Our growth in the past 12 years has allowed us to forge powerful relationships that build on our expertise and allow us to better serve our clients. These relationships allow us to better fulfill our mission by providing training and knowledge, reinforce our commitment to education, anticipate client needs and create a network of leadership in service and compliance across the country. Below is a sample of organizations with which we are partnered.
The E-rate Management Professionals Association, Inc. provides professional resources, ethical guidance, and certification for E-rate management and consulting organizations. Funds For Learning’s CEO, John D. Harrington, was a founding member of E-mpa and served as E-mpa president from 2008 through 2012. The Funds For Learning staff adhere to E-mpa’s professional practices and high standards.
Funds For Leaning has been a member of CoSN for several years and has provided leadership and E-rate training to its membership. CoSN is the country’s premier voice in education technology leadership with a mission to serve as the national organization for K-12 technology leaders who use technology strategically to ultimately improve teaching and learning. CoSN provides products and services to support and nurture leadership development, advocacy, coalition building, and awareness of emerging technologies. Funds For Learning is proud to be a CoSN Friend of Advocacy to support CoSN’s efforts to represent CoSN’s interests in Washington, D.C.
The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) serves as a catalyst for change by creating policy briefings and issue forums, reporting on field developments, recognizing leadership and success, and providing networking opportunities between education, technology and policy leaders. Funds for Learning is pleased to support the NCTET’s goals and initiatives and was honored to be a part of the 2013 Bytes & Books Inaugural Ball.
In 1982, MiCTA was founded to network telecommunications directors at Michigan’s
public universities. MiCTA now serves members nationwide through coordinated purchasing, monitoring and
reporting legislation, conducting research, offering professional development, awarding grants, and
Funds For Learning’s services are available for purchase via MiCTA’s cooperative purchasing agreement.
The Software & Information Industry Association promotes and protects the software and digital content industry and seeks to inform and act as an advocate on behalf of its members. Funds For Learning worked with SIIA to produce the SIIA Guide to the E-rate, a publication which provides software and technology companies a better understanding of how schools and libraries may leverage the E-rate program.
Funds For Learning has been a member of Great Expectations for many years, and our CEO John D. Harrington serves on the board as Vice Chairman. Great Expectations is a non-profit organization which began in 1991 to develop a teacher training model that would "motivate, inspire, and challenge individuals to achieve excellence in learning and living." Great Expectations has created tenets and classroom practices to foster their mission and regularly holds meetings and training events to support, guide and encourage education professionals.
SETDA is a non-profit national organization that represents and advocates educational technology by empowering educators and leaders on national and state levels. SETDA offers policy and leadership forums, collaboration, webinars, and media outreach. The organization strives to improve and inspire the effective use of technology in education. SETDA strategically sets high standards and goals with a focus on service, action, and the future, and has served the interests of state and territorial educational technology leaders since 2001.
EdLiNC began in 1995 as an organization representing schools and libraries through the FCC’s interpretation and enactment of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. EdLiNC works to expand the use of educational technologies through ensuring that qualifying entities receive the affordable rates guaranteed to them through the Universal Service Provisions of the Telecommunications Act. EdLiNC also advocates the E-rate program, seeks to improve it, and provides information and resources to the communities and populations it serves.