Sponsorships

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. 

WASBO Conference Sponsorships

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 or Lanyards and name badges sponsorships (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.


Conference Sponsor Costs and Benefits by Level

Platinum Sponsorship

Sponsorship Amount
Members: $3,500
Nonmembers: $4,000

Pre-Conference Assets

  • One Attendee Registration Included
  • Priority Booth Registration (if applicable)
  • Recognition in Email Blasts
  • Logo on WASBO Website
  • Attendee List for One-Time Use

On-Site Assets

Post-Conference Assets

  • Attendee List for One-Time Use
  • Recognition in Next Issue of WASBO Focus
  • Recognition in Email Blasts
  • Right of First Refusal 

Gold Sponsorship

Sponsorship Amount
Members: $2,500
Nonmembers: $3,000

Pre-Conference Assets

  • Priority Booth Registration (if applicable)
  • Recognition in Email Blasts
  • Logo on WASBO Website
  • Attendee List for One-Time Use

On-Site Assets

Post-Conference Assets

  • Attendee List for One-Time Use
  • Recognition in Next Issue of WASBO Focus
  • Recognition in Email Blasts
  • Right of First Refusal 

Silver Sponsorship

Sponsorship Amount
Members: $1,500
Nonmembers: $1,750

Pre-Conference Assets

  • Priority Booth Registration (if applicable)
  • Recognition in Email Blasts
  • Logo on WASBO Website
  • Attendee List for One-Time Use

On-Site Assets

Post-Conference Assets

  • Attendee List for One-Time Use
  • Recognition in Next Issue of WASBO Focus
  • Recognition in Email Blasts
  • Right of First Refusal 

Bronze Sponsorship

Sponsorship Amount
Members: $750
Nonmembers: $1,000

Pre-Conference Assets

  • Priority Booth Registration (if applicable)
  • Recognition in Email Blasts
  • Logo on WASBO Website
  • Attendee List for One-Time Use

On-Site Assets

Post-Conference Assets

  • Attendee List for One-Time Use
  • Recognition in Next Issue of WASBO Focus
  • Recognition in Email Blasts
  • Right of First Refusal 

Friend Sponsorship

Sponsorship Amount
Members: Less than $750
Nonmembers: Less than $800

Pre-Conference Assets

  • Recognition in Email Blasts

On-Site Assets

Post-Conference Assets

  • Recognition in Next Issue of WASBO Focus
  • Recognition in Email Blasts

Explanation of Sponsor Benefits

Sponsor Recognition on WASBO Go

Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors will be recognized on the WASBO GO App, WASBO’s Association App. Download it now for free from your phone’s App Store or Google Playstore. Your products and services will now be even more visible to the people who have the direct responsibility for purchasing goods and services in Wisconsin school districts – School Business Officials! With advertisements and other recognitions that link directly back to your website, connecting with Wisconsin school decision-makers is now as simple as a click! Service Affiliates can either sponsor WASBO’s conferences or purchase ad space to increase their visibility in the app!

All Ads and Logos Submission Due Date

All ads and logos must be submitted to [email protected] two weeks before the first day of the conference the Service Affiliate is sponsoring. See below for more information on the ads and logos.

 

Homepage Dashboard Ads
Platinum Conference Sponsors

Platinum sponsors will have clickable homepage ads that will be one of the first items members see when they log onto the app, which members will need to use to access conference and WASBO resources, as WASBO is no longer printing programs.

Ad Dimensions: 1,000 pixels wide x 500 pixels tall, PNG or JPG
Please note you must submit the ad with the following dimensions along with your company’s website.

 

Event Dashboard Ads
Platinum & Gold Conference Sponsors

Platinum & Gold Sponsors will have rotating ads that will appear at the top of the event dashboards, which every conference attendee will need to utilize to navigate the conference, as WASBO is no longer printing programs.

Ad Dimensions: 1,000 pixels wide x 500 pixels tall, PNG or JPG
Please note you must submit the ad with the following dimensions along with your company’s website.

 

Logo on the Event Splash Page
Platinum & Gold Conference Sponsors

Platinum and Gold Sponsors will have their logos on the Event Splash Pages, which will be seen every time an attendee or potential attendee clicks on the event in the mobile app. We will need a high resolution PNG image of your logo. Please see the example to the left.

Logo Dimensions: High resolution
Please note you must submit the logo along with your company’s website.

 

Homepage & Event Banner Ads
Platinum, Gold, & Silver Sponsors

Platinum, Gold, & Silver Sponsor Banner Ads will rotate throughout the app and in the event. All of these ads will be displayed on the mobile app the week prior to, the week of, and the week following the conference. Attendees can click on the ads and be taken to your website within the app.

Banner Ad Dimensions: Smartphone: 480 pixels wide x 50 pixels tall
Tablet: 800 pixels wide x 66 pixels tall
Please note you must submit ads for both of the following dimensions along with your company’s website.

 

Sponsor Listing with Logos in App
Platinum, Gold, Silver, & Bronze Sponsors

Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze-level sponsors will be listed as sponsors on the dashboard of every WASBO event in the order of their sponsor level. Attendees can click on your logo and be taken to your website within the app. Please submit your company’s logo and website.

Logo Dimensions: High resolution
Please note you must submit the logo along with your company’s website.

 

Priority Listing on Exhibitor List on App
All Sponsors - Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze & Friend

If Sponsors are also exhibiting at applicable conferences, exhibitors will be listed first by sponsor level, then alphabetically. This means that top sponsors will receive top recognition.

Logo Dimensions: High resolution
Please note you must submit the logo along with your company’s website.

 

Exhibiting at Conferences

WASBO hosts exhibit halls at the following conferences: the Midwest Facility Masters Conference, the Facilities Management Conference, the Spring Conference, and the summer Custodial & Maintenance Conferences. At the Midwest Facility Masters Conference, the Facilities Management Conference, and the Spring Conference, all Bronze and above sponsors have the opportunity to register for their booths early as a part of priority exhibitor registration so long as the companies agree to sponsor the conference by a the cutoff date. Please note that all sponsor and exhibitor fees are separate.

 Exhibit Hall Opportunities Sponsor Priority Exhibit Registration Deadline  Registration Open to All 
Midwest Facility Masters Conference 2022 July 6, 2022 July 12, 2022
Facilities Management Conference 2023 November 7, 2022 November 15, 2022
WASBO Spring Conference 2023 January 3, 2023 January 10, 2023

 

 

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. 2022  April 30, 2022
 Feb. 2022
 March 2022
 April 2022  July 31, 2022
 May 2022
 June 2022
 July 2022  Oct. 31, 2022
 Aug. 2022
 Sept. 2022
 Oct. 2022  Jan. 31, 2023
 Nov. 2022
 Dec. 2022

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.

 

Scholarships and Awards Sponsorships

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 WASBO publications
  • 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 conference 
  • Acknowledgement in rotating sponsor box on WASBO's website

Please contact Ryan Silvola at [email protected] or (608) 249-8588 for additional information regarding scholarship and award sponsorship opportunities.