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Business Partnership Program

GSBA promotes a select number of products and services that have been thoroughly reviewed, measured and determined capable of meeting our members’ high expectations for quality and service. Partnership with GSBA is limited to organizations and companies that are approved through a lengthy and thorough due diligence and review process.

Business partnerships are not guaranteed and will only be considered if the company’s product or service has been determined to specifically align with GSBA’s mission, goals and/or policy platform.

Benefits

  • Listed among a very select number of products and services GSBA actively promotes and endorses
  • Receive first priority on all sponsorship, conference exhibit and advertising opportunities
  • Priority recognition on GSBA website
  • Usage of GSBA Business Partner logo
  • Additional benefits are defined in specific partnership agreement​

Process

To be considered for a GSBA Business Partnership, company must first complete the business partnership application below. Business partnerships require a minimum annual level of support of $20,000.  Once the application has been completed, management will conduct an initial review with the company to determine if the program properly aligns with GSBA’s mission.  If so, management will work with the company to confirm the level of commitments required by both the company and GSBA and prepare a draft agreement for review and approval by the GSBA board of directors.

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GSBA Business Partnerships

Our Partners

BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing
BUSINESS PARTNER

BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing

Description of Service
The BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative helps save time and money while purchasing the products school systems use every day. Would you like to save time and money? BuyBoard is an online purchasing cooperative designed to streamline the purchasing process and help its members make confident buying decisions.

The National School Boards Association collaborated with the Rhode Island Association of School Committees and the Maryland Association of Boards of Education to create the National Purchasing Cooperative’s BuyBoard program.
Currently endorsed by several state school boards associations and administered by the Texas Association of School Boards, the program’s purpose is to obtain reduced prices for its members through the benefits and efficiencies of a purchasing cooperative.

GSBA membership entitles your district to become a BuyBoard member for free. Once you sign up for BuyBoard, your district has the ability to make purchases from an approved list of vendors that have gone through a competitive bidding process.

Website: gsba.com/buyboard

Contact:
Jennifer Lansden
Assistant National Manager
512-483-7105
jennifer.lansden@buyboard.com

BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing
BUSINESS PARTNER

Georgia Municipal Association

Direct Lease Financing Program
(for short-term equipment purchases) – school buses, computer hardware, telecommunications equipment, modular buildings, etc.

Benefits

  • Low-interest installment leases to help you purchase essential equipment
  • Flexible payment terms (ranging from 2 to 10 years)
  • You own your equipment at the end of the term

Bricks & Mortar Program
(for long-term real estate purchases) – New schools, administrative buildings

Benefits

  • Flexible financing terms (ranging from 5 to 30 years)
  • Facilitating the funding of E-SPLOST-approved projects

No Up-Front Costs; No Required Down Payments; No Prepayment Penalties.

Website: gacities.com

Contact:
Darin Jenkins
Director, Financial and Operational Services
(678) 686-6264
(888) 488-4462 (Toll Free)
djenkins@gmanet.com

Georgia Municipal Association
Georgia Municipal Association