Golden LEAF Request For Proposals: Capacity Building Northeastern Region

Golden LEAF is requesting proposals from qualified entities to provide a capacity building effort to increase readiness to participate in the Foundation’s Community Based Grantsmaking Initiative (CBGI).

Golden LEAF executes its mission in collaboration with organizations that implement, monitor, and assess projects funded by Golden LEAF and others. In its work, the Foundation has found that many grantees, applicants, and communities the Foundation supports or may be interested in supporting do not have the capacity to develop or effectively execute project activity.

The Foundation believes these organizations and communities could benefit from technical assistance and capacity building for organizations and people involved in program work, so they can be more inclusive and grow visionary leaders with the ability to transform their rural communities. These communities and organizations also need the technical capacity to design and carry out projects, including: strategic thinking that can result in responsible implementation plans that are useful in navigating the grantsmaking process, evaluation capacity that is outcome-driven and focused, and continuous improvement practices and processes that are useful in assessing progress and modifying action to achieve sustainable program activity.

The Foundation desires to build the capacity of leaders in the communities it serves. The Foundation is interested in adding a capacity-building component to its planned Community-Based Grantsmaking Initiative to increase the readiness of economic and community leaders in the Northeast Prosperity Zone (Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, and Washington counties) to effectively collaborate and participate in a process that will prepare the region for participation in the proposed 2018-19 Community Based Grant Initiative.

Click here to access the Golden LEAF Request For Proposals: Capacity Building Northeastern Region.

Please submit your response to this request for proposal by September 1, 2017. A signed copy of the proposal should be submitted to Dan Gerlach at Any questions regarding this request should be directed to Dan Gerlach at 888-684-8404 or

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