Fun with Purchasing: March 2023 Updates

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By Nathan Williamson, FACTS Management

For someone who gets lost easily on road trips and relies on a GPS to get wherever I’m going, I know the value of a good navigational tool. Unfortunately, when it comes to understanding financing education, especially federal grants like Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), it can feel like there is no true north. Where do you go to find information? Whom do you ask? What happens if the answers seem to constantly change?

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MISBO Partners Highlights

Batteries Plus is happy to share new discounted pricing on key Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries. Pricing on many of these items will be even lower than your usual association special pricing! SLA batteries are a crucial power source for backup power, emergency lighting, fire/security panels, carts, and more. This special pricing is already in place and ready for your order.

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First American Equipment Finance and its parent, City National Bank, are pleased to extend a Group Rebate Program to MISBO. This program will allow each enrolled member to benefit from higher rebates based on the enrolled Group’s collective annual spend. Enrolled members also benefit from waived minimum spend requirements.

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EANS stands for Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools, a federal relief program approved by the Department of Education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides emergency financial assistance to eligible non-public schools across the country.

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Read FACTS latest blog:

Top Tips for Accessing and Navigating Federal Grants

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Revolution Office has developed a disruptive business model that guarantees 30-50% cost savings, even if you are in the middle of a lease. They offer equipment from all the major brands including Ricoh, Canon, Xerox, Konica Minolta, and Sharp. 

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7 Factors Causing Burnout in Education Finance Departments

Education institutions are forced to do more with less, putting extra stress on employees. Without realizing it, schools often have processes that create even more work, particularly in the business office.

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Problems are sure to arise when we’re dealing with other people. But there are times when we can prevent challenging situations from turning into hurtful or serious struggles. Click "learn more', below, for tips to help you manage those tough challenges and keep your cool.

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Equipping Athletic Programs for Success. 

SportBiz is an e-commerce website that helps you find the athletic equipment you need quickly, easily, and affordably.

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March is a month full of sales at OverDrive! Join us on 3.21.23 at 1 pm ET for a 30-minute webinar

  • Learn about the four sales happening this month- including Scholastic, RBmedia (audiobooks), and more!
  • Your support team will be on hand to answer questions live.

**Reminder: OverDrive is not offered in the MISBO DER Ordering Portal. Please contact Jody Brookshire at for more information.

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New Partners

Joffe's purpose and primary focus is to make schools safe and secure. Joffe provides security, safety, and medical support services to empower schools to confidently prevent and manage emergencies and safeguard lives.

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Loop works with independent schools to deliver easy-to-use technology that increases their productivity while decreasing their workload. Schools typically turn to Loop if they are committed to obtaining regular and personalized feedback from stakeholders and optimizing their decision-making process to be more data-driven.

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UserWay’s AI-Powered Accessibility Solution is a low-cost, high-caliber tool for companies to make their websites accessible. Ensure customers with disabilities are not leaking from your market share and secure a legal defense against litigation and complaints.

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Susan Kimmel

Director of the Purchasing Consortium   |   404.920.8844     

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Amelia Daul

Consortium Administrative Assistant   |   404.921.3813