The Field Trip RFP is a public submission process to collect proposals for potential field trip sites for Baltimore Homecoming’s annual event. The purpose is to select and provide several potential field trip sites and provide returning alumni with new experiences through these diverse non-profit organizations.
The Field Trip RFP is a perfect opportunity to highlight local non-profits doing unique and valuable work in Baltimore. The Field Trip RFP introduces alumni to both small and large venues and provides an opportunity for connection and collaboration.
Who is eligible?
We are looking for non-profit organizations that are registered 501(c)3 organizations, in Good Standing, located in Baltimore City.
What is the selection criteria?
Our Selection Committee will review submissions and select semi-finalists on the basis of the following factors:
- Impact (30%): What challenges has the applicant sought to address? What progress have they made? Have they transformed the lives of individuals? Touched the lives of many?
- Inspiration and mobilization (30%): Did the applicant inspire others to take action? Did they work to organize others within their neighborhood or across Baltimore as a whole?
- Creativity (30%): Did the applicant’s work break new ground or create a new model for change?
- Logistics (10%): Does the applicant have the capacity to host and deliver a meaningful experience to attendees.
Starting September 7th, nonprofit organizations may submit an online application to be considered. Deadline to submit the initial application is October 15th.
At the beginning of November, the Homecoming Program Committee will narrow the full list of applicants to a smaller number of semi-finalists. Semi-finalists will be invited to submit full detailed proposals for further consideration. Deadline to submit full proposals will be December 31st.
Selected organizations will be notified in January. Final Field Trips will be announced publicly in a press release.