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 101,000 students attend the 214 charter school campuses in Colorado, which equals 12.8% 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 $799/annually as of August 1, 2016.
Event Sponsorship Opportunities
The League hosts a myriad of professional development opportunities for a wide variety of Colorado charter school audiences each year. Attendance at our events range from 20-25 people at quarterly Tech Talk Meetings to 750 at the annual Colorado Charter Schools Conference. Each of our events boasts a unique audience and a variety of sponsorship levels, meaning you can find the perfect opportunity to connect with the Colorado charter school market.
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 partnership opportunities with the Colorado League of Charter Schools, contact Tiffany Kallevik at email@example.com.
Host an EventLunch and Learns
The Colorado League of Charter Schools' Lunch and Learn program gives Colorado charter schools opportunities to learn about vendors and service providers seeking to serve the charter school market. The program is free to charter schools and is promoted year-round. The session must provide an educational benefit to the attendees and cannot solely be a sales pitch for a specific product or service.
The Colorado League of Charter Schools offers educational webinars to Colorado charter schools, giving them opportunities to learn about innovative product and service solutions in the marketplace. Vendors and service providers seeking to serve the charter school market may apply for a spot on the League's webinar calendar. The session must provide an educational benefit to the attendees and cannot solely be a sales pitch for a specific product or service. The program is free to charter schools and is promoted year-round.
Hosting a webinar is free for participants of our Charter Marketplace, and $150 for non participants. The League does not guarantee any minimum attendance levels for webinars.
If you would like to conduct a webinar on the League's platform, please click here to submit a brief application. If you have questions, please contact Tiffany Kallevik at 303-989-5356, ext. 116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.