Repair the World Index Request for Proposals
Deadline: April 30, 2010
Repair the World is a new national nonprofit organization that was founded in 2009 to inspire and build a movement that makes service a defining element of American Jewish life, learning, and leadership.
Repair the World is commissioning a piece of research (currently referred to as the "Repair the World Index") in 2010 to better understand the service-related attitudes and behaviors of American Jews aged approximately 18-30. The idea is to get information that will be helpful for Jewish institutions -- including Jewish service learning program providers -- about the service-related interests and behaviors of this age cohort, and to establish a baseline for measuring change over time.
We will engage a two-step process for this RFP -- first inviting a 2-3 page "concept paper" outlining the general approach you might take to the project; and then inviting a more formal proposal from a select group of respondents. Our goal is to have a vendor selected for this project no later than May 31, 2010, with a plan to commence the research by June 30, 2010. We seek to conclude the project no later than the end of 2010.
We ask that by April 9th you indicate if you have interest in this project and intend to submit a 2-3 page concept paper.
Should you choose to submit a concept paper we ask that you include your responses to the following questions:
1. How will you define, set parameters for, etc. the terms "service," "social justice," and "social change?"
2. How will you approach the sampling frame for this study?
3. How will you incorporate prior/other measures toward ensuring some comparability?
4. How will you define and what constructs will you use for inquiry into "Jewish identity" and "Jewish values?"
The concept paper is due on or before April 30, 2010.
For more information:
Dr. Wendy Rosov, at email@example.com.