LOI/RFQ – Strategic Planning Consultant

The Minnesota Elder Justice Center (MEJC) is seeking a consultant or consulting team to help us create a new Strategic Plan.

See the full RFQ here.

Q&A to the Request for Proposals as of 8/8/2022:
Q: Can I get a copy of your current Strategic Plan?
A: Yes. Email amanda.vickstrom@elderjusticemn.org for a copy.
Q:What is your budget range?
A: We don’t know exactly what a project like this will cost but have tentatively prepared for $25,000-$35,000, estimating it would be somewhere around that range. If we are off base, we’ll have to determine how to adjust our budget or scale back the project.


Request Specifics

The selected consultant will work directly with the Strategic Plan subcommittee, including the executive director, as well as al lstaff, board, and constituents to create a new Strategic Plan that emphasizes diversity, equity and inclusion; reflects recent years’ changes in our organization, field, and communities; and provides direction in the next phase of work.

Background to Request

Incorporated in 2014, the MEJC joined two highly-regarded initiatives–the Vulnerable Adult Justice Project (VAJP) and MN S.A.F.E. Elders Initiative. The Minnesota Elder Justice Center was created by the leaders of both groups (including the current executive director and six current board members) to form a nonprofit that could serve as a statewide resource center to address elder abuse. The MEJC has grown exponentially since 2014, developing necessary services to address elder and vulnerable adult abuse in Minnesota. The work of MEJC is viewed by many as a model, as research tells us that to combat elder and vulnerable adult abuse, we must build awareness, connect networks and systems, improve responses, and support victims.

The mission of the Minnesota Elder Justice Center (MEJC) is to mobilize communities to prevent and alleviate abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of older and vulnerable adults. The MEJC is the only statewide organization that engages incomprehensive work and action to prevent and address elder abuse by: training professionals, educating the public and at-risk individuals, advancing policy and systems changes related to older and vulnerable adults, and providing direct services to victims of elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.


Letters of Interest (LOI), one original electronic copy, are due by 4:00 P.M. (CDT), Monday, August 29.

General Information Contact: Amada Vickstrom, Executive Director, Minnesota Elder Justice Center at Amanda.vickstrom@elderjusticemn.org

MEJC will hold a meeting for all interested providers, should you wish to participate. This is not required.
Date: Wednesday, August 17th from 10am – 11am Central Time