Group purchasing enables organizations to combine their spending in a particular category (such as office supplies, power and energy, or maintenance services) and use that larger volume to negotiate lower prices and preferable terms with product and service providers.
Yankee Alliance is a New England-based group purchasing organization with more than 18,000 member organizations offering savings in a wide variety of product and service categories, such as:
Yankee Alliance does the work for you — just tell them what you are looking for, their specialists scour their network of suppliers to identify the best products, services, and pricing, and introduce you to the optimal supplier for your purchase.
To join, please download and complete the membership application. Submit your application via email to Chris Karski, firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone to 978-470-2000 ext. 71514, or by fax to 978-681-6100 Attn: Chris Karski.
CJP has selected W.B. Mason as one of our preferred providers for:
Partners can now take advantage of negotiated, fixed pricing on more than 500 of the most frequently ordered items on the W.B Mason website, along with discounts on thousands of other items. Partner organizations will also get access to free same-day or next-day delivery on in-stock items, and rebates based on their purchases. Enrolling could not be easier. Simply contact our dedicated representative, Alan Osheroff, to be added to the CJP buying group. Visit our W.B. Mason page for more information, updates, and FAQs.
CJP has selected two power and energy providers that help organizations save money by aggregating demand and using that larger demand to negotiate preferential pricing with suppliers.
PowerOptions is a woman-run nonprofit that exclusively serves nonprofits. To explore opportunities with PowerOptions, please contact Derek Howell.
Best Practice Energy is a for-profit provider serving both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. To start the conversation with Best Practice Energy, please contact Jordan Berman.
We recommend that interested organizations contact both providers to learn how they can help save money and/or set fixed pricing for a specified period.
Visit our Power and Energy page for more information and updates.
In addition to saving money, group purchasing can:
In July 2020, CJP formed a Group Purchasing Pilot steering committee of leaders from 10 partner organizations to explore how to better use the collective size of our ecosystem of organizations to provide added value to our partners. The pilot committee focused on group purchasing and zeroed in on two initial categories — office supplies and power and energy. The participation of partners in the pilot initiative was critical and we were fortunate to have committee members with deep purchasing and procurement expertise. In the search for preferred providers, the pilot committee prioritized vendors that could provide excellent discounts and preferred terms, strong customer service, and a commitment to expanding and deepening the relationship in the years to come. The effort now continues through the Community Collaborations offerings that are part of CJP’s Partnerships and Services work.
Please contact Kimberlee Schumacher with any questions about group purchasing or suggestions of new categories of purchasing.