Despite the fact that there are tens of thousands of business/education partnerships in this country, and that the business community contributes more than $2.5 billion to K-12 education each year, people interested in building effective partnerships have nowhere to turn when looking for successful campaign models or best practices. The Business/Education Partnership Forum, a pro bono effort, is an initial attempt to fill that void; however, given its limited resources, the Forum can currently serve only as a clearinghouse of information. What’s needed is original research and reporting – and it will take financial support to make that possible.
If you agree on the need for a new resource offering case histories, best practices, interviews with thought leaders, and other information of interest to school and business partnership professionals, and if you’re in a position to support our efforts and reap the rewards that come with that support (or know someone who is), please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org; I’d welcome the opportunity to tell you more and see whether we can work together to make this resource into a reality. I have the experience and the relationships needed to make this happen; the only piece missing is initial support for the launch phase.
And if you’re not in a position to support our launch, keep an eye out: this newsletter will be launched prior to the end of 2007 one way or another, and I fully expect that it will make a significant contribution to the field.
Happy New Year to you all!