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.


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


Click here to review the HR Service Menu


Crystine Wiese, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MBA A seasoned Human Resource professional with over 20 years of experience. She has served on the executive team for small and mid-size companies as a strategic partner assisting companies in formulating appropriate programs to attract and retain top talent. She also specializes in helping companies with coaching and mentoring, HR compliance audits, benefits program review, payroll compliance audits, and HRIS selection and implementation. She has taught Employment Law and Human Resource Information System classes at the University of Denver. Crystine earned her MBA with an emphasis in HR Management from Walden University. She currently holds Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR) and SHRM-SCP certifications.

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.


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