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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

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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

Scroll through the PDF Viewer or download the entire Membership Toolkit as a Word File or PDF. 

Index:

118  Customize the PTA Logo

119  Introduction

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

Training Videos

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! 

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​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.

  1. Membership Page of Cards: Avery Template - English PDF or Spanish PDF

  2. Membership Single Card - English PDF or Spanish PDF

  3. Membership Card PNG English and Spanish (Right click to download):

Submit Member Dues

1. Submit Member Dues

PTAs submit $3.50 to LAPTA for each person who is a member of the Local PTA Unit. LAPTA forwards $2.25 to National PTA and retains $1.25 for LAPTA. Please submit dues monthly.

2. Download & Email Excel Roster

Update the roster for all new members for whom you are submitting dues. Email to office@LouisianaPTA.org. Download a free version of Microsoft Excel called Libre here.

For your Local PTA Unit's membership goal, email MembershipChair@LouisianaPTA.org.

LAPTA Membership Goal

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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

December 31

January Welcome Back Award

Keep up the momentum going with 10 new members by

January 31

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.

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