Strategic Fund Development Consultant
This Request for Proposal (RFP) aims to seek the services of a qualified Strategic Fund Development Consultant (individuals or firms) to provide their expertise, guidance, and innovative strategies in enhancing our organization's fund development endeavors. We anticipate the consultant's role to encompass a comprehensive review of our organizational operations, assessment of our assets and needs, and formulation of a strategic fund development plan to achieve the AHC’s strategic goals and strengthen key areas of operations as well as to enhance our long-term financial viability. Specifically, we require the consultant to meticulously examine and develop strategies and a well-structured staged implementation plan to enhance our organizational resource base by amplifying our capabilities in promotions, marketing, and use of mainstream and social media. We also establish pertinent policies and procedures, and an internal fund development capacity-building strategy.
Through this project, we aim to attain a more refined and effective approach to fund development initiatives that align seamlessly with our organizational goals and aspirations.
Action for Healthy Communities Society of Alberta (AHC) is a leading organization in Alberta committed to supporting equity-deserving individuals and groups to build their capacities and shape a healthy and vibrant community since 1995. AHC works with Albertans to build connections within communities by making it easier for individuals and diverse groups to develop actions that improve their community’s health and well-being.
AHC currently works with over 20,000 clients every year, including newcomers refugees, and other equity-deserving individuals and communities in the greater Edmonton Area and Northern Alberta. We plan to expand its supports to other provinces in the Prairies and Northern Territories in the next couple of years. Our services include settlement and integration for newcomers, employment and entrepreneurship development support, literacy and skills development, children, youth, and families support, Mental Health, and other relevant supports and services related to individual and community capacity building.
AHC works with all people, especially with equity-deserving individuals and communities, to build their capacity to address the determinants of well-being and prosperity.
Active individuals and groups are committed to using their skills, knowledge, culture, and values to build a stronger and healthier society.
As our organization, clientele, and reach have rapidly expanded and our stakeholders have become more diverse over the past few years, we are seeking to enhance our efforts to diversify our funding base to align it with the current and future needs of the organization.
AHC has built and maintained long-standing relationships with the majority of its funders. Through developing and implementing innovative and responsive programs and services, AHC is attracting more resource providers on an ongoing basis.
Currently, we are dependent on grant funding from a diverse base of funders, including all three levels of the Government, private foundations, corporate sector, small businesses, and individuals to support our programs and services for a wide variety of our clients and program participants. However, most of the funding we receive from these sources is tied to different programs and services through multi-year funding agreements. The current funding model limits our capacity to serve the diverse needs of our clientele as well as restricts our long-term viability. Our current restricted vs unrestricted funding ratio is about 90:10.
The incumbent will most prominently be involved in strategically developing our financial capacity-building strategies and an implementation plan to help our daily operations as well as ensuring our long-term sustainability in light of our current growth pattern and future needs. The implementation instruments, including fund-raising guides and other tools /templates developed through this project, should cater to our needs for the next five years, keeping our growth trajectory in mind.
Scope of Work
We expect the fund development consultant to perform a comprehensive assessment of our current key assets, identify and assess our funding needs, analyze findings, develop strategic solutions, and provide actionable implementation recommendations for an appropriate funding model, enhancing our fund development capacity, as well as any other pertinent areas identified during the assessment:
Please provide a financial proposal to undertake the project according to its scope and timelines.
The submissions must include the following:
Proposals meeting mandatory requirements will be evaluated with the following criteria:
The selected consultant will be expected to deliver the following:
Action for Healthy Communities will negotiate contract terms upon selection, and a project will be awarded upon signing of an agreement or contract, which outlines terms, scope, budget, and other necessary items
Please submit your proposals via email to by Monday, March 4th, 2024.
Need additional information?
If additional information is required regarding this RFP, please email Aftab Khan
or call 780.944.4687 Ext.224 to schedule a day/time to answer your proposal-related questions.
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