Recent CDC guidelines for K-12 schools advise limiting in-person contact. Here are the guidelines that affect PTAs and other parent-teacher groups:
Pursue virtual group events, gatherings, or meetings, if possible, and promote social distancing of at least 6 feet between people if events are held. Limit group size to the extent possible.
Limit any nonessential visitors, volunteers, and activities involving external groups or organizations as possible – especially with individuals who are not from the local geographic area (e.g., community, town, city, county).
Pursue virtual activities and events in lieu of field trips, student assemblies, special performances, school-wide parent meetings, and spirit nights, as possible.
Pursue options to convene sporting events and participation in sports activities in ways that minimizes the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to players, families, coaches, and communities.
Put systems in place for notifying staff, families, and the public of school closures and any restrictions in place to limit COVID-19 exposure (e.g., limited hours of operation)
With or without in-person events this year, you can still grow membership, keep families engaged, and raise funds to help your school. Here's how:
1. Take your membership drive online.
Your MemberHub e-store comes preloaded with PTA memberships (for partnered states).* Shoppers get their membership card in their electronic receipt, and their member information is automatically reported to your state PTA. All you have to do is share your store link to get your school community involved. See how to get started >>
*Any organization can easily add and sell their own memberships in the MemberHub e-store.
2. Hold virtual fundraisers to benefit your school.
There are six types of no-contact fundraisers in MemberHub, with flexible platform fee settings. With traditional fall fests and carnivals not recommended by the CDC, you can move your event online now, at no cost and no hassle. Learn more about available fundraisers >> See how to get started >>
3. Reward parents with savings while your PTA earns.
When you subscribe to MemberHub Givebacks, your organization can place special offers from businesses in your e-store and reward families with savings, while you earn up to 20% donated back on every sale. Your school will benefit in a brand new way. Plus, when you refer local businesses to participate, your organization gets $50 for every completed offer while you support your local business community when they need it most. Learn more about Givebacks >> See how to get started >>
4. Keep your community informed and connected in the new normal.
As COVID news and guidance change quickly, you can keep school families instantly informed with MemberHub's email and text capabilities that show open rates and allow automatic scheduling. With hubs, you can target specific groups like classrooms, grade levels, and committees. The central school calendar also helps keep your community on the same page. Add your parents now so that you'll be able to easily communicate, with or without in-person learning.
Learn how to create and setup hubs >> Want to know more? Sign up for a daily workshop on any of these features or set up a 1:1 with Carter or Jennifer, MemberHub customer success reps who are also PTA leaders.