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Dragon Trail – Seeks Fundraiser

Newaygo County Michigan is seeking a Professional Fundraiser/Solicitor with a proven track record for excellence in developing and implementing fundraising plans and meeting fundraising goals. The ideal goal for this project is to raise the remaining funds (approximately $2.5 million) by December 31, 2021. Feasibility and benchmarks will be discussed and determined upon the selection of the contractor.

Background Information:

The Newaygo County Parks and Recreation Commission is working with Mecosta County Parks and Recreation Commission to develop Michigan’s Dragon at Hardy Dam, “The Dragon.” The Dragon is located within the Hardy Hydroelectric Project boundaries and will extend 47 miles encircling Hardy Dam Pond and will connect the many campgrounds and recreational areas that currently sit along its shores. This natural surface, multi-use trail is mostly geared towards hikers and mountain bikers.The project is in the beginning stages of construction, with five miles completed within the three most popular locations along the trail through the end of 2019. The complete construction of the trail is contingent upon funding availability. The total project cost is estimated to be approximately $3.7 million, and to date, about $900,000 has been acquired. The five miles that have been completed will open to the public in the summer of 2020, with ongoing construction to complete additional miles taking place as money is raised.

Minimum Requirements:

Bidders shall demonstrate they have the resources and capability to perform the services as described herein. The following criteria shall be met to be eligible for this contract. Failure to meet the minimum qualifications is ample cause for the bidder to be deemed non-responsive:1. Bidder shall have at least three (3) years experience with similar work2. Bidder shall designate a single point of contact.3. Bidder must be able to meet all insurance requirements as outlined in Section 8, Insurance Requirements.4. The bidder shall be in compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws or regulations governing fundraising/solicitation activity’s including and but not limited to the Michigan Charitable Organizations and Solicitations Act, MCL 400.271 where applicable.

You can view the full official request here: http://www.countyofnewaygo.com/Resources/Welcome/Dragon%20Fundraising%20RFP.pdf

Backup Link: https://fuzetv.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Dragon-Fundraising-RFP.pdf

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