Fundraising Services: Request for Proposal


The, Inc. (“A250”) is requesting proposals from highly experienced firms that focus on philanthropy, fundraising, and development services, to assist in nationwide fundraising efforts in support of our Nation’s Semiquincentennial (250th Anniversary), which culminates on July 4, 2026. A250 requests proposals and plans from seasoned fundraising firms with comprehensive experience including their own leads and contacts across various donor segments (corporations, individuals, foundations). We welcome a wide range of prospective vendors, from larger firms to smaller agencies.

A250 intends to find a vendor that will become an integral part of its development and fundraising arm supporting short and long-term fundraising goals and donor cultivation efforts and to provide strategic guidance from July 2024 – June 2025, with the possibility of extension for additional terms.

All proposals must include the firm’s capabilities, previous experience, specific approach, fundraising philosophy, list of current State registrations as a professional solicitor (or relevant definition per State law signifying the direct solicitation to citizens in that state) and focus areas. Firms are encouraged to provide examples of collateral they have produced, firm financials, and an overall company profile, including staff demographic information.

Key Dates

  • RFP issue date: April 5, 2024
  • Questions due: April 19, 2024
  • Response to questions: May 3, 2024
  • Proposal due date and time: June 7, 2024, 11:59pm ET
  • Anticipated contract award date: July 1, 2024

NOTICE: The RFP has been modified to remove the intent to participate notification. Additionally, all potential bidders may request a copy of the questions provided by other potential bidders and A250’s responses. Contact Kay Durante ([email protected]) for the most current copy.


Fundraising RFP