Shared Services


SLA offers a Shared Services Center.  Shared services are similar to collaboration which might take place among different organizations, such as a Council of Governments or divisions of a major company.  For example, partner organizations might decide to collaborate by merging their HR, purchasing, or financial management functions. It has also been applied to similar organizations in a collaboration to combine and/or partner on operating functions managed through a shared service provider.  The key is the idea of ‘sharing’ across organizations and groups.

There are now approximately 400 shared services centers throughout the United States.  Our shared services are targeted to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.  They are offered on a menu basis on-site at your organization.  You may select the services you need and extend your in-house team with our staff at your location.   The benefits of shared services include:

  • Increased professionalism of core back office functions
  • Ability of partner organizations to concentrate on their core mission and capability
  • Compliance on regulatory and best practice issues not currently available through limited internal investments
  • Lower general and administrative costs

SLA Shared Services Center will include the following service offerings:

Human Resource Management

  • Personnel Policies
  • Hiring Services
  • Performance Management
  • Candidate Assessment
  • Benefits Analysis
  • Labor Leasing/Pooled Benefits
  • Position Descriptions
  • HRIS Systems Analysis   

Financial Management

  • AP On-Site
  • AR On-Site
  • General Ledger
  • Reporting
  • CFO Services
  • Financial Analysis
  • Contract Analysis
  • Budgeting/Forecasting

Strategic Development

  • Strategic Business Plans
  • Restructuring Studies
  • Stakeholder Surveys
  • Professional Development/Training
  • Staffing Plans
  • Board Development

Fundraising and Development*

  • Annual Fund Campaigns
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Case Statement Development
  • Collaborative Strategies
  • Development Assessments & Restructuring
  • Direct Mail
  • Donor & Prospect Research
  • Endowment Programs
  • Fund Raising Feasibility Studies
  • Grant Proposal Preparation
  • Major Gift Programs
  • Planned Giving
  • Promotional Materials
  • Writing Services & Appeals

Public Relations, Marketing, and Social Media*

  • Corporate Identity & Design
  • Creative & Technical Writing
  • Crisis Counseling & Planning
  • Media Relations Planning & Implementation
  • Planning & Organization of Major Special Events
  • Planning & Program Design
  • Press Release & Feature Story Writing
  • Print & Display Advertising
  • Program Audits
  • Promotional Materials
  • Speech & Script Writing
  • Constant Contact & Similar Programs
  • Coordination of Data
  • Create & Manage Blogs
  • Start Up & Manage Business Facebook Pages & LinkedIn Accounts
  • Strategizing to Enhance Organizations’ Visibility & Effectiveness
  • Web Site Development

*Services provided through strategic partner organizations