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!”

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

Implement solutions that maximize cost savings, improve efficiencies, and/or provide comprehensive back office support.

Ensure Stability

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

Chris Nordloh
CFO, One Hope United (Chair)

John W. Pfeifer
Partner, Open Door Advisors (Vice Chair)

Christine Scott
CFO, Youth Guidance (Treasurer)

James Baldwin
CFO, Metropolitan Family Services

George Czerwionka
Director of Finance, Kids Above All

Clare Golla
Managing Director, Bernstein Wealth Management

Denis Hurley
Retired CFO, Metropolitan Family Services

Beth Lakier
Chief Operating Officer, Chicago Commons

Jim Lewis
Founder, Research on Chicago

David McConnell
Founder and Chief Connector, McConnell Financial, LLC

Sharon McFeders
Chief Operations Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Mike Murray
Retired President, Recycled Greetings

Joe Vanyo
Chief Operating Officer, Autism Speaks

Gene Rosendale
Partner, Advocate Capital Advisors


Linda Zager
President & Chief Executive Officer

Grace Holland
Sales & Operations Coordinator

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