Public Relations Consulting Opportunity (Request for Proposal)

Title: Public Relations Consulting Opportunity (Request for Proposal)

Date Posted: February 11, 2019

Submissions deadline: Feb. 25

Estimated Project Duration: March – September 2019, with an expectation to extend


FUSE Corps Overview

FUSE is a national nonprofit that partners with local government agencies on a range of issues, including economic and workforce development, healthcare, public safety, climate change, and education. FUSE’s approach centers around a year-long executive fellowship program, which embeds fellows with city and county agencies to help governments tackle the biggest challenges facing urban communities. During their fellowships, FUSE fellows help to craft new policy, roll out new public services, and improve existing programs in order to better serve community members.

Since 2011, FUSE has placed 137 fellows in more than 20 communities throughout the country. After their fellowship year, more than 50 percent of alumni have continued to work in civic leadership roles, and 90 percent of our partner governments have returned each year with requests to host additional fellows.

Through our projects, we strive to help build communities where people from all walks of life can afford to live in safe neighborhoods with strong economies, high employment rates and living wages, and have access to healthcare and educational opportunities.

Public Relations Goals

FUSE is seeking to raise brand awareness and credibility through media coverage. Currently, FUSE is known best among government partners who have already worked with our program. Our goal is to expand that audience of civic leaders and innovators.

We believe our biggest opportunity to effect widespread systemic change is by sharing stories of innovative best practices. Through self-published articles on our site and through partnerships with existing media organizations that have similar audiences, we hope to inspire leaders who are reinventing government to imagine the possibilities for themselves, as well as to offer replicable strategies.

To do this, FUSE must be viewed as a center of excellence for innovative best practices. We have great potential to showcase our work through a number of storytelling and media initiatives.

We are seeking a public relationship firm or PR professional to expand our reach through earned major media coverage of FUSE.

Scope Of Work

The agency or public relations professional will be hired to place 3-5 stories in strategic media outlets and markets as quickly as possible. This requires:


Guidance For Responses

Interested applicants should email their firm overview or resume/portfolio and letter of interest to jobs@fusecorps.org. Subject line should read: Public Relations Consulting

Within the letter of interest, please address the qualifications mentioned above, describing:


FUSE Corps is an equal opportunity employer with a core value of incorporating diverse perspectives into our work at every level. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this position.