The Back Office Cooperative (BOC) was founded in 2008 by a group of Chicago nonprofits who understood the power of creating scale in purchasing. As a social enterprise, BOC seeks to maximize member organization’s impact by promoting financial sustainability through expense reduction. Today, we provide flexible solutions for nonprofits of any size across the country, delivering millions of dollars annually back to the nonprofit sector.
BOC saves you time and money through our complimentary expense management analysis and strategic planning. Cost reduction is achieved by joining the group purchase programs, or utilizing the specialized procurement services in over 30 individual expense areas. BOC Members have expert procurement staff whenever and wherever you need them, freeing up staff time to focus on their core jobs.
Our proven process reduces expenses by increasing buying power, streamlining vendors, and reducing procurement and supplier management costs. That’s more money for your mission!
“Through our BOC membership, the YWCA has been able to free up crucial resources to devote to our programs and services. I can’t recommend it enough!”
Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Our process is simple to help you save time.
DEVELOP A PLAN
Develop a high-value plan designed to respect valued supplier relationships, support organizational culture, and meet product and service requirements.
Implement solutions that maximize cost savings, improve efficiencies, and/or provide comprehensive back office support.
Ensure financial stability and sustainability via knowledge transfer, hands-on project management, benchmarking of success, and continual program oversight.
BUILD A COMMUNITY
Build a community that fosters leadership collaboration, continual learning, and community support
Board of Directors
NFP Executive (Chair)
CFO, Youth Guidance (Treasurer)
Director of Finance, ChildServ
Advisor, Bernstein Wealth Management
Retired CFO, Metropolitan Family Services
CFO, Chicago Commons
Senior Program Officer, Chicago Community Trust (ex officio)
Senior Consultant, Mission Plus Strategy Consulting
Chief Operations & Member Experience Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
President (Retired), Recycled Greetings
CFO, One Hope United
John W. Pfeiffer
Partner, Open Door Advisors
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sales & Operations Coordinator
Director of Marketing & Communications