Shared Services

Non-profit organizations (NPOs) are facing ever increasing demands to provide additional services and have identified shared services as a pressing opportunity to improve the effectiveness of the sector. This section provides links to the Government of Manitoba's Materials Distribution Agency (MDA) and various other organizations that provide tool kits, products and information to assist NPOs to begin the exploration of shared services as a way of reducing costs and improving organizational service delivery.

Province of Manitoba – Materials Distribution Agency: NPOs and Charitable Organizations that receive funding from Provincial Government sources are now able to order products and certain services from the Government's Materials Distribution Agency (MDA). This service provides non-profit organizations in Manitoba with access to Manitoba Government established contracts and supply chains that could result in efficiencies and cost savings for the sector.

The City of Edmonton provides a Shared Space Tool Kit that provides information, examples, questions and checklists to get you thinking about shared spaces and point you in the right direction.

Tech Soup Canada assists NPOs to contain operating costs by providing quality computer technology software and learning products at discounted prices.

Centre for Social Innovation is internationally recognized as a world leader in the creation of shared spaces for social innovation. It also offers open source publications to assist organizations develop shared spaces.

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