Since 1965, the ACLU of North Carolina has been our state’s guardian of liberty – working in courts, the General Assembly, and communities to protect and advance civil rights and civil liberties for all North Carolinians. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with more than 30,000 members across the state, the ACLU of North Carolina is a state affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union.
Whether it’s achieving full equality for LGBTQ people, reforming our broken and racially biased criminal legal system, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, defending freedom of speech and religion, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.
Scope of Work
The ACLU of North Carolina is part of the nationwide ACLU organization and shares contributions with our national office. Grant awards for state-based or geography specific work is a source of potential growth in our development program. In coordination with the national office, the ACLU of North Carolina may apply for grant awards from North Carolina-based foundations investing in North Carolina as well as from national foundations who are making investments in North Carolina or the Southeast.
These grant prospects must align with the ACLU of North Carolina’s mission and strategic priorities. These include LGBTQ equality, gender equity and reproductive freedom, combating mass incarceration and reforming our criminal justice system (with emphasis on the elimination of North Carolina’s cash bail system), and racial Justice and immigrants’ rights. Within these priority issue areas, we also work on voting rights, juvenile justice, the rights of incarcerated people, and free speech.
The Consultant’s responsibilities will include:
Compile a dossier of all potential foundation funders of the ACLU of North Carolina to include: prospect’s financial capacity, ability and willingness to give; charitable interests and if known, connections to the organization; program officer and/or appropriate administrator’s name and contact information;
Curate potential solicitation approaches for annual or multi-year commitments from each prospect identified;
Organize research findings into calendar of submission dates and requirements.
The Project is expected to proceed as indicated below:
Request for Proposals Posted: May 30, 2019
Proposals Due: June 28, 2019
Interviews & Selection: Second/ Third week of July 2019
Project Begins: August 2019
Project Completion: September 2019 (subject to potential extension)
A cover letter to the attention of Liz Musselman, Director of Philanthropy
A narrative explaining the experiences of the firm (if applicable) or individual applicant, including the resume of the principal prospect researcher providing direct service for this project. The narrative and resume should detail the applicant’s experience in researching (and writing) and submitting government, corporate, private foundation grants.
Outline of proposed fees
A minimum of two (2) references from clients where the applicant has successfully performed similar work
Proposal should include an approximate number of foundations and/or donor advised funds for whom the ACLU of North Carolina is eligible to apply between 2019-2020. Eligibility assessment should be based on the ACLU of North Carolina’s issue areas, funder’s capacity, potential willingness to make a grant award and history of grant making to peer organizations.
Proposals must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28 in one pdf file to Liz Musselman at email@example.com. Proposals not meeting the criteria outlined in the RFP will not be considered.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Fees outline should be all-inclusive and structured as an hourly fee. Applicant must provide a detailed price breakdown including fees for all staff involved in the project. The cost will be based on the projected hours of work provided. Contractor will invoice and be paid on a monthly basis, unless otherwise agreed. Further terms of compensation will be negotiated with the selected applicant.
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About American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Foundation
Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina's mission is to preserve and advance the civil rights and civil liberties guaranteed by the North Carolina Constitution and laws of the United States.
Our team consists of nineteen lawyers, policy experts, organizers and administrators.
The ACLU of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU-NC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or record of arrest or conviction.