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Big Savings With PurchasingPoint: Utilizing Your Free Membership Benefit

March 13, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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NAVSO has partnered with the National Human Services Assembly to offer members access to PurchasingPoint at no charge. PurchasingPoint is a national group purchasing program specifically designed for nonprofits that features discounts with more than 200 vendors, including popular brands like Staples, Xerox, FedEx, Pitney Bowes, Konica Minolta, Cintas, Aramark, Iron Mountain, CDW, and more. Travel discounts are also available for both business and leisure purposes, as well as a variety of other employee discounts that can be shared with all of your staff.

 

The program leverages more than $35 billion in national purchasing power, and in 2017, participants had an average savings of 30% across all vendors. The lifetime savings for the program is over $158 million that has been redirected toward mission-related activities that build well-being in our communities.

Join this webinar to get an overview of PurchasingPoint and how group purchasing works for nonprofits.  You will also get a demonstration of the portal, including how to enroll and connect with vendors, followed by Q&A time to get all of your questions answered.

 

Michelle Sims
Director of Marketing 
National Human Services Assembly

Melissa Reifler
 Business Development
National Human Services Assembly

 

Michelle Sims
Michelle Sims is the Director of Marketing for the National Human Services Assembly. In her role, she oversees most all marketing and communications activities in the organization relating to any program, initiative, or event that the National Assembly is a part of. Michelle is responsible for marketing activities in social media administration, website maintenance, content generation, graphic design, marketing collateral, and more. She is a core part of the team that runs the National Assembly’s group purchasing program, PurchasingPoint®, providing account management and marketing expertise to the program. She also joins the leadership team for a number of high-level strategy and operations initiatives. Previously, Michelle worked in higher education and for-profit small business in a variety of marketing and operations roles. She comes to the nonprofit sector with over 13 years of experience in marketing, graphic design, and business management.

Michelle holds a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a Master of Arts (MA) in Philanthropy from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, both at Indiana University. Michelle also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

 

Melissa Reifler
Melissa Reifler has worked for non-profit membership and advocacy organizations for most of her career. Prior to joining NHSA, Melissa worked in  chapter/component relations for both the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. As Membership & Business Development Associate for National Human Services Assembly, Melissa develops Strategies and systems to engage current members and attract new members, supports member growth and engagement, and helps increase membership in and utilization of PurchasingPoint®. She is a key part of the team that manages member accounts, provides customer service, and develops member programs, services, and events.

Melissa has a degree in Political Science and is an enthusiastic supporter of progressive causes. She lives in Washington, D.C.