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- What is Educational Funding Partners (EFP)?
Education Funding Partners is a trusted broker that enables valuable corporate sponsorships (via naming rights and advertising) across U.S. public school districts.
- Can Districts reject Sponsors?
Yes. The district can approve or reject Sponsors upfront, though not after contract execution. EFP provides a pre-approved list of major prospective brands to the district in the contract process to avoid rejections downstream.
- What do Sponsors gain by partnering with Education Funding Partners?
EFP brings exclusive inventories of on-campus properties pre-approved for naming or advertising, an established relationship with school districts, and expertise in marketing in a school environment. This presence allows sponsors to create a new channel at low cost with high-branding value (K-12 students and parents) using a trusted third party.
- Will Sponsors know how Sponsorship monies are spent by Districts?
EFP's goal is to create significant unrestricted cash flow so school districts can maintain teacher and staff positions, and district-wide support. We do ask districts to provide sponsors with a formal annual report on how funds were spent.
- Are Sponsorships for one year or multiple years?
During the contracting process, EFP and the sponsor will agree on a sponsorship package with annual goals for a multi-year (3-10 years) relationship. Sponsor monies are due at the beginning of each annual cycle.
- Does the EFP Program cost the Sponsor any money upfront?
Yes. When the sponsorship agreement is signed, the first year's sponsorship payment will be due within 30 days. These monies are used by EFP and the school district to pay for all direct costs for creating and placing signage. The sponsor pays the direct cost for creating billboard advertisements.
- Does Education Funding Partners monitor the quality of Sponsor branding placements?
Yes. In the contract process, EFP and the Sponsor will agree on brand placement standards. EFP will provide regular reporting on the integrity of the placements and allow Sponsors to independently audit the placements.
- Can Sponsors provide in-kind donations?
Yes. EFP will work with sponsors to enable such opportunities.
- Do Sponsors have exclusive rights in Districts?
EFP allows only one major brand per category at each Sponsorship level. We allow multiple non-competing brands in venue-specific Sponsorships.
- Can Sponsors do more in the schools beyond naming rights and billboard advertising?
Yes. Education Funding Partners will work with Sponsors to determine their interest in merchandising and other marketing opportunities and then work with the school districts to determine feasibility and implementation plans.