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from the Desk of Jay Danielson
Director of the Purchasing Consortium

We are well into the 2017-2018 school year and it remains a busy time here at MISBO.  As we continue to look at ways to promote and market the contracts I wanted to update you on some recent changes.  As we very much value the support each of you brings to both MISBO and our members we wanted to move away from the term “vendor” to something that much more reflects you and your company as a valued partner and a greater resource for our members.  With that we are beginning to use the term “Consortium Partner” to highlight that value.  You will see this in our communications to you and our member schools and we will be updating our website as well.

We have also added a number of new member-only MISBO Network web pages to the website.  These are pages dedicated to the main groups MISBO serves within the schools.  These pages will allow us to more frequently post and update marketing material including videos and flyers as well as any informational items our Consortium Partners provide.

Also, we are currently taking submissions to present a session at our 2019 Fall Conference in Ashville NC.  If you are interested, please see the link below and complete the information.  Keep in mind that sponsorship for this event will be opening soon and with limited space these are sure to fill up fast.

As we continue to look at ways to highlight you, our Consortium Partners, please make sure you provide us information to distribute and we would welcome any suggestions for additional marketing ideas.

Jay Danielson
Director of the Purchasing Consortium

Upcoming SponsorshIp Opportunities

 Please contact Dianne Sagaas, Director, Education at diannesagaas@misbo.com for more information.

 Facilities Conference

 January 27-28, 2019 | Orlando, FL

 Attendee Profile: 

  • Facilities/Operations Directors
  • Facilities Managers
  • Facilities Support Staff
  • Business Officers

 Click here to see Sponsorship Opportunities & Details.

** contact Susan Flanagan for current password

Sponsor this event!

 Auxiliary Programs Conference*

 January 27-29, 2019 | Nashville, TN

 Attendee Profile: 

  • Auxiliary Programs Directors
  • After School Directors
  • Summer Programs Directors
  • Camp Directors

Click here to see Exhibitor Details.

Exhibit At this event!

*In partnership with SAIS

 Finance Institute*

 january 27-29, 2019 | Nashville, tn

 Attendee Profile: 

  • Administrators
  • Heads of School
  • Aspiring Heads of School

Click here to see Exhibitor Details.

Exhibit At this event!

*In partnership with SAIS

2019 MISBO Fall Conference

October 2-4, 2019 | asheville, nc

Attendee Profile: 

  • Business Officers
  • Aspiring Business Officers
  • Business Office Staff
  • HR Directors
  • Heads of School

 Sponsorship Opportunities & Details - COMING SOON!

Interested in presenting a session at the 2019 MISBO Fall Conference in Asheville?

Submit a proposal today!

Proposals are due by January 25, 2019.

New Schools

Feed My Lambs, Marietta, GA

Valwood School, Valdosta, GA

Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek, CA

Monthly Contact Updates

 ** check your email or contact Susan Flanagan for current password

For Digital Educational Resources Vendors (librarian contacts)

          Monthly Updates Spreadsheet - DER (November Updates)

For all Vendors (all contacts)

          Monthly Updates Spreadsheet (November Updates)

I'm a new vendor - now what?

  • Make sure Attachment B from the contract is completed and sent to Jay Danielson at jaydanielson@misbo.com as soon as possible. This information is used to create the vendor page on misbo.com
  • Schedule your MISBO Video Interview with Jay Danielson. If you are a digital resources vendor, please contact Susan Flanagan to schedule your video. This video will be featured on your password protected vendor page and is a simple interview-style introductory video recorded online over Zoom Meetings.
  • Send promotional material to Susan Flanagan. This promotional material will be highlighted on your password protected vendor page and affinity group website.
  • Please check your MISBO website at misbo.com/vendors to make sure the information is accurate and correct.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I submit a proposal for the MISBO Webinar Series?

MISBO is accepting presentation proposals for future series. Please contact Dianne Sagaas for dates and additional information. If you have questions regarding our webinar series, contact Dianne at diannesagaas@misbo.com or at 404-921-3812.

Can I host my own sales webinar?

In place of vendor-hosted webinars, MISBO has launched a new vendor-focused program called Meet & Greet. These MISBO-hosted online Zoom meetings target schools that meet specific profiles for your product or service. Please contact Jay or Susan to learn more and schedule yours!

Why aren't email addresses on the monthly contact spreadsheet?

At MISBO we have over 120 vendors and almost 3,000 school contacts. And, while we love our vendors, it would not be beneficial to our members or YOU if our school contacts received mass emails from all of our vendors. If you have specific targeted marketing for a group of schools, please contact Jay or Susan and we can help you figure out the best way to reach them.

Where can I find the MISBO Vendor Logo to co-brand my promotional material?

Click here to view and download: MISBO Vendor Logo  

 ** contact Susan Flanagan for current password

Important news from MISBO!

Digital Educational Resources News

The MISBO Digital Educational Resources Portal closed for orders on October 1, 2018, however, for new schools and late orders, we can still processes them through MISBO!  Please contact Susan Flanagan to coordinate orders for any MISBO schools!  Thank you all for making this one of the best years for the MISBO DER program!

We will be gearing up for 2019 pricing, trial sites and dedicating promotions beginning in January 2019!  Check back often for important dates and information.

Please contact Susan Flanagan with any questions.

Volume Vendor News

Volume Reporting:  Thank you for reporting your volume numbers for Q1 in a timely manner.  If you have not reported yet, please so so as soon as possible.  If you have trouble or would like MISBO to enter your volume numbers, please contact Cheryl Goode and she will be happy to assist you.


Please send any promotional and marketing information for distribution to our schools to Susan Flanagan.  

Promotional materials can include, but are not limited to:  videos, white papers, special/promotional flyers, new product/service offerings.  Please see below for additional marketing specifications.

MISBO Marketing Specifications

Holiday hours:

The MISBO Office will be closed for the Christmas and New Year Holidays Friday, December 21, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019, reopening on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Who To Contact

Jay Danielson
Jay Danielson
Director of the Purchasing Consortium MISBO (404)921-3813
Director of the Purchasing Consortium
Susan Flanagan
Susan Flanagan
Consortium and Member Engagement Manager MISBO (404)920-8844
Consortium & Member Engagement Manager
Cheryl Goode
Cheryl Goode
IT/Database Manager MISBO (404)921-3814
IT/Database Manager
Jean Horn
Jean Horn
Accounting Manager MISBO (404)921-3815
Accounting Manager