Request for Proposals: Salesforce Database Implementation

The Oregon Humanities team is a small group of idealistic, collaborative, creative people who are committed to bringing Oregonians together across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. Each year, we offer hundreds of public conversations and programs across the state and tens of thousands of dollars in grants to organizations that, like us, believe in the power of people in rooms listening, learning, and struggling together. In our magazine and on our website, we publish essays, photographs, films, and audio recordings that explore the thoughts, perspectives, and experiences of Oregonians, especially those who have been ignored, generalized, or oppressed.

Oregon Humanities is seeking a consultant to design and implement a new Salesforce database to track and support our programs, communications, and development activities, and to do data migration from our existing database. For the past nine months, Oregon Humanities has been documenting and evaluating our data needs with the help of a technology project manager. This documentation, along with the strengths of our existing customized FileMaker Pro database, will be a starting point for the design of the new database.

Oregon Humanities values equity, justice, empathy, and respect as key attributes of vital, flourishing communities. We encourage proposals from candidates or organizations with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose professional and personal experiences will help us work toward our vision of an Oregon that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please request a project summary with basic specifications and background information from Maggie Starr at Use the project summary to prepare a proposal including a summary of your interest and qualifications, estimated cost and timeline, and your earliest availability to begin the project. Please submit your proposal to Maggie Starr at by 11:59 p.m. PST, September 24, 2017.