A Financial Opportunity Center, in its inherent design, requires an agency or organization to provide interconnected programming to clients, which often requires a complex process and organizational structure. These materials and resources can help create and maintain operations in a way that will help clients succeed in the program and are efficient and effective for the provider.
This PowerPoint deck from a workshop by LISC and United Way covers is designed to enhance partner knowledge of marketing and outreach techniques and to develop strategies and actionable plans related to FOCs. The presentation is in seven chapters, covering brochures, posters, a communications plan and more. Google doc
This guide pulls from nearly a decade of experience working with FOCs across the country in order to present a framework for organizations considering adopting the intergrated services delivery (IDS) model. PDF
An independent study by the Economic Mobility Corporation found that Financial Opportunity Center clients, who access a range of services, have more success meeting their financial goals than people in programs offering employment assistance alone. Their gains include landing and keeping a job, growing credit and increasing annual earnings. Link
These materials help an agency with the paperwork necessary for back office administration of staff.