At ICADV, we believe that violence is fueled by inequities between people. We recognize the disproportionate impacts that violence has on people with identities that have been marginalized, including people of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community.
Historically, the work of ICADV, like most domestic violence programs founded in the 1970s and 1980s, was narrowly focused on addressing power differences based on gender, and centered the needs of white, heterosexual, female-identified victims. In 2017, ICADV adopted an organizational equity plan to redress this history of exclusion in our field, and to work towards a landscape where domestic violence programs and services would be accessible, relevant and supportive for all survivors.
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and during the social justice movement that followed, we felt a renewed responsibility to articulate our commitment to racial justice by reexamining our existing equity plan to reaffirm who we are as an organization. We released our 2021 Equity Statement and Organizational plan, in a spirit of obligation and transparency.
The plan takes a whole agency approach to ensure that domestic violence programs and services are accessible and welcoming for survivors with all identities. More broadly, it seeks to reduce inequities in our work by moving power through resources, leadership, representation, and decision-making out to communities that have been marginalized. All areas of Coalition operations are included in the plan, and all members of the staff and board of directors have responsibilities in enacting the plan.
ICADV is seeking the services of a consultant (individual or firm) to facilitate the implementation of the Coalition’s Organizational Equity Plan to establish an inclusive, representative organizational infrastructure across all aspects of operations. The consultant selected must have proven expertise and demonstrated hands-on experience guiding non-profit agencies through the implementation and successful completion of organization-wide DEI transformation.
The scope of work outlines the phases and deliverables of the project. However, ICADV may consider an alternative approach to the project if proposed by the consultant. The consultant will also understand the environmental context in which our approach should be delivered both internally and externally within a now largely virtual workforce. Implementation strategies proposed must align with our mission, values, programs, our audience, and those we serve, staff, and our Board of Directors.
ICADV invites you to apply for this opportunity. RFP can be found here and proposals are due by February 28, 2022.