Are you looking for new strategies to access accounting, marketing, HR, IT and
other overhead services?


Are you hoping to take collaboration to a new level
within your nonprofit center or community?


Get ready to learn about how nonprofit organizations of all missions and budget sizes are working together to share overhead services.

  • No traveling!
  • Flexibility to work at your own pace
  • Easy-to-follow materials to spur new ideas and guide your planning

Through Rethinking Overhead: Daring to Share Resources, you will not only learn about the latest theories and strategies for sharing back office services. You will also read about real organizations, from across the US, that offer shared accounting, shared data management, fiscal sponsorship and more.

You will hear directly from shared services customers, organizations like yours, that are finding new ways to access essential services and use their precious resources more effectively.

Key takeaways include:

  • A definition of shared services
  • The key benefits of shared services for participating organizations, service providers and local communities
  • Four different structures to engage in shared services
  • Lessons learned from shared services participants
  • Guiding questions for organizations considering shared services

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The Rethinking Overhead full content includes:

  • An introduction to shared services and outsourcing
  • Connective mechanisms that help organizations to share information, training, resources and referrals
  • The efforts of management support organizations to provide centralized administrative services
  • How joint contracting is structured to create benefits for participating organizations and service providers
  • Fiscal sponsorship strategies for projects seeking to share legal, financial and more comprehensive services
  • How shared services are evolving to suit the needs of organizations and communities
  • Case studies of five shared services organizations and one organization that offers outsourcing
  • Video interviews with six shared services and outsourcing customers
  • Discussion questions to help you consider whether shared services are right for your organization


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Here's How It Works

It's pretty simple! Just fill out our registration form and we'll guide you through the rest. You'll get immediate access to our Rethinking Overhead webpage with all the info you need.

You can access the modules from your desktop or smartphone and work at your own pace within your access time period.

Course Objectives

  • The latest information about shared services strategies

  • Real life examples of organizations, like yours, that are sharing back office services

  • Discussion questions to help you consider whether shared services are right for your organization

  • Advice and lessons learned from organizations that provide shared services and organizations that purchase shared services

What Will I Learn...

  • Nonprofit Leader: You will learn the steps towards identifying what shared service module fits best with your organization and its potential benefits for your work.

  • Board Leader: Help your nonprofit by learning the value of shared services and each model’s potential for achieving efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Funder: Learn how to assess the needs of your community, what resources will be needed to provide for the organizations that serve them and ultimately make nonprofits more financially efficient in achieving that goal.

  • Staff Member: Discover creative solutions that assess and address the needs of your organization and the ability of your community to collaborate on shared services and ultimately allow you to spend more time your mission.

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