Background & Goals

ACCE is a family of community-based organizations founded in 2010 with the goal of building power for California’s most vulnerable and marginalized populations. Through grassroots base building, leadership development, issue campaigning, and strategic communications, ACCE builds community power that can be leveraged to win for communities, shift hearts and minds, dismantle structures of oppression and inequality, and create new structures that promote equity, inclusion, strong public services, and truly democratic representation. We have 5 offices throughout the state located in San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Richmond, and Sacramento and through those offices educate and activate over 15,000 member families, a base that grows each month.


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ACCE is seeking the services of an Organizational Development consultant to carry out a strategic direction process with our staff and community leaders that will increase the effectiveness of our base building work, sharpen our organizational direction for the next decade of work, and align our fundraising strategies and staff/chapter structures to match our new organizational imperatives. The contract will be given to a responsive and responsible consultant who

  • Respects our organizational values, culture, and mission

  • Is able to help us identify areas of growth and draw out our best thinking and ideas to address those areas

  • Will facilitate explorations of potential new tactics to reach our powerbuilding and organizational goals

  • Will help us make decisions based on priority and capacity

  • The selected consultant will be expected to produce a (set of) final product(s) that will guide our work after the engagement.

Tasks include but may not be limited to the following:

  • Interviews with ACCE staff, member leaders and boards of directors

  • Planning meetings to prepare for small or large group meetings

  • In person meetings with staff, members, and boards to develop plans, test proposals, and come to agreements

  • If requested, helping connect ACCE with other organizations or practitioners to better understand potential tactical shifts in our organizing model

  • Assistance with scheduling meetings

  • Capturing notes and synthesizing results from meetings and interviews

  • Developing tools/visuals that capture our decisions and help guide our work moving

  • While price is a significant factor, other criteria will form the basis of our award decision, as more fully described in the Evaluation Factors section of this Request for Proposal below.

A donation to ACCE Institute is an investment in individual and systemic transformation. Every dollar we receive is put to work in the fight to create an equitable, inclusive, and just California. Your tax-deductible donation will help provide research, training, and education in support of powerful grassroots leadership.