We are extremely appreciative that vendors are interested in working and collaborating with us. As VINE forms relationships and partnerships with vendors, it intends to do so only with vendors that meet VINE's standards of honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility and ethics in their business practices.
What is the value of supporting VINE?
VINE is a volunteer led group of ICT professionals working primarily in K-12 schools. A great deal of our work is focused on developing and promoting constructive dialogue between schools and vendors, acknowledging that it is the products supplied to schools which help us work both more efficiently and effectively. Supporting VINE directly through sponsorship provides funds to allow this work to continue but is also a fantastic way of understanding the ICT challenges schools face that your company may be able to assist with.
More details are outlined in our sponsorship document. Please contact us to obtain a copy.
How are sponsorship funds used?
Sponsorship funds, member subscriptions and any other revenue VINE generates is directed to the sustainability and development of the network. More specifically, this entails covering venue and catering costs for meetings, administration costs associated with the running of the network and development of resource material that member schools can take advantage of. An example of the kind of resources VINE has commissioned and made available to members includes the development of policy templates, creation of incident response playbooks and community awareness videos.
How to become a VINE sponsor
To become a VINE sponsor, organisations must complete the 2023-2024 VINE Sponsorship Expression of Interest form. Top tier annual packages: VINE Platinum, VINE Gold and VINE Partner are highly sought after. Applicants for these annual sponsorship packages are likely to be interviewed by members of the VINE committee to explore alignment of VINE and the potential sponsor and any potential value adds (other than sponsorship fee) the sponsor may be able to provide members or the organisation (e.g. training for members, venue access for meetings, etc.) which help support the network or technology use in education as a whole.
The next sponsorship period commences 1 July 2023 and concludes 30 June 2024.
For more information and to obtain a copy of the current sponsorship document, please contact us.