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June 7, 2022

Black Philanthropy Initiative Requests Proposals for New Research Report

The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) is seeking a values-aligned partner or collaboration of partners to develop a second research report to be released digitally in August 2023. BPI is revisiting the local data captured in its first report in 2018, Rethinking Philanthropy: An Exploration of Black Communities in Forsyth County, to assess where we are as a community and how we need to respond.

BPI's Community Engagement Committee is spearheading this project and is committed to creating an RFP (request for proposal) process that is inclusive and equitable. Through this process, BPI seeks to:

·      Gain a broad sense of project interest and alignment with BPI's mission, vision and values.

·      Prioritize Black-led organizations, designers and/or writers.

·      Prioritize people and organizations with lived experience, a strong racial equity lens, or trauma-informed interviewing practices.

For the first stage of the RFP process, BPI asks interested parties to submit a letter of interest (LOI) and to indicate whether there is a desire to lead partial scope or full scope of the project and deliverables: 1.Research and/or 2. Communication (Microsite, Video, and Graphic Design). BPI will then use the LOI to assess groups and individuals based on demonstrated interest, competence, readiness, and alignment with BPI's vision and goals.

Checkout our Request for Proposal to learn more about the project’s scope of work and deliverables. The deadline to submit a LOI is midnight, July 6.

If you have any questions, contact Shamika Starke at

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