Shared Services Central: Archive

In this Archive we’ve stored older documents, tools and resources that may still be relevant to a Shared Services discussion. If you’re unable to find a particular document or item, try using the Search tool in the upper right corner. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, contact one of the OppEx partners.

Introduction to Shared Services

Getting Started with Shared Services – webinar presentation December 2010.

Shared Services: A New Business Model to Support Scale and Sustainability in Early Care and Education, by Louise Stoney; policy brief prepared for Early Learning Ventures, October 2009

Shared Services: A Powerful Strategy to Support Sustainability of ECE Businesses, by Louise Stoney; Exchange, September/October 2009

Shared Services: Strengthening Early Care and Education, by Louise Stoney and Libbie Naman Poppick; Communities & Banking, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Fall 2010

Creatively Combining The Back Office: A Series on Shared Service Alliances; Part 1: Interview with John Weiser; Stanford Social Innovation Review

Creatively Combining The Back Office: A Series on Shared Service Alliances; Part 2: The Children’s Home/Chambliss Shelter; Stanford Social Innovation Review

Creatively Combining The Back Office: A Series on Shared Service Alliances; Part 3: Early Learning Ventures Alliances; Stanford Social Innovation Review

Tipping Point for a National Movement for ECE Shared Services; Stanford Social Innovation Review

Outsourcing Back-Office Services in Small Nonprofits: Pitfalls and Possibilities – Management Assistance Group/Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, Executive Summary

2011 National Shared Services Conference – Conference book and presentations from the New Orleans conference

2010 National Shared Services Conference – Presentations from the Philadelphia conference

Three blogs by Louise Stoney, originally posted at Education Week on Sara Mead’s Policy Notebook, April 2012:
Crafting QRIS Standards that Work Across Sectors
Effective QRIS Technical Assistance and Coaching: Challenges and Opportunities
Building Systemic Capacity for High Quality ECE

Tax Credits for Early Care and Education: Funding Strategy for a New Economy, by Susan Blank and Louise Stoney, June 2011

Cost, Quality and Shared Services – Anne Mitchell, 2010 Shared Services Technical Conference

Building Systemic Capacity for High Quality ECE – blog by Louise Stoney, originally posted at Education Week on Sara Mead’s Policy Notebook, April 2012

Louise Stoney interview on Shared Services and the connection between business and pedagogical leadership, on Constant Hine’s Coaching Connections Radio Show.

Advisory Council – Example of membership list and meeting agenda

Self-Assessment: Key Criteria for a Successful Alliance Sponsor

Business Plan – Child Care Business Alliance of Santa Cruz County, CA

Business Plan draft – Steuben Child Care Project, NY

Family Child Care focus groups – Summary of findings

Focus Group Script – Center directors

Focus Group Script – Family child care providers

Food Price Comparison example

Implementation Committee – Example of meeting agenda

Provider Survey

Shared Services in Early Care and Education: Introduction and Alliance Examples

Webinar: Business and Legal Structures – 2/15/11

Webinar: Helping ECE Providers Improve Food Quality and Reduce Food Cost – 9/8/10

Webinar: Cost, Quality and Shared Services – 3/14/11

Webinar – Alliance Sustainability – 5/9/11