Partnerships Guidelines

Broward College supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve our goals and objectives and touch a diverse population, in particular, those that support college & career readiness, economic development, our Broward Up! communities and/or employee engagement.

Due to the number of requests Broward College receives, these guidelines are meant to assist organizations in understanding the College’s priorities. The proposed project, program and/or event must focus on one of the four Priorities listed below.

Broward College receives many more requests that it can support. When a request is denied, it does not imply that the applicant’s program is not vital. It may mean that the request does not fall within our guidelines or that all sponsorship funds for the year have been allocated.

Priorities

For our communities, having a college-educated and career ready workforce offers great opportunities to our county. To compete in 21st century work environment, career literacy is vital for the next generation of college students and career-minded individuals, for they face a more demanding, more competitive and more knowledge-intensive world than ever before.

  • Opportunities that help students move from middle to high school and/or high school to post-secondary.
  • Support organizations that increase the number of low-income, diverse, military and internationally qualified students who enroll in and complete postsecondary education.
  • Programs that connect with students to provide soft and/or hard skill training.
  • Working with our local public/private school system so that students may better understand their career paths and opportunities.

At a time when job creation is critical to communities, Broward College works with community organizations, governments, and businesses of all sizes to prepare workers for the employment opportunities available in today's economy.

  • Local organizations that drive economic development and support initiatives that help youth and adults acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to obtain jobs.
  • Opportunities where our faculty and staff serve as panel experts to community organizations on topics of education, workforce and economic development.
  • Partnerships with associations that benefit our students and/or support events where Broward College can promote its products/services to benefit an industry and/or give our students various opportunities.
  • Work with our Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors to better address the needs of our community as it aligns with our priorities.
  • Nonprofits and/or programs that focus on growing entrepreneurs in Broward County

Communities with Unlimited Potential, Broward UP ™. The Broward UP ™ goals are to increase the college-going rate and education attainment level and to improve social-economic mobility so that all Broward County residents find their Unlimited Potential!

  • Increase the College-going rate of the population within the Impact Zone by increasing the presence of Broward College in the designated zone/community
  • Increase the educational attainment levels in the Impact Zone by increasing scholarship and grants for college

Please review the Broward UP ™ commission structure to learn about the various ways to partner.

Broward College actively promotes volunteerism and service within the organization, which organizes skills-based and non-skills-based volunteer opportunities.

  • Capitalizing on our faculty/staff’s personal talents or core business skills, experience or education to assist community organizations that meet our funding priorities.
  • Done-in-a-day projects
  • Increase faculty/staff presence at events and programs that affect our urban core
  • Tracking the economic impact our faculty/staff have on the community
  • Increasing the leadership development of our faculty/staff

Guidelines
Broward College has developed a strategic sponsorship plan that welcomes the proposals from 501(c)(3) and/or 501(c)(6) organizations whose programming matches at least one or more of the priorities. In order to ensure that we have the proper information to evaluate and process your request, please follow these guidelines.

Sponsorship Application Info
Sponsorship Application: The application will be available beginning April 29, 2020, and will due by 12:00 p.m. on May 27, 2020.

Please find a pre-recorded online information session and agenda by April 29 to discuss the process and attempt to answer any questions you may have.

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