Hear from your peers and experts how to optimize your school district's financial health through alternative funding resources. Learn how strong partnerships among the leadership team can lead to success in your district. This workshop is designed for board members and district administrators and directors.


8:30 a.m.
9 a.m.
All about grants
Discover how to locate grant opportunities and assess whether they are worth pursuing; make your district’s application stand out from the crowd; and manage grants to get the most benefit for your district and students.
10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Partnering with education support groups
Learn the legal basics and suggested best practices for partnering with your district’s education foundation, booster groups and other education support groups to augment, supplement or enhance your district’s financial resources.
12:15 p.m.
Lunch (provided)
1 p.m.
Partnerships for communitywide progress
Explore some of the ways districts have joined forces with established community groups to extend and create opportunities for students and staff without constraining budgets.
2:30 p.m.
All about crowdfunding
Get an in-depth look at crowdfunding best practices, practical tips and OSBA’s model crowdfunding policy. Review the DonorsChoose.org platform as a district-focused option that has helped the nation’s public schools secure millions of dollars in resources.
3:15 p.m.
Q&A and adjourn