Pillsbury United Communities, in collaboration with four other members of the MACC Alliance of Connected Communities, developed a new model for shared administrative functions including finance, human resources, information technology, purchasing and facilities management.
This joint venture, called the MACC CommonWealth, has combined administrative services for sixMACC organizations and reflects a new model and opportunities for MACC member organizations to operate more efficiently together and share best practices.
The MACC CommonWealth offers a substantive return on investment, both in cost savings and reduced risk of financial missteps. Launched on January 1, 2006 with MACC, Family & Children’s Services, Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, Plymouth Christian Youth Center, and Pillsbury United Communities signing on for a three-year Joint Venture Agreement, the MACC CommonWealth transcends the old “every organization for itself ” model.
Thanks to innovative and persevering leadership at all levels of these organizations, this bold and potentially transformative endeavor has become a reality. Today, members are working cooperatively to shape streamlined systems that drive out complexity, improve efficiencies as they build bench-strength in this new organization.