Wheel B. Herd Inc
d/b/a Slow Roll Buffalo
Fundraising Consultant
Request for Proposals
October 23, 2020


Slow Roll Buffalo, a newly independent 501(c)3 is seeking proposals for professional fundraising services in developing and implementing a fundraising campaign and sustainability plan for the 2021 fiscal year. 


Slow Roll Buffalo (SRB) is one of the world’s largest free and inclusive community bike rides. Founded in 2014, SRB connects communities through guided rides for bicyclists of all ages and skill levels. With a slow pace and volunteer squad that keeps riders safe and social, each ride features a different host site and unique route around the city, including stops to regroup and meet neighborhood stakeholders before returning for an afterparty with food, drinks, music and fellowship.

Scope of Work

SRB is seeking a fundraising consultant with a proven record of developing organizational fundraising capacity, grant writing, securing corporate sponsorships, and managing individual donor campaigns. 


The consultant will:

  1. Conduct a kick-off meeting with the fundraising committee to co-create a reasonable timeline with actionable steps, deliverables, milestones, and clear objectives. 
  2. Conduct an audit of SRB’s current fundraising capacity. 
  3. Work with the board to compile a list of past donors/sponsors, and potential donors/ sponsors. 
  4. Developing a strategic multi-year fundraising and implementation plan that includes strategies to increase SRB’s fundraising efforts from diverse sectors reflective and in alignment with the organizational mission, vision, culture and capacity.
  5. Developing a pitch deck based on the fundraising plan.
  6. Identify grant opportunities and work with the board to create a calendar of deadlines. 
  7. Providing ongoing consulting/coaching during the implementation stage.


Fundraising Proposal Schedule and Submission

Issue Request for Proposal                                       October 23, 2020
Proposal Due                                                               November 2, 2020
Selection of Successful Proposer                             November 6, 2020
Execute Contract with Selected Proposer             November 10, 2020

Interested talent should submit a proposal including resume and three references who can speak to your success in similar projects, no later than 2pm Monday November 2, 2020 to SRB at 604 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo NY 14207.  Email submissions can be sent to slowrollbuffalo@gmail.com. Those not interested in doing this work but who want to donate toward an awesome 2021 season can support us at www.slowrollbuffalo.org/donate