WASBO provides numerous opportunities for sponsorships designed to fit a complete range of budget and visibility requirements. WASBO sponsorships provides numerous benefits to your organization, while helping keep registrations for professional development affordable for Wisconsin school districts, and offering scholarships to outstanding high school seniors.

Please note that our conference sponsorship structure for the 2020-21 fiscal year has changed. Starting on July 1, 2020, we will now be offering conference-wide sponsorships for individual conferences at the same levels/prices as before, instead of sponsoring individual events during a conference, such as meals, breaks and networking receptions. Instead of having a physical program, conference attendees and exhibitors will be using the new WASBO Mobile App called "WASBO GO" that will be available now. This is for the health, safety and comfort of attendees and exhibitors and for the benefit of our sponsors. WASBO will now use digital advertisements to recognize sponsors in the app.

WASBO Events

The Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials hosts at least 20 conferences, seminars and workshops each year. While sponsorship opportunities vary somewhat depending upon the event, WASBO strives to create options for every marketing budget. Typical sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Conference-wide sponsorships 
  • Lanyards and name badges (if applicable)

Sponsorship assets at conferences, seminars and workshops include:

  • Digital advertising and recognition on WASBO GO mobile app
  • Special identification at your exhibit space (Facilities/Transportation, Spring, Custodial, Midwest Facility Masters)
  • Distinction on your name badge
  • Acknowledgement in rotating sponsor box on WASBO's website
  • Listing as sponsor on prominent signage displayed throughout the conference.

Involvement Opportunities for Service Affiliate Members
Want to know more about sponsoring WASBO Conferences, advertising in WASBO's publications and more involvement opportunities? Click here.

 Right of First Refusal
Service Affiliate members who provide sponsorships receive a Right of First Refusal opportunity to sponsor again the following year. In an effort to increase efficiency and improve communication between WASBO and Service Affiliate members, we are modifying the Right of First Refusal process from past years. Right of First Refusal will take place on a quarterly basis per the conference schedule below. This new process allows for advanced planning and budgeting for both WASBO and sponsors, as well as a greater opportunity for new Service Affiliates to sponsor a professional development opportunity.

If you sponsored a conference in:   Your Right of First Refusal Deadline to Sponsor the Following Year is:
 Jan. 2020  April 30, 2020
 Feb. 2020
 March 2020
 April 2020  July 31, 2020
 May 2020
 June 2020
 July 2020  Oct. 31, 2020
 Aug. 2020
 Sept. 2020
 Oct. 2020  Jan. 31, 2021
 Nov. 2020
 Dec. 2020

After the deadline date has passed, all sponsorships will be made available to all Service Affiliates. Available sponsorships can be found on each conference landing page.

 Exhibit Hall Opportunities Sponsor Priority Exhibit Registration Deadline  Registration Open to All 
Midwest Facility Masters Conference 2020 July 6, 2020 July 14, 2020
Facilities Management Conference 2021  Dec. 1, 2020 Dec. 4, 2020
WASBO Spring Conference 2021 Jan. 1, 2021 Jan. 6, 2021

Scholarships and Awards

One of WASBO Foundation's principal priorities is the funding and allocation of scholarships to deserving high school seniors in Wisconsin.  At least two fundraising events are held annually to support these scholarships but additional, critical support comes from Service Affiliate members who provide scholarship sponsorship.  In addition to scholarships, WASBO presents several awards to recognize outstanding District Professionals who have gone above and beyond for their district, community and WASBO. With this recognition comes a financial prize to be used toward professional development. Service Affiliate members play a key role in WASBO Awards by sponsoring the financial component of the recognition.

Scholarships and most WASBO awards are presented at the Annual Spring Conference in May. Business Manager of the Year is presented at the State Education Convention in January.

Assets of scholarship and awards sponsorship include:

  • Digital advertising and recognition on WASBO GO mobile app during Spring Conference
  • Recognition in annual "Award Accolades" & "Scholarship Spotlight" series, including email blasts and mobile alerts
  • Opportunity to present the scholarship or award to the recipient at Spring Conference luncheon (and potentially at the school's scholarship ceremony)
  • Special Identification at exhibit space
  • Distinction on name badge 
  • Recognition at the Spring Conference 
  • Acknowledgement in rotating sponsor box on WASBO's website

Please contact Ryan Silvola at Ryan.Silvola@wasbo.com or (608) 249-8588 for additional information regarding scholarship and award sponsorship opportunities.