Find Out What’s Missing from Your Community Outreach

Enhance Your Impact Through Creative Teaching Methods

2017

Community education programs are a mainstay for financial organizations. Delivering K-12 outreach that makes a real impact can form lasting connections and improve the wealth and prosperity of your community and your organization. However, an effective strategy takes more than providing a few money-saving tips to your customers. Inspiring students to prepare for their financial future can spread that positive message to families as well. When students get excited about...

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Workforce Development: Are you doing it right?

Recruit Skilled Workers Through Standards-Aligned School Programs

2017

There is a genuine and justifiable fear that in the not-so-distant future, major industries will be struggling to find skilled workers. Think about your financial organization and what it takes to make it function properly. Are there enough potential employees continually interested in being a part of your team? And if so, do they have the educational background to make the cut? Finding potential employees at job fairs, local colleges...

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Are your financial literacy programs getting you bang for your buck?

Discover Specific Ways to Make Your Customer Outreach Successful

2017

There are many ways that your financial organization can educate those in your community about smart money management, from volunteers in schools to educational print materials and online resources. With many of these methods however, it’s easy to track the cost of implementation but hard to track the return on investment. How can you be sure that your outreach is making an impact in a cost-effective manner? One of the...

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Get Creative with Financial Literacy Education

Enhance Your Community Outreach with Innovative Teaching Methods

2017

Educating your customers about the basics of financial literacy is more important than ever before. Credit options abound, online shopping is the new norm and financial markets continue to deal with general instability. Encouraging your customers to prepare for their financial future can increase wealth and prosperity for both your organization and your community. Featuring money management tips on your website and distributing brochures is helpful, but those methods are...

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IMB BANK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION HELPS 4500 LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GET MAD ABOUT MONEY!

High school students across the Illawarra, the Sutherland Shire and Sydney’s South West will learn skills crucial to upskill their financial literacy as they participate in a live-sketch comedy program, Mad About Money.

2017

The IMB Bank Community Foundation has once again partnered with The National Theatre for Children (NTC) and during the 2017 school year will have delivered the financial literacy program to 20 high schools and over 4,500 students, at no cost to the students. The program provides educational and entertaining messages to young people who are emerging as consumers. The latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report on financial literacy,...

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Is your organization getting the most out of its financial literacy program?

Learn How Social Norming Can Supercharge Your Community Outreach

2017

From Tulip Mania in the Netherlands in the 1630s to fidget spinners in 21st-century USA, fads and economic bubbles throughout history have demonstrated the financial power of social norming. The science of social norming states that our behavior is influenced by misperceptions of how our peers think and act – so if we believe that everyone we know is buying fidget spinners, we will too. Thankfully, social norming through group...

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Discover What the Financial Industry Has Learned About K-12 Education

Watch Our NTC ED Talk About the 2017 American Banker Survey

2017

When done well, bank-sponsored financial literacy programs fulfill a vital public mission and help refine the industry’s public reputation in the eyes of its stakeholders. Even so, financial institutions sometimes question the efficacy of such programs and can fail to optimize the funds they receive for the purpose of community engagement. To better understand the challenges of financial literacy education, NTC commissioned SourceMedia (publisher of American Banker) to survey 235...

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Find Out How the Creative Arts Can Boost Your Community Outreach

Watch the mummy get schooled

2017

As of 2017, only 17 states require high schoolers to take a class in personal finance, while 20 states require at least one high school economics class. It often falls to outside organizations to invest in K-12 financial literacy education, which can improve the national economy over the long-term and work wonders for your company’s brand reputation. But some students show little interest in learning about personal finance at a...

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We Asked the Experts

2017 National Survey of Financial Institutions

2017

In a 2017 national survey of banking industry executives by SourceMedia (publisher of American Banker) NTC explored how financial institutions use financial literacy education for K-12 students to differentiate themselves from competitors. Interestingly, 83% of those surveyed believe that K-12 programs are gaining importance as part of their mission and 80% believe that budgets for these programs will increase in the coming years. Even more interesting is the fact that...

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The Effectiveness of Early Personal Financial Education

Case Story Evaluation by Ph. D Financial Economist Lewis Mandell

2017

How can you get the best ROI from your K-12 financial literacy program? Financial Economist, Lewis Mandell Ph.D., conducted a study of the effectiveness of financial literacy education on pre-high school students. Through pre- and post-tests, along with a unique experiment, he found clear indicators that the students directly engaged by the particular program outlined in this case story showed an increase of knowledge around financial issues. A total of...

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