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Requests for Proposals

We regularly do open calls for proposals or qualifications to find partners who will help us do our work. 

Current Requests

Request for proposals: Consultant for Staff Development in constructive conflict

We are requesting proposals for a consulting partner to support and build skills for engaging in courageous conversations and constructive conflict, with the goal of increasing psychological safety and advancing our goals to be an equitable and anti-racist organization.

Download the RFP for details (PDF)

Proposals are due by noon Central on Friday, February 12, 2021 via email to talent@bushfoundation.org. Please include 'RFP response: [insert your organization's name]' in the subject line.

If you have any questions, please contact Eileen Briggs or Gao Lee, Equity Team co-chairs and project leads at talent@bushfoundation.org or (651) 379-2253.

Request for Information: Search and Recruitment Partner

We maintain 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 Fifth Street East, Suite 2400, Saint Paul, MN 55101.

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

Recently Closed Requests

We seek a consultant partner to review classifications and compensation for our staff. We are heading towards a more integrated, less siloed way of working and are seeking expert guidance to help us as we modify current roles and create new ones.

Download the RFP (PDF) for full details.

Proposal deadline was December 11, 2020.

We seek a partner to plan and execute our annual education convening, Student Centered Learning for Equity, in 2021 and 2022. The goal of the event is to inspire, equip and connect leaders to spread student-centered learning across our region; more than 600 people registered to attend the virtual event in 2020. This annual event is important to the movement-building goals of the education initiative and we seek a partner close to this work that can serve as the primary event manager.

Download the RFP (PDF) for full details. 

Responses were due December 3, 2020.

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.

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.

Proposals were due April 16, 2020.

We are seeking a consultant to gather feedback on the clarity and effectiveness of our program descriptions. This work will include outreach to the feedback group, scheduling and conducting interviews, analyzing data and delivering a final report of feedback and recommendations.

Download the RFP (PDF) for project scope and timeline details.

Deadline for submissions was March 23, 2020.

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. 

Response deadline was January 31, 2020