Request for Proposal (RFP) for Grant Writer
KBOO Community Radio requests proposals for a grant writer to provide ongoing grant writing services and proposal/application support to the organization on a contractual basis. Applications will be considered from both firms and individuals.
KBOO is an independent, member-supported, non-commercial, volunteer-powered community radio station. KBOO embodies equitable social change, shares knowledge, and fosters creativity by delivering locally rooted and diverse music, culture, news, and opinions, with a commitment to the voices of oppressed and underserved communities.
In 2016 KBOO’s community developed a 3-year strategic plan which highlighted KBOO’s vision for 2017-2020 to become Oregon’s community media hub, leveraging the power of the airwaves to support a revolution for a just and sustainable future. KBOO will achieve this through the pursuit of these three strategic goals:
Read the detailed plan online https://www.kboo.fm/2017-2020strategicplan
Scope of Work
KBOO’s grant portfolio currently includes grant funds from governments (local/state/federal), corporate entities, private charitable foundations, and family foundations. The contracted work will include grant proposal/application for renewals of our existing grants and also the identification and proposal development for new sources of funding.
KBOO is seeking a grant writer or firm with a proven track record in writing successful complex proposals from diverse funding sources; skills in demographic data collection and analysis; and an entrepreneurial approach to fund development. Previous experience working in the philanthropic landscape of the Portland metropolitan area is preferred. Previous personal or professional experiences working with community media organizations and with communities of color are a plus.
The Grant Writer will work closely with the Development Director, who is charged with the visioning, creation and implementation of KBOO’s fundraising and development plan, with support from the KBOO revenue operating team (comprised of Development Director, Membership Coordinator, Underwriting Coordinator and the Finance Coordinator and Station Manager).
The Consultant’s responsibilities will include:
Hours dedicated to the project can range between 25-40 hours per month, depending on the grant cycle.
Those responding to this RFP must follow its procedures and requirements. Failure to comply with or complete any part of this RFP may result in rejection of the proposal.
Compensation and Invoicing
This is a one year contract for a total of 200 hours compensated at $25/h.
Billing will happen on a monthly basis.
Terms and Conditions
The successful contractor may be awarded a short-term professional services contract for the services identified in this RFP and in the proposal to the contractor. Issuance of this RFP does not commit KBOO to award a contract or to pay any costs incurred in preparation of proposals responding to the RFP.
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