Throughout the year, Delta Institute offers internships for individuals who can help advance Delta’s mission, while gaining hands-on experience and skill development.
DEVELOPMENT (FUNDRAISING) CONSULTANT
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
OVERVIEW – A BIT ABOUT DELTA INSTITUTE
Thriving Communities. Thriving Landscapes. Action and impact are core to Delta as we strive to
create a Midwest and Great Lakes region with a healthy environment, robust economy, and vibrant
communities. Delta creates programs that show how policies, ideas, and resources can be
harnessed for a more sustainable and resilient region. We take a systems view on how businesses,
communities, and government and are impacted by the environment and economy, and create
comprehensive solutions that pull these pieces together. Delta is proud to have a multidisciplinary
team, and we strive to attract a diversity of experience, skillsets, and perspectives to enable us to
challenge assumptions and create new approaches to long-standing problems.
TIME OF COMPLETION
The RFP process deadline will be February 19, 2018. All submittals are due by 5pm CST.
TERMS OF CONTRACT
Any contract awarded pursuant to this RFP solicitation shall be for a contract period up to one
month. The contract will be made on the basis of the RFP requirements. The contract compensation
will be up to $5,000.
SCOPE OF WORK
What an opportunity. As Delta Institute embarks on its 20th anniversary, we look to expand our
reach and impact. Our strategic plan outlines a robust growth plan that requires a diversification of
Delta’s revenue for continued impact and success. While we have had consistent growth within our
portfolio and revenue streams with a nontraditional approach to fundraising over the years, Delta
wants to deepen its relationships within the foundations, corporations and individual giving areas.
We are in search of a consultant that will do the following:
EXPERIENCE & QUALITIES
A minimum of 10 years professional fundraising and development experience, cultivating and
managing relationships with multiple donor sources as well as events.
Demonstrated ability to develop, articulate, and implement a strategic development plan with
demonstrated success in individual giving, special events, and corporate and foundation
philanthropy as well as public grants.Demonstrated ability to work with organizations to advance their development and fundraising
Ability to be professionally creative in articulating “what the ask is.”
RFP responses should be one pdf. It must be submitted via email sent to email@example.com Respondents are advised to adhere to the Submittal Requirements. Failure to comply with the instructions of this RFP will be cause for rejection of submittals. Delta reserves the right to seek additional information to clarify responses to this RFP. Each response must include the following:
No phone calls please.