Money Smart - A Financial Education Program
Money Smart Alliance: Delivering Money Smart for Small Business (MSSB)
Is Your Organization Ready to Offer Training? A Self-Assessment
The following questions can help you gauge your organization's readiness to offer Money Smart for Small Business as a member of the Money Smart Alliance. These questions can also help you think about the steps you'll need to take to set up a training program in your community.
- Does your organization have experience providing training to small businesses (including technical assistance, mentoring, coaching, etc.)?
- Does your organization work with small businesses to help them raise debt or equity?
- Does your organization provide finance directly or in partnership with others?
- Are your organization's marketing efforts able to reach into the small business community?
- Are you able to reach unbanked/underbanked populations?
- Do you have partners to help you in these efforts?
- Do you have your target market for the training in mind?
- Does your organization have subject-matter experts in-house? If not, do you have access to experts to deliver the course?
- Is your organization or your partners able to provide follow-up support after the completion of the class?
If you've answered "Yes" to the majority of these questions, then you're in good shape to deliver quality trainings!
FDIC is looking forward to hearing from organizations interested in providing Money Smart for Small Business in their communities. Feel free to reach out to FDIC Regional Office staff; you will find contact information on the web at http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/community/offices.html. You can also email FDIC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When sending us a message, don't forget to share your organization's contact information, including a specific Point of Contact within your organization.
We are eager to learn about your organization and the work you do in the community.
Interested in Joining the Money Smart Alliance?
The FDIC welcomes these types of organizations to join the Money Smart Alliance:
- Federally insured financial institutions,
- Non-profit organizations that have been recognized as tax-exempt by IRS,
- Federal agencies,
- K-12 schools or school districts,
- Colleges or universities, and
- Other state or local government agencies (including governmental entities)
Individuals and other types of organizations are not eligible to join the Money Smart Alliance at this time.
If you would like to join, please complete the FDIC Money Smart Alliance form.