If you’re a school – public, private, co-op, charter, you name it – then you need money. Most schools address this need by running at least a few fundraisers throughout the year. And it generally falls to you, the highly involved parents, to take an active role in organizing these efforts and bringing in the dough! Here are 15 tips for successful fundraising to get the money you need while… read more →
My children attend a wonderful local child care center a few days a week. Until recently, their classroom names were strictly descriptive: infants, early toddlers, older toddlers, and so on. When the new director came aboard, she decided to jazz things up a bit. The classrooms still have their “official” names, but now everyone has an animal as well. My son and his early toddler classmates are now the “owls”… read more →
We’re looking for a new home page photo here at MemberHub, and we need your help! While our current home page image is colorful (click here to see), it doesn’t quite capture the sense of community that we’re all about. We’d much rather feature a photo from one of the schools in our MemberHub family. Which is why we’re pleased to announce the 2014 MemberHub Photo Contest! Grand prize: Your… read more →
How important do you think it is for the United States to have plenty of computer programmers? Pretty important, right? Just think about how much technology you’re surrounded by every single minute of your life. Our use of technology and software is obviously only going to grow. This is why we believe it’s crucial to teach our children to code. One way we can all easily do that is to… read more →
A new school year is upon us! Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is a new set of students. But that also brings (for better or worse) a new set of parents aka volunteers. Getting parents involved from the beginning is the first step towards a great year together! Here are some of my thoughts on how you can do that.
Underwood Elementary, a GT Magnet Elementary School in Wake County, NC has been using MemberHub for the past year. They launched the use of the service over the summer of 2012 with the goal of strengthening communication among teachers and parents at the school. I recently spoke with Andrea Trowell, the Media and Technology Specialist at Underwood and we discussed the schools growing passion for MemberHub. Andrea sent out a… read more →
Think about how much time you spend organizing your school communication efforts with parents and teachers. You’re likely maintaining email lists, sending home lots of forms and files, creating signup sheets, calling parents, sending one-off text messages, and more. Of course there is Facebook and Twitter now too. There really is a lot of communication that needs to take place and schools spend a LOT of time managing how they… read more →