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Every year, around 3.6 million kids get opportunities to pursue their dreams with the support of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. That incredible impact takes the work of hundreds of thousands of people in more than 5,000 club locations across the country.
Among them, hustling behind the scenes at the national office, is BGCA’s hard-working procurement team led by Director of Procurement, Chris Burton. From large federal grants to generous private donations, every dollar that passes through the BGCA national office is strategically allocated by his team to ensure each club has the resources it needs.
It’s a massive responsibility to bear. But it’s also a big part of what keeps Chris and his team improving processes, strengthening relationships, and striving to be their best every day.
In this episode of Inside Public Procurement, Bonfire host Maria Volakhava sits down with Chris and his colleague Jordan Rodges for a journey into the world of purpose-driven nonprofit procurement.
The pair share their firsthand experience managing procurement at one of America’s top youth organizations—diving into these hot topics, and more:
● What makes nonprofit procurement unique
● The biggest challenges that nonprofit procurement teams face
● How BGCA navigates challenges like vendor diversity, complex contracts, and financial planning
● Managing the ebbs and flows of nonprofit budgets
● Strategies for measuring procurement’s cost-saving successes
Enjoy the show! And don’t forget to connect with Chris and Jordan on LinkedIn.
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