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Webinar: Effective Ways to Utilize Cooperative Purchasing

Webinar: Effective Ways to Utilize Cooperative Purchasing

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

best practices for purchasing in independent schools

Did you know the average MISBO school saves over $20,000 per year utilizing the MISBO Purchasing Consortium? In today’s webinar, we will share best practices for purchasing in independent schools, how to utilize MISBO contracts, and how to navigate the MISBO website. We will also discuss in depth the MISBO Digital Educational Resources Program and how your school can save an average of $12,600 by purchasing your digital resources for your library and classrooms through our online ordering system. This program allows you to purchase from multiple consortium partners at one time and receive a single invoice for payment. Come away from this webinar with tools to help you and all staff members get the most bang for your buck with MISBO!

Meet the Speakers

Jay Danielson Jay Danielson has almost 25 years of purchasing experience, with over 16 of those working specifically with independent schools through MISBO. Jay works with member schools to understand their needs and then sources vendors to secure contracts that will provide savings to enrich the learning environment at each facility. Prior to joining MISBO, he worked in the Global Procurement and Trading division for The Coca-Cola Company at their corporate offices in Atlanta, Georgia.

Susan FlanaganSusan Kimmel supports vendor and school relationships by maintaining information in the MISBO portal and providing strategic reporting and feedback. She facilitates communications with vendors concerning contracts and product offerings, assisting in providing optimal vendor exposure. Susan also supports schools with the Digital Educational Resources online ordering process and with maximizing their MISBO benefits. Susan has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA with an emphasis in MIS.

CPE Information

  • Learning Objective: Attendees will be able to utilize the tools shared to achieve cost and process efficiencies in purchasing.
  • Field of Study: Management Services
  • Instructional Method: Group Internet Based
  • Program level: Basic
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparations: None
  • Recommended CPE Credits 1.0 in Management Services.


All webinars are $50 per session but are FREE to anyone from a MISBO member school. Webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm ET.

CPE Credit

MISBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Additional Information

For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint, refund, and cancellation, call the office at 404-921-3812 or please use the following link: MISBO Webinar Administrative Policies.

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For More Information:

Dianne Sagaas
Dianne Sagaas
Director of Professional Development MISBO (404)921-3812