Generally, the responsibility for recruiting partners to register rests with the district Partners In Education office. However, there may be instances where your school works directly with a local business or organization the Partners In Education office is not aware of, and you may want/need to get them registered.

 

First, businesses or organizations who are not on the Partners In Education office list may be required to go through an initial application for evaluation at the district-level.

 

In most cases, existing partners can bypass the application process and complete the registration and setup of their account independently of the Partners In Education office. If you district allows this workaround then they will provide you with a URL for your partner(s) to register their business or organization.

 

This URL will take them through the process of setting up an account, with a Username and Password, and creating a profile that includes contact information, a company logo and organizational bio.

 

Your partners should make sure to select your school during registration. This will allow you to send them notifications directly when you add a request for your school, without having to go to the EZPartner site.

 

NOTE: Your partner can add your school to their profile after registering in EZPartner. They do this by signing in to their account and going to Partner > Settings. However, you CANNOT assign your school to the partner from your account.

 

After registering your partner will receive an activation email. They MUST click the Activation link in that message or they will not have access in their account to manage their partner profile or create offers.

What if I cannot get my partner to register?

If you have the URL to register partners you can go through the process on their behalf. Keep in mind that the activation email will be sent to the email address you input during registration. Their account will only be active if the Activation link is clicked.

If a partner creates an offer you are likely to learn about it in one of two ways.

 

Either, visit the EZPartner website and go to the Active Offers page, where you can search and filter offers by Partner, Resource Category and Expiration Date, or if you have partners working with your school they can choose to notify you when creating a new offer. Offers they notify you about directly they should consider keeping PRIVATE so other schools do not contact them.

 

When a partner adds an offer to the EZPartner database, it operates very much like a request – in reverse. The partner will setup the offer by giving it a Name, Resource Category, Description and Expiration Date. Unless they make the offer PRIVATE it will be displayed on the Active Offers list until the Expiration Date. The partner will select the school(s) they are working with and match them to the offer, after which the partner (or school contact) can record outcomes for the offer.