Meeting the Challenges of Diverse Organizations
Our custom financial literacy solutions are trusted by a wide variety of leading organizations, ranging from the Association of American Medical Colleges to PNC Bank. Other clients are found in the advocacy, lending, financial counseling, and higher education industries.
Let's take a closer look at the programs developed in partnership with two clients:
- The College Foundation of North Carolina
ALL Management Corporation
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The College Foundation of North Carolina
The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), a free service of the State of North Carolina, helps students plan, apply and pay for college. Since 2008, Decision Partners has provided a number of online financial education courses that are integrated into the CFNC.org website. Each course is tailored to the financial needs of particular audiences, including both high school and college students. In 2011, we launched Advanced Money Management, a program designed for the needs of community college students, with the backing of the State Treasurer and Community College System.
In all, six Decision Partners courses are seamlessly integrated into the CFNC.org user experience. CFNC chose to make courses available only to registered CFNC.org users, so students must log in to their CFNC account before accessing their financial education account. Students have access to a fully-integrated "My Money" page, from which they can revisit their courses, track their spending, and explore an extensive library of interactive exercises and financial education content.
While the core financial literacy curriculum developed by Decision Partners remained unchanged, CFNC chose to integrate additional content and tailor the course experience to the resources available to students in North Carolina. For example, community college students at select institutions are offered personalized financial counseling through partnerships with local organizations. Decision Partners customizes the list of counseling organizations based on the location of each student.
After production was complete, CFNC worked with Decision Partners to create several best-in-class financial literacy courses that felt like "CFNC" courses to staff and to users. And rather than spending months and hundreds of thousands of dollars developing a quality multimedia project from scratch, they were live in less than 90 days and for a fraction of the cost of developing and hosting an in-house project.
ALL Management Corporation
ALL Management Corporation is a California nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals achieve higher levels of education and economic self-sufficiency through higher education. Serving nearly one-half million students and hundreds of institutions, ALL Management Corporation offers both financial services and education development programs across California.
With a focus on assisting adults who have started but have not completed a degree program, they launched the Educated Rooster website. Serving as the gateway for a variety of college access and completion resources, financial education was an obvious requirement. Decision Partners worked with ALL Management Corporation to design a custom financial education solution that would meet the needs of an adult population. Based on our Financial Literacy 101 service, personalized financial education courses and other resources are now available to site users through single sign-on integration - offering a seamless experience for users with no IT or other resources required from ALL Management Corporation staff.
Our custom solution also brings our complete suite of reporting and student management resources. Both Educated Rooster administrators and the staff of participating colleges can easily generate aggregate reports on users' financial knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and satisfaction with their online learning experience - in addition to student-specific tracking when student participation is required by their school.
ALL Management Corporation chose to leverage the existing content of Financial Literacy 101, relying on Decision Partners to customize the look and feel of the service and to provide a system for single sign-on integration. As a result, the financial education system was ready for launch in a matter of weeks.