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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Strategic Planning Process Facilitator

I. Introduction

The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) is seeking a Strategic Planning Process Facilitator to lead us in crafting a forward-looking strategic plan that aligns with our mission, values, and long-term objectives.

II. Background

GNCC is committed to advancing the interests of our membership through advocacy and services, building prosperity for the people of Niagara. As a non-profit organization, the organization operates under the strategic guidance and governance of a Board of Directors with additional input and advice from a series of Councils.

Vision: Niagara to be at our economic and social best.

The current Strategic Plan (2022–24) includes the three strategic pillars of a) Maximizing Member Services; b) Optimize Business Advocacy and c) Strengthen Organizational Capacity.

III. Objective

This RFP seeks a qualified facilitator to guide GNCC through a comprehensive and inclusive strategic planning process, ensuring our strategic vision reflects our aspirations and sets a clear direction.

IV. Scope of Work

The selected facilitator will:

  • Assess current status.
  • Lead structured planning sessions with board, staff, and stakeholders.
  • Conduct an environmental scan.
  • Draft the strategic plan.
  • Present the draft for feedback.
  • Finalize the plan.

V. Proposal Submission

Submit proposals electronically to by November 30, 2023. Please include a cover letter, proposal, relevant experience, budget, and references.

VI. Selection Criteria

Selection is based on relevant experience, successful facilitation history, proposal quality, competitive pricing, and strong references.

For inquiries, contact Mishka Balsom at; 905 684-2361 ext. 227

We eagerly await your proposals to shape our future.

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