For over 40 years,
Sourcewell has helped government, education, and nonprofit agencies
operate more efficiently. We help them save time and money with
contract purchasing solutions that are solicited nationally.
Sourcewell provides member-centered solutions that enable
government, education, and nonprofit agencies to work more
efficiently, and leverages its resources to strategically reinvest
in the communities we serve as an invaluable service cooperative
To build valued relationships and deliver innovative solutions
with integrity, exceeding the expectations of our members.
More Than a Name Change
The heart of our organization is service, and Sourcewell proudly
proclaims who we are and what we do. Sourcewell stands out in a
world filled with acronyms. We are boldly changing our name as part
of an overall plan to deepen relationships with you, our member,
and the make it easier for you to find the solutions you need.
Is Sourcewell a government
Yes! In 1978, Sourcewell, formerly known as the National Joint
Powers Alliance® (NJPA), was authorized by state law as an
Educational Cooperative Service Unit (Service Cooperative #924) to
serve education and government entities with solutions, as outlined
in Minn. Stat. 123A.21, which are more efficiently delivered
cooperatively than individually.
As a service cooperative, Sourcewell is a governmental unit of
the State of Minnesota , and all our employees are government
Who can become a Sourcewell
All education and government entities, as well as nonpublic
schools and nonprofit organizations, can apply for Sourcewell
membership. To become a member, simply complete the online
How is Sourcewell governed?
A Board of Directors governs Sourcewell, and is elected by
full-voting members from a pool of local county commissioners, city
council members, mayors, or school board members.