Saving More Means Doing More.
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!”
Our process is simple to help you save time.
Develop a Plan
Build a Community
Board of Directors
CFO, One Hope United (Chair)
John W. Pfeifer
Partner, Open Door Advisors (Vice Chair)
CFO, Youth Guidance (Treasurer)
CFO, Metropolitan Family Services
Director of Finance, Kids Above All
Managing Director, Bernstein Wealth Management
Retired CFO, Metropolitan Family Services
Chief Operating Officer, Chicago Commons
Founder, Research on Chicago
Founder and Chief Connector, McConnell Financial, LLC
Chief Operations Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Retired President, Recycled Greetings
Chief Operating Officer, Autism Speaks
Partner, Advocate Capital Advisors
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sales & Operations Coordinator