Request for Proposals: Fundraising Consultant

By: Thrive Economic Development

Job Summary:

Thrive Economic Development (ThriveED), a 501C3, public/private partnership serving Dodge and Jefferson Counties in Wisconsin, has issued this RFP to select a firm or consultant to coordinate and manage private sector fundraising efforts associated with our 2022-2026 Strategic Plan. The campaign is anticipated to run in the first half of calendar year 2021, with some pre-campaign kickoff work in the fourth quarter of 2020.

ThriveED wishes to accept proposals from qualified individuals or firms, ideally located in Wisconsin, experienced in working with public/private partnerships and/or economic development organizations. The organization prefers to solicit responses from those providers willing to enter into a financial contract based upon a monthly retainer, with a funds-pledged bonus payable at the end of the campaign. 


This listing is a condensed version of the RFP. The full RFP, which contains additional details and instructions for submission, can be found on the ThriveED website:

How to Apply:

Firms or individuals wishing to respond to this request should submit a cover letter along with the following, via email and hard copy, by 4:30 pm on 6/5/2020, to:

Victoria Pratt, CEcD, President, ThriveED, and to 864 Collins Rd. Suite 111, Jefferson WI 53549

Your complete response should include:

  • Cover letter indicating interest, experience and proposed fee structure for services
  • Proposed actions you will take to successfully raise funds, including:
    • Timeline
    • Costs
  • Detail regarding staff to be assigned to meet with businesses in the Dodge and Jefferson counties area
  • All other information deemed necessary/pertinent by the provider to fully respond to this opportunity