Nonprofit Bids Is Coming Soon And It Needs Your RFPs

Thanks to the overwhelmingly positive feedback for creating a nonprofit Request For Proposal (RFP) portal, you can expect it to launch mid-March, just in time for the 2020 NTEN Conference. In order to make sure it’s ready for launch, we need to stock it with as many RFP’s as possible.

Submit Your RFPs

Since the site won’t be accessible until it goes live, nonprofits benefit from having Nonprofit Bids staff handle content entry. All we need is a copy of your RFP.

Everything needed for the listing is likely in that document and you can let us know which bid category to assign or we’ll just use best judgement. If there are any questions, we will reach out to confirm. We can also create a user account for you with the contact information provided so you can manage the listing and post new RFPs in the future.

Here’s a mockup of what your RFP will look like.

  • If yes, you will receive an email notification with your login credentials and temporary password at the time the account is created.
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    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 2 MB.

It Also Needs Providers

It takes two to tango and we’ll need providers to connect with all these nonprofits. “Providers” include everything from big budget agencies and firms through single practitioners. You can sign up for pre-launch information and a notification when the site becomes open for registration.

As an incentive: the first 50 subscribers get a special 50% discount. Why? Because discounts are awesome…and early birds deserve something besides worms.

Signing up for the launch list means you have the best possible chance at being in the first 50.

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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