RFP - Strategic Planning Consultant

AMP's picture

Grand Performances is soliciting proposals for the purpose of engaging a consultant with expertise in leading a strategic planning process.

About Grand Performances:
In 2013 Grand Performances will be celebrating its 27th summer of presenting free performing arts that reflect the best of global
culture and inspire community among the diverse peoples of Los Angeles. The organization is nationally known for
providing Angelenos with an eclectic mix of high quality performing arts by
world-renowned artists across genres. With programming reflective of the many
cultural interests of people across the region, Grand Performances hosts
America's most diverse audience. All are welcome to enjoy this unique,
awe-inspiring venue nestled under the spectacular Downtown skyline.

Grand Performances is currently nearing the end of its existing
five-year strategic plan, and the Board of Directors has signaled its desire to
have the next iteration of its strategic plan led by an outside expert. Grand Performances is seeking an expert who can
help lead a planning process that uses a fact based approach with continual
board involvement and direction, establishes clear metrics to measure success,
and creates a formalized shared belief that unifies the organization in its
strategic direction.

Grand Performances was created as part of a master-plan for
California Plaza conceived by the City of Los Angeles’ Community Redevelopment
Agency. The plan, which included the
development of the Museum of Contemporary Art, high-rise office buildings, a
hotel and apartments, called for significant ongoing financial support for the
performing arts program from the owners of the Plaza’s corporate buildings. Incorporated as a non-profit in 1996, Grand
Performances has a dedicated board, secured grants from leading philanthropic,
government and other sources, and is directed by a nationally respected staff
of arts professionals, some who have been with the organization since its
earliest years.

Scope of Work:
Consultant will be engaged for approximately 15 months beginning in
spring 2013 until at least summer 2014. Consultant will be responsible for driving the strategic planning
process and delivery of a board-approved strategic plan that includes the
following components:

Task 1: Lead strategic planning
committee (composed of board members and others) in regular (i.e. at least
monthly) strategic planning meetings.
Task 2: Develop and implement a plan
for procuring stakeholder input and extracting data for analysis in the
strategic plan.
Task 3: Develop
a SWOT analysis based on concrete internal and external data.
Task 4: Establish
strategic themes and goals for the organization.
Task 5: Establish
objectives and measurements for success.
Task 6: Develop
a shared belief mission statement, vision statement, and values.
Task 7: Develop
a strategic execution plan based on completion of steps 1-6.

A. Company Information
a. Name of the
organization or individual proposing the work
b. Main contact
name address, phone number, e-mail, etc.
B. Previous Experience
a. Description
of similar experience developing strategic plans based on a fact-based
b. Description
of similar experience working with nonprofits within the performing arts
c. Provide at
least three (3) references for which similar work has been performed. Provide contact name, address, phone number,
e-mail, and a summary of the project(s) worked on for each respective
C. Approach to
the Scope of Work
a. Description
of how the proposer will implement the task items listed in the Scope of Work
b. Description
of a schedule for completion of each of the task items listed above.
D. Cost Proposal

Proposal Submission Information:
are due no later than 12:00PM on February 11, 2013. Proposals should be delivered in both hard
copy and digital format to:

Kate Harmatz, Operations Manager
Grand Performances
350 South Grand Ave.
Suite A-4
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 687-2196

from LA Culture Net