value of PTA membership.
Click "Membership Resources" and you'll be connected to a suite of materials and resources, including a comprehensive campaign toolkit, visual assets, collateral materials, a campaign implementation checklist and video. We hope you find these resources engaging, impactful, and fun!
LAPTA Toolkit: Membership
118 Customize the PTA Logo
119 Getting Started
120 Procedure Binder
120 Membership Chair Duties
120 Membership Dues
121 Submit Membership Dues
121 Membership Campaign Theme
123 Create Your Own PTA Value Message
125 Membership Resources & Graphics
125 Collecting Membership Dues Online
126 Monthly Challenges
126 Annual Membership Awards
127 Membership Calendar
129 Hashtag and Email Signature
129 Sample Membership Ask Email
130 Sample Membership Ask Note
131 Sample Membership Thank You
Create a QR Code to Increase Membership
This short video tutorial will teach you how to create a QR code to quickly and easily link potential members to your online membership join platform, membership application or other important PTA resources of your choice.
Effective and Engaging Virtual Meetings
Don't miss these ideas to help engage and grow your membership by holding effective virtual meetings. Many of the tips provided also work for face-to-face meetings.
Beyond the School Building:
Strategies for K-6
Check out these additional ideas to virtually engage, empower and grow membership in a virtual world for the K- 6 community.
Beyond the School Building:
Strategies for Grades 7-12
PTA is so much more!
Explore tangible ways to strengthen and grow your PTA's membership through National PTA's plethora of Membership Resources. Build a PTA that reflects all your families and your school community. When PTAs respect differences yet acknowledge shared commonalities uniting their communities, and then develop meaningful priorities based upon their knowledge, they genuinely represent their communities. When PTAs represent their communities, they gain strength and effectiveness through increased volunteer and resource support. Support the Hispanic/Latino families in the school community with translated PTA materials.
Membership Card Templates (English & Spanish)
*The 2023-24 Membership Card are in English and Spanish. Use the graphics to create a Thank You Note and send to all members. A sample Thank You Note is in the Membership Toolkit.
Submit Member Dues
For your Local PTA Unit's membership goal, email MembershipChair@LouisianaPTA.org.
LAPTA Membership Goal
Louisiana PTA had a goal of 13,013 members for 2023-24 year. We surpassed our 2022 goal with 12,560 members! Thanks to everyone who helped spread the important message and mission of PTA! For your Local PTA Unit's membership goal, email MembershipChair@LouisianaPTA.org.
Monthly Membership Challenges
LAPTA has a goal of 13,013 members for our 101st year in 2023-24. LAPTA needs the support of the Local PTA Units to help reach that goal! To be eligible for awards, all PTAs must have Active Affiliation status. The qualifying PTA units will receive recognition and automatically be entered into a monthly drawing for $100!
Each PTA has a goal set by LAPTA. Email the Membership Chair at membershipchair@LouisianaPTA.org for your goal. To be eligible for awards, PTAs must have Active Affiliation status. The qualifying PTAs will be automatically determined by LAPTA. All qualifying PTAs will receive a certificate and enter into a monthly drawing for $100 to the PTA!
August Early Bird Award
Submit 25 members by August 31
plus all Officers are registered at LouisianaPTA.org/register
November Geaux PTA Award
File Active Affiliation Report and get more than 75% of previous year’s PTA membership by Nov. 30
September Head Start Award
Jump start the PTA with 50% or more of the previous year's PTA membership by September 30
October Fall into PTA Award
Before you trick or treat, submit 31 new memberships by October 31
December Lagniappe Award
Achieve 100% of the previous year’s membership by
January Welcome Back Award
Keep up the momentum going with 10 new members by
February Founders' Day Award
In honor of PTA Founders’ Day on February 17, add 17 new members by February 28.
March Madness Award
Make it a sweet sixteen by submitting dues for 16 new members by March 31.