Leveraging an Alliance Partner

 

What is an Alliance Partner?

  • Alliance partners are TSL’s select group of approved freelance resources who we can contract digital production projects to. TSL would leverage an alliance partner when our full-time team members are scheduled to capacity and do not have availability to complete work towards our project’s timeline needs.

 

Why do we use Alliance Partners?

TSL partners with many technically skilled resources who are available to complete high quality work and meet the needs of our project timelines.

 

Which projects can we send to our Alliance Partners?

 

Who are our Alliance Partners?

Alliance Partners Services Contracted Hourly Bill Rate Phone Number E-mail
Michael Getzlaff Copy $75 443-801-8122 mgetzlaff@tslmarketing.com
Cindy Taylor Copy $20 802-733-5907 taylor.cynthia138@gmail.com
J. T. Thomas Graphic Design $30 989-858-1748 jtcreativity22@gmail.com
Kevin Lucca Development $110 847-910-0259 kevin@luccaam.com
Jeff Williamson SEO $30   jeffreyjwilliamson@gmail.com

 

 

How do I send a project to an Alliance Partner?

Follow "PROC-1601 Leveraging an Alliance Partner" below.

Step # Owner Time (mins) Action
1 Project Lead   Determine that an Alliance Partner would be best option for the task/project. [Important note: Understand that their fee will impact the project’s overall profitability.] 
2 Project Lead 10 Collect all required information from the customer and/or internal team for delivery to the Alliance Partner. Refer to Project Request DOCU-XXXX for complete list of required details. [Important note: We must have full request outlined for execution prior to contacting an Alliance Partner] 
3 Project Lead 3

Send an email to the appropriate Alliance Partner with the project request, due dates, and inquiry about estimated fee. Include/CC Norma Shepardson (nshepardson@tslmarketing.com) on the email. 

Was project accepted? 

  • If YES, inform Alliance Partner we will open a PO and then send formal agreement paperwork. Go to step #5 
  • If NO, go to step #4 
4 Project Lead 10

Hold conversation with the Alliance Partner to clarify project request, negotiate fees, due dates, etc. Was project accepted? 

  • If YES, inform Alliance Partner we will open a PO and then send formal agreement paperwork. Go to step #5 
  • If NO, consider new Alliance Partner resource and go back to step #3 
5 Project Lead 3 Create a Clarizen Expense Sheet to record the Alliance Partner expense on the related project work item and request the PO. [Refer to “Clarizen Budget & Expense Management Manual: Create and Submit an Expense Sheet for Approval”] 
6 Project Lead 0.5 Receive email alert that the Clarizen Expense Sheet was approved by the Finance Director. 
7 Project Lead 3 Complete the DOCU-XXXX Alliance Partner Work Order and email to the Alliance Partner for signature. Include/CC Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist (jlewandowski@tslmarketing.com) on the email. 
8 Alliance Partner 2 Sign Alliance Partner Work Order and email to Project Lead. 
9 Project Lead and Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist 0.5 Receive signed Project Agreement Addendum. 
10 Project Lead 3 Assign related Clarizen work item(s) to the correct Resources.
11 Project Lead 3 Send a meeting invitation to the Alliance Partner for project orientation, to discuss request and review resources. If requested/as needed, include internal SMEs. Follow up with a corresponding email with resources attached for review in advance. 
12 Project Lead 15 Hold project orientation call with the Alliance Partner. 
13 Alliance Partner Variable Deliver work output to the Project Lead. 
14 Project Lead 1 Mark the Clarizen work items assigned to the Alliance Partner resources as “Complete”. 
15 Alliance Partner 1 Email project Invoice to TSL Project Lead and Finance Manager (Jen Lewandowski (jlewandowski@tslmarketing.com). 
16 Project Lead 1 Reply to Invoice email to Finance Manager confirming status of project (complete or incomplete). 
17 Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist 5 Note in Alliance Partner budget tracking that project was fulfilled and pay invoice. 

Download the "TSL Marketing Alliance Partner Work Order" Form: https://www.tslmarketing.com/hubfs/TSL_Marketing_Alliance%20Partner%20Work%20Order.docx