Most effective postsecondary access programs work in partnership with community organizations - including business. This interactive tool, funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education and developed by the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships, was developed in response to a challenge that postsecondary access often face - that of retaining business partners. NCCEP and Lumina together have identified the tools, strategies and information you will need to not only recruit business partners but to craft a relationship that is win-win for all partners. We hope that you find this website useful.  

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The first thing you need to do is to log in. Use the box at the right to create a user name and password. This way you can start navigating through the website now and come back to it later if you need to do some research or consult other people for input. Everything you enter will be saved in a secure area. That way, you can read through the information and do the exercises at your leisure - but then be able to save your work and pick up where you left off next time you log in.   This tool is built in a series of steps that will help you think strategically about how to recruit and retain business partners. Within each step, you will be asked questions and prompted to enter information about your program and your potential business partners. Just follow the cues, answer the questions and at the end, you will have a plan that you can use to recruit and retain business partners and enter into a relationship that is mutually beneficial.