The Colorado League of Charter School's Member Business Services division offers opportunities for vendors to provide quality products and services to the Colorado's charter schools.
Charter schools make up a significant portion of the public school market. Currently over 110,000 students attend the 235 charter school campuses in Colorado, which equals about 12% of the state's total public school enrollment. Each year, 5 to 15 new charter schools open their doors, providing League-affiliated vendors with excellent opportunities for organic growth.
Unlike most other public schools, charters have fiscal autonomy and make independent purchasing decisions on a wide range of operational and educational products and services. They also make significant investments in real estate and facilities.
Vendor Partnership Opportunities with the League include:
Colorado Charter Marketplace Program
The Colorado Charter Marketplace links charter schools with businesses that are committed to the Colorado charter school market. Vendors participate in the program on an annual basis, and receive many benefits including a profile on the League's website, continuously updated member directories, company spotlight in the League's e-newsletter, which is distributed to over a thousand charter school employees and constituents, and discounted rates on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities at the League's conferences and events.
The League provides its member schools access to quality products and services at significant cost savings via our Charter Marketplace. Vendors participating in the Charter Marketplace commit to providing our member schools with:
If your company is interested in participating in the CO Charter Marketplace, please click http://coloradoleague.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=649276 to apply online.The cost to participate in the Colorado Charter Marketplace begins at $699/annually as of August 1, 2016.
Exhibitor OpportunitiesMany of the League's events offer a limited number of exhibitor opportunities. The Colorado Charter Schools Conference is the best way to get in front of leaders from a majority of the state's charter schools. During this event you will be one of 60-80 exhibitors. Exhibit space at this event always sells out. The Colorado Charter School Policy & Facility Summit is a more intimate event where you can be one of 10 companies showcasing their products to an audience of around 150 charter school leaders. We also offer exhibitor opportunities at other events with more targeted audiences.
Advertising OpportunitiesIf you prefer to get your name in front of charter school professionals in print, we have a variety of advertising packages to meet your needs. We sell ad space in our quarterly print journal, Charter Focus, for charter school business managers. And also have ad space in the Colorado Charter Schools Conference program book and in our annual report which doubles as a yearly calendar full of photos of real charter school students.
For more information about vendor opportunities with the Colorado League of Charter Schools, contact Tiffany Kallevik at firstname.lastname@example.org.