United Way of Larimer County is committed to organizational excellence, including exploring shared services as a means to use donor contributions and available resources in the most efficient and effective way possible. We believe it is our responsibility to not only strive for operational excellence internally, but also provide support to area nonprofits to do the same. By exploring shared positions, providing capacity-building grants and developing resources that can be used broadly by the nonprofit community, we are fulfilling our commitment to Nonprofit Excellence and strengthening our community.
Since 2016, members of the United Way of Larimer County CEO and Board of Directors have been meeting with other United Way organizations along the Front Range to explore shared services. To date, this has resulted in increased information sharing, a collaborative grant writer and the adoption of outsourced human resources and benefits services.
With this successful outcome, as well as 2018 nonprofit survey results that indicated a high need for shared services, United Way of Larimer County added "the adoption of one or more shared services" to its list of strategic goals for the year.
We are partnering with local business experts and nonprofits to design a beta test that will launch later this year, focused on shared positions in accounting and human resources. If you are interested in increasing your organization’s capacity in either of these areas, or have a need for additional office or meeting space, please contact Susan Davids at United Way. We believe this shared services initiative will allow organizations to access a higher level of professional expertise and operational support than they may be able to afford on their own and will increase sharing of best practices across organizations – all with the goal of facilitating greater impact in the community.