Recruit local businesses and non-profits to apply and register online. With the application process you can qualify the organization and its appropriateness to be a partner. When registering, partners can include links to their website, company logo and organization bio as part of their profile. After the registration process the partner contact activates their account so the profile appears in the partner directory.
Create a partner directory of all registered business and organization partners working with your district. Browse through the directory by company name, schools they partner with, district programs they participate in, and industries in which they work.
Configure, brand and style the website that will be your EZPartner platform. Setup Resource Categories and Programs and assign coordinators who receive notifications when new offers, requests or partners are added to the database. Add all your schools and career centers, along with staff who will be the contact point for working with partners.
Add School Staff to your EZPartner system so they can create requests from their campus and serve as the Primary Contact for partners. Staff can Notify school partners about upcoming events; Match partners to the request they are helping to fulfill and Record Outcomes of the work and resources provided to their school from the partner community.
Create Resource Categories to establish a common terminology for the offers and requests in your EZPartner system. As partner post offers or schools post requests they assign a category to their post to make it easier to browse and connect. Assign Category Coordinators who can keep an eye on all the new offer or request posts to facilitate connections.
Partners can post offers of any resource they have available to provide schools. Offers can range from school supplies to internships to classroom mentoring. As they post their offers they can either make them public and searchable by all schools, or private and exclusive to the school(s) with whom they partner. directly.
School Staff can post requests for assistance from the registered Partner Community and link from their website to the unique page with their requests. Requests can be private and available to the schools exclusive partners or public for all partners to see.
As Offers and Requests are matched to schools and partners, EZPartner allows the active parties to record the outcomes of their work together. Whether logging volunteer hours, donations, student activities or staff development all these outcomes can be recorded for reporting and planning purposes.
Use EZPartner to notify your partners or staff about upcoming events or periodically share the requests or offers being posted. Program and Category Coordinators receive notification of new posts and partners and staff can subscribe to categories to receive notification when something new is posted.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does EZPartner Cost?
EZPartner is priced based on the number of registered partners in your database. Prices start at $10 per partner for up to 250 partners.
Can I Use EZCommunicator And EZVolunteer?
Definitely. EZCommunicator is included with all EZPartner service plans so you can send notifications to your partners and Staff. EZVolunteer is optional, if you want to background check and track individual volunteer hours.
What Is Included With EZPartner?
The basic cost includes setup of your site; all system and software updates during the service period and a train-the-trainer online session with you and your team.
How Many District Administrators Accounts Do We Get?
With EZPartner you have an unlimited number of district administrators and campus coordinators.
Can We Include Organizations Besides Businesses?
EZPartner accommodates any kind of partner, from businesses, to non-profits, to colleges to faith-based organizations. If the organization wants to work with your schools (or they already do) you should get them to register in EZPartner.
Do We Install the Software on Our Computers?
EZPartner and all our Community Portal software is web-based and hosted on our secure and reliable AWS servers. No software to install and no systems to maintain. It’s all included.