Nonprofit Bids Is Up And Running! is officially up and running. The original scope of focusing on nonprofit Request For Proposal (RFP) has been expanded to include lighter project work.

Finding the right provider can be challenging for nonprofits. When a project comes up, most nonprofit admins take to social media or ask for colleague recommendations to find a freelancer or firm to take on the work.

Spoiler: that’s a lot of leg work and can potentially miss qualified providers that might be the perfect fit.

Nonprofit Bids simplifies the process by creating an online hub where nonprofits can find the best talent for their projects, and service providers have access to more opportunities all in one place.

Any type of project a nonprofit might need assistance with can be listed including grant writing, strategic planning, web design and development, marketing consulting, graphic design and branding, board development, fundraising consulting, and even ticketing/fundraising CRM selection.

Whatever you need a provider for, Nonprofit Bids is the place to find one.

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NEW: Provider Listings

Following candidate resume database’s success at Arts Admin jobs, I decided to implement a similar offering at Nonprofit Bids. For a limited time, providers will be able to add a listing free of charge. Listings will be made available free of charge to all site visitors!

In order to access RFP and Project listings, providers will need an annual subscription. Given that the site is just starting up and listings will take some time to build, we’re not only offering subscriptions at 25% off, but a one-month free trial.

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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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