Resources for a great Membership Campaign
August 8, 2022

MEMBERSHIP TIP: Back to School Means New Members!

New Members means a stronger PTA and better education for ALL children!

Get excited for Back To School! Schools across California are starting to return to the classroom, so it is time to start planning and executing your next greatest membership idea! To help you, we’ve prepared the following new resources!

Are you thinking Back to School Night? So are we!

Make a Great First Impression for the New School Year! To help, we’ve made this great, short, templated PowerPoint presentation that you can use & make your own! Please remember to add your PTA/PTSA logo and other great information! Give your community a quick 5-minute pitch about the value your PTA/PTSA will bring this school year if they join! Click here to make your copy now!

It’s Time To Set Your Membership Goals for the New School Year!

Membership is the foundation of our organization. To continue to grow our membership, we must set ambitious but achievable goals. Use this great Local PTA Membership Goal Setting & Strategy Plan! To make your job easier and find great ways to build reports and share this information with your executive board to encourage more membership at your unit! Download Now!

Every Member Gets a Membership Card!
How are you getting yours out to members?

There are 2 ways to do Membership Cards!

  1. Our e-Membership platform, Totem, will issue your members their membership card once they’ve made a secure account through the platform and pay the appropriate dues - they can then add their e-membership card to their digital wallets and emails to secure their amazing perks and discounts! Learn more about guiding your members on the Totem helpdesk.
  2. The second option? Go the traditional way! Get your membership cards from your Council or District PTA leaders and then either fill them out using this template or by hand! Be sure to put your California State PTA ID number on the cards so it’s easy for folks to sign into the new Leaders’ Website.

Membership Envelopes: Available now at a low-cost to local PTA units.
Contact your district PTA to place your order today!


We want you to be successful! And that is why we’re giving you multiple opportunities to learn from our leaders on the Membership Services Commission!

Membership 101 Q&As
Reach out to your District President to get registered!
  • Monday, August 15 - for PTA Units & Council Leaders in Districts: 12, 14, 21, 33, 99 
  • Thursday, August 18 - for PTA Units & Council Leaders in Districts: 1, 3, 15, 17, 31
  • Monday, August 22 - for PTA Units & Council Leaders in Districts: 2, 6, 8, 23, 34 

NEW! Totem for All  

Membership/Totem for Districts and Council Leaders  

Membership Office Hours
Exchange ideas, ask your questions, and find new ways to grow your membership!


Join the discussion and bring your questions!

California State PTA President Carol Green and a panel of local PTA leaders will be sharing exciting ways to launch PTA back-to-school.  This is an opportunity to learn about fun welcome or back-to-school events, back-to-school tips for both parents and students, and highlights of the PTA year to come. Join us -Share your ideas, ask questions and let us know how things are going. State and District PTA leaders will be on the call to offer immediate help and support. See future dates.
Register Now!

Teens & Sleep Webinar
Tuesday, August 23, 7pm

The webinar will focus on the importance of sleep for our teens and, the new law requiring later start times for middle and high schools going into effect this school year. Parents and caregivers will hear from our featured speakers, California State Senator and SB 328 bill sponsor, Anthony Portantino, and LIsa Lewis, author of The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive. Free. Registration required. Everyone is welcome. More information and resources can be found on our website.
Register Now!

Insurance Procedures Webinar
Thursday, September 8,  6pm

Big news! There is a new procedure for renewing your PTA insurance (including online payment!). Please join us on September 8th at 6pm for our Fall Insurance Webinar with important information about the new procedures and insurance portal, as well as a discussion of what your insurance covers and why your PTA needs insurance.Free. Registration required. Financial PTA officers and Presidents are encouraged to attend. 


Register Now!
selection of items available in the official PTA store (clothing, gifts & misc, banners and yard signs shown) is your resource to purchase official membership campaign theme supplies and customized materials for your PTA/PTSA!  Click here to shop now!
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