Davenport, Iowa Humane Society Fundraising Consultant RFP

The City of Davenport, Iowa invites qualified vendors to submit proposals for providing fundraising consultant services for the Humane Society of Scott County (HSSC) major donor and institutional fundraising campaigns.

Scope of Work

Humane Society of Scott County is seeking assistance in the evaluation and enhancement of its fundraising processes, including current annual giving programs, creating a case for support for the new capital project, and conducting a feasibility study to assess donor interest in all or part of this ambitious project. The consultant will be asked to lead strategic fundraising to support a capital campaign with a target range of $8-12 million. The City of Davenport has budgeted up to $50,000 for this work over a period of up to six months, with the possibility of an extension with approvals. The consultant’s responsibilities may include:

  • A multi-year fundraising and implementation plan that includes solicitation strategies to increase HSSC fundraising efforts from private sector, foundations, individuals, or other potential donors in alignment with the organization’s mission and values
  • Communications strategy and branded marketing materials targeting individual donors and institutional fundraising
  • Prospect list that includes potential donors
  • Identify strategies and resources necessary to conduct a successful campaign
  • Support the implementation and launch of the campaign
  • Train appropriate leadership to support campaign solicitations and cultivation
  • Reporting or giving presentations to stakeholders that may include the HSSC Board of Directors, Davenport City Council, or other groups.

View the full RFP on The City of Davenports website.

Submission Information

Lastly, the deadline to submit proposals is due at 3:00pm CST on Friday May 17th, 2024.

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