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NJPA Is Now Sourcewell


Sourcewell LogoFor 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 partner.

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 agency?
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 employees.

Who can become a Sourcewell member?
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 application.

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.