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Reducing Costs of Goods & Services

Reducing Costs of Goods & Services

Since New York City is home to a vibrant and expansive nonprofit sector, the City has created a membership opportunity in Essensa, a group purchasing organization. Membership is open to all NYC nonprofits and provides access to discounts on a wide range of goods and services. 

Essensa uses the total purchasing volume of all of its members to negotiate discounts with manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers. Lower prices are passed on to members without requirements for minimum purchases or fees to join.  Savings may be allocated to service delivery and participating nonprofits will also benefit from improved operating efficiencies.

Many nonprofit members are already noting their savings:

•         $36,000 savings on Staples office supplies - Homeless Services Organization

•         $50/month lease savings through Xerox - Business/Community Development Corporation

•         $10,000 savings on new copiers - Cultural Institution


For more information contact:


(866) 430-5300                                                      


Maureen A. Murphy, SAVE

Mayor's Office of Operations                

(929) 221-5781            


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