Connecting with individuals and their families.

The key to the success of our work is the combination of powerful expert online technology with outreach at local sites sponsored by community-based organizations that are recruited and trained by state and regional Affiliates. These are respected nonprofit organizations, and increasingly college campuses, that manage grassroots and targeted efforts in their states to connect eligible households with work supports and financial wellness services.

These organizations use the service to provide families with bundled access to work and income supports at convenient neighborhood locations. This unique combination of grassroots outreach and technology, organized by a central nonprofit intermediary, helps to move families out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.

SfP supports a community outreach model that allows partner organizations to build their own infrastructure. By supporting services in communities, SfP establishes a level of credibility that is not reached by current or potential competitors. This also leads to the establishment of statewide outreach networks as a core element of its services.

Structure

Affiliates recruit community-based organizations (CBOs) to sponsor SfP products, train CBO volunteers and staff to serve as benefit or financial wellness counselors/ coaches, publicize access to work supports, secure and manage multiple funding streams, collaborate with governments and other stakeholders, measure and report results, and assist in identifying entrepreneurial opportunities to expand SfP product services into new communities of need.

Characteristics

Affiliates are nonprofit organizations that must be able to:

  • Collaborate well with a range of nonprofits and government agencies
  • Build and maintain an effective network within their assigned state or region by recruiting sites, training counselors/ coaches, and publicizing the availability of access to supports and services through TBB and MyBC™.
  • Secure and manage multiple funding streams
  • Employ  tools for measurement and reporting of results in the varying ways required by funders, community groups and government entities
  • Act in an entrepreneurial manner in responding to the wide variety of opportunities to expand the breadth and depth of the service in their area.

Partners and Affiliates

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