ArtsGreensboro Shared Services Questionnaire
In a time where resources are scarce, it makes sense for traditional models to shift to allow organizations to use their staff capacity to focus on mission-directed activities. We must find new models and platforms to provide administrative services. ArtsGreensboro can lead through identifying the pathways for organizations to find new, cost-effective structures.
Shared services offer a long-term solution by allocating much-needed resources to multiple organizations for a fee. Any efforts that are not focused on fulfilling an organization’s mission has the potential to be shared. These include, but not limited to, things like accounting services, financial reporting, IT, software, telecommunications, purchasing services, payroll, HR, and database coordination.
The Nonprofit Center | Network outlined shared services benefits:
Employee Retention of Creative Staff (allowing staff to focus on core mission-driven activities)
Stability and Investment within the ecosystem
The following questions will help ArtsGreensboro understand where it can support arts organizations through a shared services platform.
THE SURVEY WILL PROVIDE US WITH A BASELINE AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A FINALIZED SHARED SERVICES PROGRAM. PLEASE ANSWER EACH QUESTION WITH AN UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE WILL BE ONGOING CONVERSATIONS.