United Community, a leading nonprofit community service provider based in Fairfax County, Virginia, seeks a consulting resource to guide and support a Collective Impact initiative with a long-term goal of reducing poverty and advancing equity in two census tracts in the county. The ideal consultant or firm will:

• have a demonstrated track record of success in the Washington, DC region;
• have experience in designing, directing and supporting the early phases of Collective Impact initiatives;
• be knowledgeable about how to develop capacities and networks needed to sustain a Collective Impact initiative over a period of years in order to address “upstream” policy and systems change, beyond “downstream” needs of community residents; and
• either, have the expertise to design and execute a streamlined evaluation component; or, be able to refer evaluation expertise to the initiative.

On or before September 27, 2019, please submit a brief proposal and attachments including:

• Statement of interest and fit
• Evidence of experience in consulting for Collective Impact initiatives
• Proposed scope of services and estimated level of effort
• Statement of qualifications (firm and team members)
• Preliminary fee estimate
• References (3)
• Availability for interviews during the week of October 7, 2019

United Community invites proposal submissions digitally or in print, to the attention of Alison DeCourcey, Executive Director, United Community. For more information and guidance, please refer to attachments including Request for Proposal, Phase 1 Findings, and Phase 2 Design Document (Draft)