Until recently, if you wanted to make a real impact on the financial capabilities of your community’s citizens, you’ve faced significant barriers. Materials had to be created and tested, personnel needed to be located or trained, outreach and business models had to be constructed. Even when all the steps are completed successfully, many programs have problems with scaling, due to a high cost per impact and insufficient data documentation.
There are proven steps to building a financial education program that delivers measurable results and that can scale to help more people. This process starts by building a solid foundation based on researched-based education principles and a clear plan, followed by creating a positive user experience and proving your program’s impact. When these steps are followed properly, opportunities open to fund, grow, and expand your programming.
There is a big need for financial education programs in communities across the country. This model was designed to help those who are championing initiatives to get better results and scale their programming so more people can receive vital personal financial information.
Receive the training, resources, and expertise that help you build a maximum-impact financial literacy program that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of the people you teach.
The NFEC makes it possible for you to make a measurable difference in the lives of your community’s citizens and build a professional-level financial education program that aligns with best practices for teaching and promoting positive financial behaviors.
We reduce the cost, time, and personnel required to build an effective, scalable financial education program. Due to recent process and technological advancements developed by the NFEC, you can access turnkey financial education package that highlights your professionalism and stands out above the average financial literacy programs.
Step 4: User Experience Considerations
From start to finish, the impressions a financial education program makes influence how your program is received and its overall results. From initial communication through continuing contact through ongoing education – high-quality resources at each touchpoint gives your program a well-polished feel.
A smooth pre-programming experience ensures that learners gain confidence in your abilities from the moment of your first impression, and can help build interest. Post-programming is an excellent opportunity to extend program impact. Adding touchpoints through multimethod ongoing training can help increase retention rates, inspire participant action, and improve overall results from the programming.
We provide comprehensive resources that can be deployed at various stages of the program. What impression do you want to make? Here’s the impression our partners make when they lead financial literacy programs:
Step 5: Measurement & Reporting
Proving your program’s impact should be the primary goal for anyone in the financial education industry. Demonstrating results highlights your competencies as a top-quality provider of financial education programming and opens up future opportunities.
Most financial education programs fail to gather data and prove their program’s impact. By knowing what information to gather, how to collect data, and how to put together a case study report – your program will stand out from the ordinary.
Highlight your abilities as a qualified financial educator with the measurements, data gathering systems, and report templates provided by the NFEC. These resources help you clearly demonstrate your program results with reports that showcase your initiative’s success and your expertise. Resources include:
No matter the size or scope, the NFEC supports your efforts with scalable financial education programming. From single workshops to large ongoing initiatives – we provide support to any origination that desires high-quality financial education programming.
We help individuals and organizations reduce the cost and time needed to develop programming while providing the tools and training that increase program impact. Our resources and programming processes have been used by tens of thousands of organizations including:
About the NFEC
The NFEC is an IRS-recognized Benefits Corporation that has supported the development of 2,500+ programs over the last decade, built over 80 financial literacy assets, and led the development of national financial education standards; and our materials have served more than an estimated 1 million people across 50 countries, making us a recognized thought leader in the space.
Recent process and technological advancements developed by the NFEC provide individuals and organizations with financial literacy programming that aligns with best practices for teaching and promoting long-term behavior change. We empower organizations and individuals with the systems, resources, and expertise that optimize financial education programming.
The NFEC helps organizations reach more people with financial education programming and deliver better results. How? By reducing the cost, time, and personnel required to build an effective, scalable financial education program.
By now you understand it takes more than just someone reading curriculum to lead financial literacy programs. We empower you with the systems, resources, and expertise that optimize financial education program development and reduce barriers to entry – lowering the cost per impact and increasing the ability for programs to scale.