Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to the interest inquiry about creating an online Request For Proposal (RFP) portal that nonprofit arts and culture orgs could use, free of charge, to post RFPs and solicit bids. The overwhelmingly positive feedback means it is going to be a thing and you can expect it to launch mid-March, just in time for the 2020 NTEN Conference.
And in order to make sure it’s ready for launch, we need to stock it with as many RFP’s as possible.
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.
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.
Nonprofit Bids will become a sister site to ArtsAdminJobs.com, which is owned and operated by ArtsHacker’s Editor-in-Chief, Drew McManus. You can expect to begin seeing a feed of new opportunities to appear alongside the existing jobs listings in the sidebar menu.