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Intuit & NACCE Ambassadors Program

Application will open on August X and close on September X.

NACCE is proud to partner with Intuit on a new Ambassadors Program!

Over the past few years, NACCE has partnered with Intuit in two main ways: 

  1. Financial Management for Entrepreneurs (FMFE): To empower future entrepreneurs with the right financial management tools and skills required for long-term business success via our Financial Management for Entrepreneurs Curriculum Initiative. From 2018-2020, we reached seventeen community colleges across the nation and FMFE was incorporated into for-credit and non-credit courses reaching over 750 students. Over 70% of students who completed the post-tests shared that they felt confident in their ability to manage business finances and over 85% felt confident in their ability to manage their personal finances.

  2. Design for Delight: In 2020, NACCE and Intuit partnered to train educators on how design for delight can be used to identify unsolved problems, gain empathy, run rapid experiments with actual customers, test assumptions, and iterate along the way. We hosted two trainings, co-developed an Intuit Design Thinking Innovator digital badge, and reached over 300 educators and more than 1,000 students. We had an estimated 32,000+ contact hours for teachers and students.


During the 2021-2022 school year, we have some audacious goals:

  1. Financial Management for Entrepreneurs: Spread adoption of the Financial Management for Entrepreneurs Curriculum to 50 community colleges nationwide.
  2. Design for Delight: Empower 50 NACCE members to become experts and trainers (Innovation Catalysts) in Intuit’s Design Thinking methodology. 
We seek 15 NACCE ambassadors like you to join Intuit’s educator community and champion these initiatives that serve educators, entrepreneurs, and students.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR ENTREPRENEURS: OBJECTIVES & DELIVERABLES

Ten ambassadors will be chosen for this initiative – up to $1,000 per ambassador

  • Ambassadors must be NACCE members with a financial management or entrepreneurship background and teach/lead at least one active course. This can be credit or non-credit.
  • Ambassadors must embed FMFE curriculum within their own coursework at their institution (at least 4 modules). Ambassadors must commit to getting at least 75% of their students to complete the pre/post surveys. 
  • Ambassadors should act as a champion for FMFE within their college and/or community college network to help onboard FMFE curricula or resources into at least two-three additional courses or programs (includes non-credit courses, events, and workshops). This includes getting three additional faculty or staff to sign up and use the FMFE curriculum and educator resource hub.
  • Participate alongside Intuit in an educational capacity in at least one (1) in-person or virtual event, marketing/awareness campaign, or webinar AND author at least one (1) blog article for the Intuit educator resource hub that chronicles the process/tactics for deploying FMFE curriculum into their course in order to share a collection of best practices for financial management education or even highlighting a student success story to illustrate the importance of financial management subject matter in undergraduate coursework.
  • Ambassadors are expected to post at least once a month in our NACCE Meets online community of practice and attend monthly check-in calls.

Timeline:

  • X, August X - Application Opens
  • X, August X - Informational Webinar
  • X, September X - Application Closes
  • X, September X - Ambassadors are notified
  • X, September X - Ambassador Welcome & Intro Call

DESIGN FOR DELIGHT: OBJECTIVES & DELIVERABLES

Five ambassadors will be chosen for this initiative – up to $1,000 stipend per ambassador

  • Ambassadors must be NACCE members with a design thinking or entrepreneurship background and teach/lead at least one active course. This can be credit or non-credit.
  • Ambassadors must complete their Intuit Design Thinking Innovator digital badge (level 1) during the 2021-2022 school year (if not already completed). They must also complete their Innovation Catalyst training sometime during the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Ambassadors must embed design thinking within their own coursework at their institution (all three core principles – deep customer empathy, go broad to go narrow, rapid experiments with customers). 
  • Ambassadors should act as a champion for design thinking within their college and community and help to onboard design thinking resources into at least five additional courses or programs (includes non-credit courses, events, and workshops). This includes getting five additional faculty or staff to sign up and successfully complete the Intuit Design Thinking Innovator digital badge (level 1). 
  • Participate alongside Intuit in an educational capacity in at least one (1) in-person or virtual event, marketing/awareness campaign, or webinar AND author at least one (1) blog article that chronicles the process/ tactics for deploying design thinking into their course in order to share a collection of best practices for Design for Delight education or even highlighting a student success story to illustrate the importance of design thinking subject matter in undergraduate coursework.
  • Ambassadors are expected to post at least once a month in our NACCE Meets online community of practice and attend monthly check-in calls.

Timeline:

  • X, August X - Application Opens
  • X, August X - Informational Webinar
  • X, September X - Application Closes
  • X, September X - Ambassadors are notified
  • X, September X - Ambassador Welcome & Intro Call