Request for Proposals: Anti-Racism Staff Training and Respite Care

Proposal Due Date: April 24, 2022

Proposal due electronically to Linnea Halsten:

Friends General Conference (FGC) seeks proposals from consulting firms, individuals, and coalitions to help the organization eliminate bias and racial harm from our 18-person staff (16 are white and two are people of African descent).

Founded in 1900, Friends General Conference is an association of local and regional Quaker organizations primarily in the United States and Canada. FGC, with Divine guidance, nurtures the spiritual vitality of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) by providing programs and services for Friends, meetings, and seekers.

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In 2018, FGC conducted an institutional assessment on anti-racism. As a part of that work, FGC adopted the guiding query “How does this decision support FGC in its goal to transform into an active anti-racist faith community?” This query is asked at all levels of decision-making within FGC.


Our goal for this training series is to challenge white FGC staff members to:

  • Engage in generative conflict around anti-racism, white privilege, and discrimination.
  • Move from bystanders to upstanders in anti-racist practice.
  • Expand their personal toolkits so they may effectively engage in conversations about racism with white colleagues and volunteers.

Our other goal is for a facilitator to provide an equally meaningful, but separate respite care activity for our staff members of African descent.

We seek partners to create and facilitate a total of eight hours, inclusive of both training and respite care.

We strongly encourage creative, collaborative submissions from multiple entities that have strengths in either area.


The total budget for this project is $6,000.


• The training must be 100% virtual
• The respite care may be virtual or local to Philadelphia, PA

Required Features of Proposals

  • What are your areas of expertise and how do they relate to FGC’s needs described in this RFP?
  • Budget
  • Timeline
  • Outline of the training sessions
  • Outline of respite care activity

FGC’s Decision-Making Process

Proposals submitted by Sunday, April 24, 2022, at 6:00pm Eastern time will be considered by the Friends for Racial Equity and Education (FREE) Committee. Final approval is made by the General Secretary. Decision will be communicated by May 31, 2022.
Finalists should be prepared to provide references. People of Color, GLBTIA+, women, and multi-racial teams are strongly encouraged to apply.

Definition of “Respite Care” in this context

“Respite Care” in the context of staff-based anti-racism training means that we are looking for the facilitation of a separate space and activity that attunes to the lived experiences of our staff members of color in the context of racism.

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