What is a request for proposal?

A request for proposal (RFP) is a document that solicits a proposal, often made through a bidding process, by an agency or company interested in procurement of a commodity, service, or valuable asset, to potential suppliers to submit business proposals.

Quite a few of our clients in healthcare, education, and the arts are required to request proposals to decide on their donor recognition partner.

Why are request for proposals important?

For many of our clients in healthcare, education, and the arts, RFPs play a pivotal role in their operations.


They help many of our clients request proposals to decide on their donor recognition partner. 


They are vital because they: 


Offer transparency 

RFPs ensure a clear and transparent as well as competitive procurement process, maintaining the integrity of the system.

Enable decision-making

They simplify the decision-making process by enabling organizations to compare multiple partners based on standardized criteria.

Aid budget management

By inviting multiple bids, organizations can ensure they get the best value for their investment, while keeping costs in check.

What are RFP best practices?

For those new to the process or are looking to improve existing procedures, we’ve compiled a brief list of sound practices to make your RFP more effective.


Define Objectives

Before putting pen to paper, have a clear understanding of what you want to achieve. 

Be Transparent with Requirements

Clearly list out any prerequisites ensuring partners know exactly what you’re looking for.

Timeline Management

Clearly state the submission deadline, evaluation period, and projected start date.



Ready to discuss your RFP?

Crafting a request for proposal can be challenging, especially if it’s your first time venturing into the unknown. 

At Brook Global, we understand the intricacies of the RFP process and have a proven track record of successfully partnering with organizations to meet their donor recognition needs.

Whether you have your RFP ready and you’d like to invite us to respond to it, or could use some guidance putting one together, we can help today.

Valuable Resources

Read our most recent blog for valuable resources and tools for putting together your RFP

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