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6. Let Dad know becoming a PTA member doesn’t involve a large time commitment
71% of Men surveyed said “time” stops them from getting involved with PTA. It doesn’t have to be, though. When talking about time, they were referring to the time necessary to volunteer. Assure new members that they don’t need to join to volunteer.
7. Give Dad The Facts Only
Almost half of the men surveyed indicated that they want volunteer roles and expectations clearly defined. Telling them the what, when, where, why, and how would make them more likely to join and to volunteer.
8. Just Get To The Point
Men want fewer meetings, and they want the meetings PTAs do have to be after work. Dad also wants meetings to have a clear agenda and be results-oriented, rather than exploratory sessions on an issue or topic. Men prefer to receive PTA communications in bulleted lists, as summary points, in e-mails, just get to the Point!
9. Calling All Men (Locally)
Instead of waiting for men to come to your PTA, take your PTA to where men often meet. Present the PTA message at local service clubs that have a large male population, like Rotary, Kiwanis, or Lions clubs. If men see that other club members support PTA’s work, they might be more likely to join.
10. Recognize and Celebrate Dad
Publicize your successes. When more Dads get involved in your PTA, let the community know. Success begets success. Recognize members, thank them often, and celebrate your PTA’s accomplishments!