How to Get More Members for your Racial Justice Alliance

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  1. Provide food at your meeting.
  2. Put an announcement in the daily bulletin or assembly.
  3. Advertise at club day – have a table and pass out ribbons or lollypops with a sticker with the name of your RJA.
  4. Participate in school pride or spirit week at your school.
  5. Set up an info table at lunch or special events in a visible place.
  6. Pass out ribbons or RJA buttons to RJA supporters.
  7. Make flyers or posters about specific meetings, topics, or events and post around campus.
  8. Ask teachers to permanently post your group’s general flyer in their classroom.
  9. Get an article about your group in the school paper.
  10. Hold a “bring-a-friend day” at your RJA meeting.
  11. Have an open RJA meeting where you show a movie or have a speaker.
  12. Make presentations at other clubs’ meetings about your group; invite these clubs to make presentations at your meeting.
  13. Send group representatives to classes to make an announcement about your group’s meetings or activities.
  14. Put together a panel of speakers for a conference or similar event.
  15. Set up a time to speak to teachers at faculty meetings or help conduct an in-service/teacher training.
  16. Invite teachers, faculty, and staff to RJA meetings
  17. Write a letter to your school board asking for support.
  18. Spread the word! Tell others about your RJA!
  19. Make a website, myspace, or Facebook page for your RJA.
  20. Keep a guest log at your meetings! Personally invite people back with a follow up thank you card.
  21. Have a contest to see which person can bring in the most new (and consistent!) members.
  22. Take notes at meetings and then send them out. People are more likely to come back if they stay updated on what’s going on.
  23. Make business cards with location, time, and dates of your meetings. Pass them around or just drop them in random places wherever you go.
  24. Go out of your way to be nice to new folks! Make them feel super welcome!

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