RFP for Strategic Planning Consultant – June 30

Posted by Urban Tree Connection on April 21, 2020

Purpose: The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to solicit proposals from consultants to work with Urban Tree Connection’s (UTC) strategic planning committee of Board, Staff, and community leaders in the creation of a 5-year strategic plan.

Who Should Apply: UTC is seeking a consultant who has demonstrated experience in successfully developing participatory/consensus-building strategic plans, has strong facilitation skills, has proven experience with non-profit strategic planning, and a strong understanding of the structure and purpose of building an anti-oppression multi-racial working class organizational and membership base.

Mission & History: Urban Tree Connection’s mission is to build a neighborhood rooted food and land system through community leadership development and land-based strategies in West Philadelphia. Founded in 1989, UTC works primarily with residents of West Philadelphia’s Haddington neighborhood to develop community-driven greening and gardening projects on vacant land. Over the past two decades, UTC has partnered with residents to redevelop 29 vacant lots, totaling more than 86,000 square feet of land. Together, we have repurposed these spaces for communal growing and gathering, sustainable food production and affordable food distribution, and multi-generational community health and wellness education. We aim to cultivate community leadership, improve community health, and develop a local sustainable equitable food system. Learn more about the Urban Tree Connection: http://www.urbantreeconnection.org/.

Timeline: UTC will be soliciting proposals from consultants through June 30th.  Access to all RFP materials can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JPgE7zeKQFVmrxlVNGvgIcsDPV6-YpfG. UTC will hold an online info session for all for interested applicants on May 11th from 5:30-6:30pm.

Learn more and apply: https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/3bf9bc58ff1a4022995b9f352bf1c17c-strategic-planning-consultant-urban-tree-connection-philadelphia

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