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Incentive Rewards & Due Dates
1. TELL US YOUR THEME & GOAL
2. 100 IN 100
All PTA units that forward a minimum of 100 members on or before the 100th day of the 2023-2024 PTA term will receive a digital badge, recognition at Convention and on California State PTA social media platforms, and a ribbon at the 2024 California State PTA Convention. No application is required. Due Date: 10/9/23.
3. READY, SET, REMIT
All PTA units that forward a minimum of 30 members or before the deadline will receive a certificate celebrating their success and a digital badge and will be recognized on California State PTA social media platforms. No application is required. Due Date: 10/31/23
4. 100% TEACHERS
All PTA units that achieve 100% teacher membership and forward their membership on or before the deadline will receive a digital badge and will be recognized on California State PTA social media platforms. Application is required. Due Date: 11/30/23.
5. HALFWAY THERE AWARD
This award is given to local PTAs that have forwarded membership totals equal to or greater than their entire membership total for the 2022-23 year based on the December 2023 CAPTA Membership Report. No application is required. Unit PTAs will receive a digital badge and be recognized on California State PTA social media platforms. Due Date: 12/31/23.
6. 10% STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
This award is given to local PTAs that have forwarded membership totals of at least 10% student members of total student enrollment. Application is required. Units will receive a digital badge, be entered into a prize drawing, and will be recognized on California State PTA social media platforms. Due Date: 1/31/24
7. 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 digital badge and recognition on California State PTA social media platforms. No application is required. Date: 2/29/24.
8. MEMBERSHIP MARCH
Units that increase membership over their 2022-2023 membership total will earn one of the following awards: Bronze: 1-33% increase, Silver: 34-66% increase, Gold: 67-100% increase. Each unit will receive a digital badge indicating their award level and will receive recognition on California State PTA social media platforms. No application is required. Due Date: 3/31/2024
9. 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 2019-2020 membership year will be awarded a digital badge, will be recognized on California State PTA social media platforms, and will receive a recognition ribbon at the 2024 California State PTA Convention. No application is required. Due Date: 3/31/24.
10. 5 FOR 500
Any PTA unit, council, or district earning 5 of the incentives above on or before the deadline will be entered in a drawing to receive a $500 cash award. They will also receive a digital badge and be recognized on California State PTA social media platforms. No application is required. Due Date: 4/15/24
Dues have gone up this year by $.40 for a total of $5.90 per membership. Here’s how that breaks down to support operation of our PTA organization:
- IUCPTA $.65
- 4th District PTA $1
- CA PTA $2.00
- National PTA $2.25
Remember, insurance is now invoiced directly from AIM insurance. The IUCPTA assessment fee helps support high school scholarships, meeting hospitality, unit training expenses, etc.
The law permits a non-profit organization such as PTA, without payment of income taxes and without risking loss of tax exemption, to receive corporate sponsorships. To learn more about sponsorship versus endorsements, click here.
Follow PTA’S Noncommercial Policy
- Do not make a qualitative judgment on the sponsor’s products or services.
- Do not include comparative language or language that implies good quality in the acknowledgment.
- Do not permit the sponsor to write the acknowledgment of thanks.
- Do not ask your members or the public to buy the products or services of the sponsor.
- Do not advertise a product or service.
- Do not endorse a product or service.
Acceptable Acknowledgments (Good Word)
This includes the transmission or display of a sponsor’s logos and slogans that do not contain comparative or qualitative description of its products and services. It may include sponsor locations, telephone numbers, and value-neutral description of a sponsor’s product line or services.
Unacceptable Acknowledgments that include advertising (Bad Word)
To the extent that the acknowledgment exceeds mere identification and, instead, promotes the sponsor’s product or services, the recognition may instead be treated as advertising rather than an acknowledgment. Price information would generally be treated as advertising rather than acknowledgment. Any inducement to buy, sell, rent, or lease a sponsor’s product or service would likewise be treated as advertising rather than donor acknowledgment.
- Give the corporate sponsor an acknowledgment of thanks in return for the donation.
- Identify the sponsor’s name, a picture of their product, an address, phone number, web page, and/or including URL if on website.
- Include the logo or slogan of the sponsor for example: “Ford, Where Quality is Job One” or “Ford, Makers of Lincoln Mark VII”.
- Provide free product samples. For example, it is acceptable to have a banner which states, “Pepsi: Valued sponsor of the California State PTA Convention – free samples at Booth 56″ However, be sure any food products are approved by your school first.
- Do not include any comparative statement such as, “MCI is better than AT&T!” or “Chevy: Best Car in America!”
- Do not call for someone to purchase a product. For example, “List your home with Century 21 today!” or “Wells Fargo: Open an account today!”
- Do not hang a banner which states, “PTA hates Coca-Cola and loves Pepsi.”
SOURCE: March 2007 issue of the California State PTA publication, “The Communicator”.
PTA does not sell ads or ad space!
DO NOT sell advertising for advertising sake. PTA DOES thank sponsors and donors for supporting events and we THANK them by acknowledging them as described above in websites, social media, newsletters, banners, and over PA system if at an event.
Include a statement like this wherever appropriate:
XYZ PT(S)A does not endorse any commercial entity, product or service. No endorsement of ABC Business is implied.
Goals / Certificates
20,000 Membership Goal!
As one of the largest PTA membership groups in the nation, we can continue to grow our membership by simply asking families and community members to support our collective voice in support of public education excellence.
As units, there are lots of creative ways to reach all family members, friends, distant relatives, businesses, etc. We trust you’ll come up with some fun incentives and campaigns communicating the value and impact PTA has on your school. Every membership counts!
Ready, Set, Remit! California PTA (CAPTA) encourages membership amongst its schools by having Challenges throughout the year. The most important one is Ready, Set, Remit! Although 15 paid memberships by Dec. 1st is the minimum for a PTA to remain in good standing as a non-profit, we encourage you to get at least 30 memberships remitted to Council by the first President’s meeting on September 14th.