In recent years, there has been growing recognition of the vital role that FBCOs can play in providing employment and training services to job seekers while helping businesses meet their objectives. Many forward thinking companies are recognizing that community partnerships can also contribute to profitability in that it helps them meet and exceed placement and retention goals.
The Action Steps for Businesses guide is a practical, user-friendly guide for businesses that are interested in working with FBCOs. This step-by-step guide includes procedures for developing effective FBCO partnerships, and highlights the resources needed to develop, maintain, and sustain these partnerships. The guide is divided into three main sections: (1) Frequently Asked Questions about FBCOs, provides an overview o key features of FBCOs and how they operate; (2) Steps to Developing FBCO Partnerships, provides detailed strategies that businesses can take to develop, manage, and sustain FBCO partnerships; and (3) Examples of Partnerships, provides examples that business have formed with their local FBCOs.
Also available on the Web site is the Literature Review: Business/Faith-Based and Community Organizations (FBCOs) Partnerships. The findings from the Literature Review were used to create the Action Steps for Businesses guide.