Powering Cultural Futures: Seeking Consultants

The Barr Foundation (Barr) seeks consultant partners to support the newly launched cohort, Powering Cultural Futures (PCF), a new six-year initiative that provides funding, technical assistance, peer networking, and other supports to a diverse cohort of 15 BIPOC-rooted organizations in Massachusetts.

Details for the roles of a team of consultants to lead initiative activities in the first year, which are:

  • Organizational Development Consultant will guide each organization in the PCF cohort through a collaborative self-assessment and prioritization process, resulting in a set of customized capacity-building recommendations, as well as plan and implement 2-3 trainings on organizational development topics for the entire cohort. The initial contract period for this role will be one year (May 2022 - April 2023).
  • Cohort Convener will facilitate a group process for the cohort to establish shared expectations and values; engage in trust building; and identify needs and peer resource assets across the cohort for the purposes of peer learning. The initial contract period for this role will be for one year (May 2022 - April 2023).
  • Program Manager will oversee initiative operations, consultant deadlines, and internal communications; co-design a learning agenda with the cohort; and other tasks to be determined that support the cohort, Barr, and the consultant team. The initial contract period for this role will be for 18 months (May 2022 – October 2023).

Full proposals are due to Giles Li, Senior Program Officer at gli@barrfoundation.org by Thursday, March 24, 2022.