Institutional Partner to Global Compact Network USA, Inc.

Project: Research project

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Institutional Partner to Global Compact Network USA, Inc. Institutional Partner to Global Compact Network USA, Inc. Thunderbird is uniquely qualified to serve as the Institutional Partner (IP) to Network USA and the Board of the Global Compact. Not only does the school have the experience and expertise, but Thunderbird as an institution is exceptionally strong at developing effective working partnerships. Flexible, innovative, and creative, we work closely with our partners to execute together. Should Thunderbird be selected as the IP to Network USA, we expect that we would enter into the first year of the partnership playing a support role. While we expect that there will be certain operational elements that will be our sole responsibility, we understand that part of the first years experience will be to determine how we can add the most value to Network USA. We are comfortable entering into a partnership with Network USA that may shift over time. Thunderbirds intent is to become a long-term partner and to offer up whatever support possible to help spread and deepen the impact of the Global Compact. This Scope of Work has been developed based on our read of the RFP and the Questions and Answers document. We expect that should we be asked to engage in further negotiations with Network USA in the deliberation phase, that the scope of work may change during those discussions. This scope is an example of what Thunderbird can do, but it is by no means the limit of what we would like to offer to Network USA. In the first year of this relationship, Thunderbird would fulfill several key roles: 1. Expert advising to the Board, members, and Network USA 2. Knowledge creation and dissemination (assisting in tracking and analyzing data, conducting research/reports for potential publication) 3. Providing access to subject matter expertise as speakers, support in creating events and communication pieces, and to support members requests 4. Assisting in the recruitment and evaluation of new members 5. Supporting Network USA in handling aspects of routine communications (bimonthly newsletter, online meetings, announcements, invitations) 6. Supporting and creating events: attending key events, holding two network events at our hubs, offering faculty and other experts (alumni and corporate partners) as potential speakers, providing volunteers and other personnel to support the annual symposium Institutional Partner to Global Compact Network USA, Inc. Thunderbird School of Global Management is pleased to have the opportunity to continue in the role of the Institutional Partner of Network USA. In our first year of partnership, we learned and accomplished a great deal. This gives us a strong foundation to build on as we work together to transition Network USA into an independent and growing organization. Considering the work completed in 2019 and looking forward to 2020, we anticipate our activities will fall into two main categories: (1) support of core Network USA operational efforts; and (2) programmatic support of the Young SDG Innovators Program (YSIP). Each of these categories would be supported through different funding streams. Core activities would be supported by the renewed annual grant from the Board; YSIP would be supported through a separate stream of funding pursued jointly between the Engagement Director and Thunderbird. The core activities supported by Thunderbird could cover a wide array of work, but we would work closely with the Engagement Director for direction on which activities should be prioritized. While not an exhaustive list, we expect the core activities to include: Institutional Partner to Global Compact Network USA, Inc.: Young SDG Innovators Program Cohort 2 Institutional Partner to Global Compact Network USA, Inc. Thunderbird is uniquely qualified to serve as the Institutional Partner (IP) to Network USA and the Board of the Global Compact. Not only does the school have the experience and expertise, but Thunderbird as an institution is exceptionally strong at developing effective working partnerships. Flexible, innovative, and creative, we work closely with our partners to execute together. Should Thunderbird be selected as the IP to Network USA, we expect that we would enter into the first year of the partnership playing a support role. While we expect that there will be certain operational elements that will be our sole responsibility, we understand that part of the first years experience will be to determine how we can add the most value to Network USA. We are comfortable entering into a partnership with Network USA that may shift over time. Thunderbirds intent is to become a long-term partner and to offer up whatever support possible to help spread and deepen the impact of the Global Compact. This Scope of Work has been developed based on our read of the RFP and the Questions and Answers document. We expect that should we be asked to engage in further negotiations with Network USA in the deliberation phase, that the scope of work may change during those discussions. This scope is an example of what Thunderbird can do, but it is by no means the limit of what we would like to offer to Network USA. In the first year of this relationship, Thunderbird would fulfill several key roles: 1. Expert advising to the Board, members, and Network USA 2. Knowledge creation and dissemination (assisting in tracking and analyzing data, conducting research/reports for potential publication) 3. Providing access to subject matter expertise as speakers, support in creating events and communication pieces, and to support members requests 4. Assisting in the recruitment and evaluation of new members 5. Supporting Network USA in handling aspects of routine communications (bimonthly newsletter, online meetings, announcements, invitations) 6. Supporting and creating events: attending key events, holding two network events at our hubs, offering faculty and other experts (alumni and corporate partners) as potential speakers, providing volunteers and other personnel to support the annual symposium Institutional Partner to Global Compact Network USA, Inc. Supplement for Cohort 2 Institutional Partner to Global Compact Network USA, (Cohort 3)
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2/14/1912/31/22

Funding

  • Global Compact Network USA: $499,707.00

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