Frequently Asked Questions
The Economic Mobility Exchange™ welcomes any organization of professionals in the pursuit of economic mobility for the people it serves.
What membership levels does the Exchange offer?
Level One membership is designed for organizations interested in developing a deeper understanding of Mobility Mentoring® and connecting with other Exchange member organizations. Level One membership is not available to organizations currently implementing a Mobility Mentoring® informed model. Level Two membership is designed specifically for organizations that are implementing or ready to implement a Mobility Mentoring® informed model. Level Two members will work with the Exchange to track and share programmatic outcomes. Level Three membership is designed for Level Two organizations who have experience implementing a Mobility Mentoring® informed model and who wish to be certified by EMPath as delivering Mobility Mentoring® services. Level Three membership includes replicating the Mobility Mentoring® model to fidelity and working with the Exchange to track and share programmatic outcomes.
What is the annual cost for each level of membership?
Visit the benefits page for detailed pricing.
Why is the membership cost dependent on the number of participants served?
In order to provide organizations with the in-depth support conducive to implementing a Mobility Mentoring® informed model on a larger scale, EMPath licenses use of the Mobility Mentoring® model and tools based on the number of participants served. In an effort to keep membership costs attainable, as the number of participants served using a Mobility Mentoring® informed model increases, the license will expand at a lower cost per participant.
Does my organization have to implement a Mobility Mentoring® informed model to join as a Level Two member?
Yes. Level Two membership is available only to those organizations currently implementing or ready to implement a Mobility Mentoring® informed model.
What if my organization decides to implement a Mobility Mentoring® informed model after joining as a Level One member?
We understand the decision to implement a new model of service delivery can be challenging and requires a great deal of consideration. If your organization decides to implement a Mobility Mentoring® informed model in the middle of your Level One membership term, the Exchange team will be happy to support your organization through this transition. We will work with you to adjust your membership level and prorate pricing accordingly.
What outcomes and data will my organization share with the Exchange?
As part of a continued effort to evolve the Mobility Mentoring® model, improve upon shared learning and network benefits, and gather information about the collective impact of the Exchange, all members agree to complete an annual member survey. The survey will consist of questions regarding the number of people served by your organization annually, how you and your colleagues are using and accessing Exchange resources, lessons learned, and member satisfaction. Level Two members will also share how your organization is implementing or plans to implement a Mobility Mentoring® informed model. Upon implementing a Mobility Mentoring® informed model for one year, Level Two members will also track and share aggregate programmatic outcomes and data. This includes basic demographic data of participants served, as well as the number of participants assessed on the Bridge to Self-Sufficiency®, how participants are moving on the Bridge, the number of goals set and achieved, and any other measurable outcomes. Level Two benefits include access to two hours of technical assistance and ongoing support from EMPath’s Research and Evaluation team to discuss the data collection and reporting process. As a Level Three member, your organization will report all of the above in a standardized format and frequency consistent with other certified Mobility Mentoring® organizations.
How is my organization able to use EMPath’s trademarked terms?
Mobility Mentoring® and The Bridge to Self-Sufficiency® are registered trademarks of Economic Mobility Pathways. Trademarks symbolize the quality and excellence of the products and services that EMPath and Exchange members provide, and help maintain our collective reputation among our partners and competitors. To avoid loss of these values, trademarks must be used correctly. When using these terms in print, the trademark notice (®) should appear with the first or most prominent use of each trademark on each page. Level Two members may specify that your program or organization is implementing a Mobility Mentoring® informed model or approach. Level Three certified members may specify that your program or organization is delivering Mobility Mentoring® services.
How should I give credit if I edit or adapt the Bridge to Self-Sufficiency®?
If your organization edits or adapts the Bridge in any way, please be sure to include “Adapted from Economic Mobility Pathways’ Bridge to Self-Sufficiency®” on your Bridge adaptation. We also ask that you please share your adapted Bridge with the Exchange at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can my organization have access to the Career Compass™ without being a member of the Exchange?
Yes, access to the Career Compass can be purchased separately from an Exchange membership. To begin this process, email the Exchange.
How often do Exchange members meet in person?
Exchange members convene at the EMPath conference, which is held every other year. The Exchange team has started organizing regional summits at more regular intervals. Please email the Exchange team if you are interested in helping to host a regional summit.