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Supporting leaders responsible for tribal financial systems: Request for Proposals (RFP)

We seek a partner to develop and implement a leadership cohort program to inspire, equip and connect tribal leaders to develop stronger tribal government financial systems. Participants may include elected officials, department heads, finance officers or others responsible for financial management and leadership, who come from or work within the 23 Native nations in our region.

The leadership program should:

  • Inspire more people to improve tribal financial systems and help them think bigger and think differently about the impact they can have. 
  • Equip people with the skills and resources they need to effectively improve tribal financial systems.
  • Connect and strengthen networks of people to support each other in improving tribal financial systems.

As part of the project, an evaluation of the training program will need to be conducted. The Foundation is particularly interested in how the program inspires, equips and connects cohort participants.

Download the RFP (PDF) for detailed instructions.

Submit your proposal with contact information by email to Eileen Briggs at ebriggs@bushfoundation.org by end of day Thursday, February 13, 2020. 

Proposals should be no more than ten pages. Please fill out and include a Vendor Demographic form (included in the RFP PDF).

If you have any questions, contact Eileen Briggs at 651-379-2253 or ebriggs@bushfoundaton.org, or schedule a call with her.

Impact Investment Fund Manager Request for Information (RFI)

We are seeking fund managers and intermediaries (entities seeking to raise capital to make investments in other organizations) that make a positive impact on place and equity in capital markets. More specifically, we are looking for fund managers and intermediaries that invest in organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography, and that invest to benefit people and places not well served by traditional financial markets. 

Download the RFI (PDF) for detailed instructions and to be considered as a potential partner.

Watch our recorded webinar from December 19 to learn more about this opportunity.

Review our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF), updated on January 22, for more information about this opportunity.

Responses are due by January 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Central and can be sent to investments@bushfoundation.org.

Search and Recruitment Partner Request for Information (RFI)

We're developing a list of potential search and recruitment partners.

Our goal is to expand our network and offer potential partners the chance to understand our priorities and goals ahead of a specific request for a proposal. Because the need for a specific search usually occurs unexpectedly and with some urgency, we hope that doing some pre-work will help us build a broader network of search partners with diverse expertise and interests.

We plan to go to this list when a vacancy occurs and identify partners who are well suited to the specific search so that we can have more specific conversations about capacity, timing and contract terms.

DOWNLOAD THE RFI (PDF) for instructions and if you wish to be added to our list.

Responses can be sent to Talent@bushfoundation.org or to Attn: Talent Development, Bush Foundation, 101 East Fifth Street, #2400, St. Paul, MN 55101.

We will add partners to this list as they come in.


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