Why Shared Services?

At United Way of Larimer County, we know that nonprofit organizations are vital to creating and maintaining a vibrant, resilient community. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for innovative solutions that can help organizations like yours meet local needs and achieve excellence in your work. We created the Shared Services program to maximize operational efficiencies through collaboration and partnership with other nonprofits.

In order to operate successfully, nonprofits need professional back-office services, but many organizations lack the budget and expertise to carry out these functions effectively. Although necessary, services such as human resources, graphic design, and grant writing can be costly and require nonprofits to take time away from focusing on what matters most – supporting and strengthening our community.

That’s where Shared Services can help!


United Way of Larimer County’s Shared Services program delivers high quality, professional back-office services to nonprofit organizations at below-market rates. This program provides an opportunity to place operational tasks in the hands of a trusted professional, allowing you and your staff to direct your time and attention toward making an impact in our community.

As a participant in Shared Services, your organization will benefit from specialized expertise, new opportunities for collaboration and engagement, a variety of tools and resources designed to increase your efficiency and effectiveness, and access to technologies that might otherwise be unaffordable or unavailable.

“The program saved time and money, but more importantly, it gave me peace of mind because I know we’re getting the right answers”

LeAnn Massey

Executive Director, Respite Care, Inc.

“The combination of one-on-one HR consulting and the group training has really proven to be a valuable asset and improved our HR department.”

Jeffrey Pomranka

Executive Director, Meals On Wheels

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Human Resources


Become an employer of choice!

Through Shared Services, you’ll have access to HR experts that will help your organization stay compliant, increase productivity, improve accuracy, and help inform HR decisions.


Click here to review the HR Service Menu


United Way of Larimer County has partnered with HRx to offer HR services to nonprofits in Larimer County. HRx is ready to support every need that your organization has when it comes to Human Resources! ​

By joining our HR program, you can take advantage of services like:

  • On-site HR audit
  • Individualized HR consulting
  • HR audit
  • HR trainings
  • Creation of a new employee Handbook, or revision of your existing handbook
  • HR templates
  • Labor poster subscription



Participant Contact: A little about Mellyni Murray – HR Generalist and Colorado native, graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2016. As a corporate paralegal, Mellyni previously held a position at Hensel Phelps Construction Co., one of the nation’s largest general contractors and construction managers. While at Hensel Phelps, Mellyni assisted with wide-ranging human resource support, compliance, pre-litigation disputes, employment law, and collaboration with outside counsel on various matters. Mellyni enjoys day-to-day interaction with people at different levels, from top management to grassroots employees. Connecting with people and fostering meaningful and long-lasting relationships is an area of strength. In her free time, she likes to team rope, run, and spend time with her Fiancé and their two dogs.

Group Training Contact: : Amanda Ericson, SHRMP-SCP, SPHR and Co-Founder of HRx Services – A graduate of CU Boulder with her Bachelor's.  Amanda has worked in the Human Resources field for 20 years. She began her career in recruiting and talent acquisition. She continued in her career working for small companies in an HR position, including a Director of HR Compliance role, where she supported 200 clients with their HR compliance strategies. She has worked in a variety of industries in both the private and public sectors. Amanda has presented at many conferences and classrooms on different HR-related areas, most recently focusing on healthcare reform. She has testified at the State Capitol and has lobbied on HR issues at both the State and National levels. She has been interviewed for podcasts and has also been featured in HR Magazine regarding technology and talent acquisition practices. Additionally, Amanda gives her time as the Director for COSHRM the state SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) council, serves as a chair for the Weld County Workforce board, and serves as a board member DisruptHR.

Grant Writing


Amplify your grant-seeking efforts!

Our Shared Services grant writers are available to support your organization with grant-related tasks, including prospect research and identification, grant writing, and proposal evaluation.


Our Shared Services grant professionals provide services such as:

  • Grant readiness assessments
  • Expert grant consulting
  • Research, writing, and submission of grant proposals
  • Grant management and reporting assistance
  • Help with identifying new grants and funding opportunities
  • Support for creating new relationships with funders and suggestions for collaborative opportunities for joint grant applications with other agencies

Janet Axline

About the Expert

Janet Axline's passion is to help nonprofit organizations find and obtain funding. She has about 30 years' experience in the nonprofit realm. She holds the Grant Professional Certified credential, the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential, is an American Grant Writers' Association Certified Grant Writer®, a member of the Grant Professionals Association, and current President of Grant Professionals Association Colorado Chapter. She is a grant professional, a nonprofit consultant, and enjoys stepping in as an Interim Executive Director for nonprofits during times of transition. She wants to help you make a difference!

​Her comprehensive understanding of what a nonprofit is and what it needs enables her to better understand your needs. As a grant professional and nonprofit consultant, she looks forward to helping you achieve your goals.

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Graphic Design & Communications

Increase your visibility and brand awareness!

Shared Services will connect you with graphic design and marketing professionals who will help you promote your organization, and support your fundraising and outreach efforts.


By joining our Graphic Design & Marketing program, you can benefit from services like:

  • Brand identity design
  • Print and digital design
  • Design templates
  • Marketing consulting


Click here to review the Graphic Design & Communications Service Menu.


Thank you to our nonprofit participants

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