What is MemberHub?
MemberHub is an online tool that makes PTA'ing easier. Hunting Ridge PTA uses MemberHub to bring you into our school community and keep you informed and engaged with what is happening.
Is MemberHub new?
It’s actually NOT new. Hunting Ridge PTA has been using MemberHub for several years to report and submit membership information, dues and other important PTA business to our local council and region, as well as to the Illinois PTA and National PTA organizations.
Why is the membership process different this year?
This year we are rolling out MemberHub directly to our members. This allows for the entire membership process to be completed on-line and puts you in the driver’s seat. Once you renew or join through our online School Store, you’ll receive an e-mail inviting you to create/manage your MemberHub account, complete/update your profile and add family member information including your student’s if you choose to do so.
How will Hunting Ridge PTA be using MemberHub?
In the 2020-2021 school year, we starting using MemberHub for these primary features:
- Online School Store: The School Store allows us to offer not only Memberships but also Donations and other on-line purchases. No more writing checks or sending multiple payment envelopes for different PTA items. (Note: some items will still be purchased directly from our 3rd party vendors.)
- Membership: By putting our members in the driver’s seat when renewing or joining, membership data is immediately updated in the system and eliminates any data entry errors. It also allows members to update, edit and manage their account, profile and family information anytime.
- Compliance and Reporting: We continue to use MemberHub to complete our compliance and reporting obligations such as State and Nationals dues submittions, Audit submission, Insurance validation, and others.
In the 2021-2022 school year, we are using the Newsletter tool available in MemberHub.
What else can MemberHub do?
There are a lot of features and benefits available on the MemberHub platform. In addition to the above, we can also utilize its other features/functions to connect our PTA membership:
- Shop Giveback offers in the School Store
- Sign up for volunteer time slots or needed items and receive reminders
- Receive emails and/or texts with communications from all levels of your school
- Share files and photos in a secure environment
- Utilize the school calendar and receive event reminders
- Fundraising Platform for “a-thons”, events, auctions and more
- Install the MemberHub app on your smartphone for info on the go
What MemberHub features/functionality will Hunting Ridge PTA implement next?
As MemberHub continues to enhance the tools they have and instroduce new ones, we will look to see where we can leverage other features/functionality from MemberHub to provide more tools to our membership making it easier to stay connected. In some cases, we may already have a tool in place, so we will weigh the benefits of each to determine the best option going forward and plan for a seamless transition.
Thanks! And welcome to MemberHub!
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