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    Are You Ready for a Sourcewell Cooperative Contract?

    By: Jason Boutwell
    November 14, 2019

    What Sourcewell does, simply put, is help qualifying organizations like nonprofits and government entities navigate the purchasing process for various goods and services. Sourcewell's way of helping includes handling all the prep work involved in the purchasing process. That mean…

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    5 FAQs About Sourcewell, Answered

    By: Jason Boutwell
    October 11, 2019

    Whether you're the head of a small nonprofit, the superintendent of a school district or the director of a government agency, it's important for you to know about Sourcewell. Sourcewell is an organization that helps not-for-profit entities secure the equipment and technology requ…

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    5 Problems with the RFP Process & Why You Should Consider a Sourcewell Contract

    By: Jason Boutwell
    June 11, 2019

    For those of you who manage purchasing for a government agency or school system, the RFP process tends to slow things down. In fact, it’s hard to imagine a more complex exercise than assembling an RFP, sending it out and hoping you get something back that you can use.

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    Two Ways to Get a Mitel Phone System: Sourcewell vs. RFP

    By: Jason Boutwell
    May 30, 2019

    Government, education and nonprofit agencies typically have two options when it comes to purchasing a phone system and satisfying their competitive solicitation requirement:

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    4 Myths about Sourcewell Cooperative Contracts

    By: Jason Boutwell
    February 12, 2019

    With how complex everything seems to be these days, we tend to get a little cautious when we happen upon a well-meaning organization claiming to have a way to bring simplicity to one or more areas of your professional life. I get it. People usually have pretty good reasons for ap…

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    How Much is Poor Business Communication in the Workplace Costing You?

    By: Jason Boutwell
    January 18, 2019

    How much time do you think you spend just trying to communicate with co-workers? Subtract the time you actually have productive conversations – instead add up the time it takes to hunt down your targeted conversationalist. More often than not, projects are stalled because you're …

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    An Updated Phone System can Minimize School District Interruptions

    By: Jason Boutwell
    January 4, 2019

    Each generation has its own memory of being called down to the school office. Some experienced a knock at the door by the school secretary. Others remember the request broadcast over a PA system or announced by the teacher after a call on the classroom telephone. It's a familiar …

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    Anatomy of a Non-Profit: How Cooperative Purchasing can Help

    By: Jason Boutwell
    December 12, 2018

    A non-profit organization faces unique challenges, including a few struggles here and there just to keep the lights on. In fact, the operational aspects that most people in for-profit organizations take for granted every day - utilities, insurance, maintenance, IT - can be proble…

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    6 Types of Organizations that can Benefit from Sourcewell Cooperative Contracts

    By: Jason Boutwell
    November 28, 2018

    When we talk about Sourcewell and the cooperative contract business model, we often talk about the big three customers: state government agencies, school districts and nonprofits. But in under the nonprofit umbrella, there is a lot of variety. We called David Duhn, Sourcewell's L…

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    4 Ways Sourcewell Contracts Help Schools, Government Agencies and Nonprofits

    By: Jason Boutwell
    November 13, 2018

    It can be difficult for any organization to keep pace with rapidly changing technology, especially considering the expense typically associated with doing so.  Not-for-profit organizations are met with budgetary and process challenges that make investing in the technology they ne…

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