RFP: DEI Affinity Group Facilitators

Website MoveOn


MoveOn Overview:

MoveOn is the largest rapid response political campaigning organization in the United States. We wield independent political power by bringing millions together to take action and mobilize for a just society where everyone can thrive.

For more than a generation, MoveOn has been the homebase for millions of people who refuse to accept the status quo and are moved to take action for progress. We have consistently been a bulwark against the radical right, channeling our voices to end wars, protect democracy, and advance justice for all.

Project title: DEI Affinity Group Facilitators

Project begins: Jun 17, 2024

Project length: June 17, 2024 – September 30, 2024

Project Overview: MoveOn’s People and Organizational Development Team is looking for consultants/external facilitators who will design and facilitate our affinity groups or race-based caucuses.

Currently, we have 5 affinity groups/caucuses:

Black POC
Latinx POC
Non-Black/Non-Latinx POC
Mixed-race POC
White Working Group

We are expecting the group discussions to take place for one (1) hour at least twice a month that creates a safe space for staff to speak about challenges and joy at work and a space for staff to propose meaningful next steps to the People Team to make MoveOn a workplace where all our staff can thrive and have a sense of belonging.

We expect facilitators to have the same identity as the affinity group they are facilitating.

RFP submission date: Please submit to [email protected] by May 30, 2024 and put DEI Facilitation in the subject line.

Scope of work:

Design and facilitate 6 to 8 sessions of small group discussions for 5 affinity groups.
Create tools for equity analysis or equity lens that staff can use in their day-to-day work.
One session of debrief and recommendations of next steps with the People Team.

Required Qualifications:

Experience and proven ability to design training and group discussions related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Experience as DEI staff person or consultant with other progressive or social justice organizations.
Strong knowledge of uprooting white supremacy and racial justice.
Strong facilitation skills. Proven ability to hold safe spaces and facilitate difficult conversations.


Proposal submissions:  Please submit a proposal which includes the following information below:


Background: Company name and contact information. Brief biography of the facilitators.
Experience: Tell us about your relevant experience designing and facilitating DEI affinity groups or caucuses. Please include at least 3 clients and their contact information, preferably within the progressive and social justice movement, that we can reach out to for references.
Equity: Please explain how your firm has advanced the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Please state how that is reflected in the leadership, ownership, and work of the firm. Please share how you will center equity in your work for this project.
Location: RFP is open to firms in the contiguous US.
Cost and availability: Please include an estimate for hourly rate or project rate in your proposal and any limitations on your availability. If you are submitting an estimated hourly rate, please include an estimate of how many hours you think you will need to complete this project. If you submit a project rate, a breakdown of action steps would be helpful for us.

Most-favorable terms:


MoveOn reserves the right to make an award without further discussion of the proposal submitted. Therefore, the proposal should be submitted initially on the most favorable terms that the consultant could propose. There will be no best-and-final-offer procedure. MoveOn does reserve the right to contact the consultant for clarification of its proposal.
The consultant should be prepared to accept this request for proposal for incorporation into a contract resulting from this request for proposal. Contract negotiations may incorporate some or the consultant’s entire proposal. It is understood that the proposal will become a part of the official procurement file on this matter without obligation to MoveOn.
No obligation to contract

This request for proposal does not obligate MoveOn to contract for services specified herein.


Rejection of proposals

MoveOn reserves the right at its sole discretion to reject any and all proposals received without penalty and not to issue a contract as a result of this request for proposal.



The consultant will adopt and disseminate a policy that the vendor, in employment, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, ethnic identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, economic status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected basis.