Francisco Noguera

Request for Proposals: Work with a NextBillion Sponsor as It Relaunches Its Communications Strategy

New Ventures (NV), an initiative housed at the World Resources Institute, is one of’s sponsors. Established in 1999, it is one of the pioneering organizations supporting entrepreneurship as an engine for inclusive growth and sustainable development in emerging markets. NV is now approaching a milestone in its history with its 10th anniversary fast approaching and a new strategic plan that will be executed jointly by WRI and the a network of New Ventures Local Centers located in six of the world’s most vibrant emerging economies.

The past decade has seen a lot of activity in NV with almost 250 supported enterprises worldwide; it’s also seen a remarkable evolution of the sector where it operates with increased recognition of the role of entrepreneurship and SMEs in addressing the challenges of poverty and environmental degradation. In this context, New Ventures is entering a new phase and making important adjustments to its operating structure aiming to better serve its mission. Part of this is the redesign and relaunch of our communications strategy; the attached request for proposal (below) aims to identify capable vendors that work with us in the redesign of our visual identity and web properties.

We look forward to hearing from dynamic and capable service providers in the US and abroad. The deadline for submission of proposals is January 22, 2010. You can download the RFP clicking on the link below and also contact me directly for any further inquiries.