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Cool RFP Alert: Innovation Works is looking for a developer to redesign its website

The Baltimore social enterprise resource network has had a busy couple years. It is looking for a developer to upgrade its web presence.

Inside a 2019 Innovation Works program. (Courtesy photo)

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Baltimore social entrepreneurship org Innovation Works (IW) this week issued a request for proposals for web developers to revamp its website.

Innovation Works seeks to bridge the racial wealth gap by creating more entrepreneurs and social enterprises in communities that have been historically divested from in Baltimore. Its site was launched in 2019 as IW was initially entering the public conversation and rolling out  early programming. Now, the team is looking to update the site and tell the story of the work they’ve done thus far. This includes IW’s Ignite Hub Network that supports incubators like CreateU in Sandtown-Winchester, as well as its mentor network and Ignite Capital, a fund for social impact startups.

The org is looking to create a “more robust website that offers more detail about IW’s key initiatives and impact, and that has the flexibility to grow and adapt alongside IW in the coming years,” the RFP states. It’s looking for a site that illustrates its work as a resource network that supports social entrepreneurs.


Per the RFP, IW is seeking a developer with this expertise:

  • Project management: Bringing the project from start to finish within the agreed-upon timeframe and budget
  • Backend development: Building a secure, robust foundation for the site
  • Frontend development: Building an intuitive and easy-to-navigate website, with consideration for UX/UI, ensuring users can find the information they need within a layout that reflects the mission and values of IW
  • Content strategy: Ensuring the website will contain all of the information and features required for producing a visually compelling, content-rich website
  • Quality Assurance and Testing
  • Content Management System training: Ensuring select members of IW’s staff have the knowledge they need to make ongoing updates to the site as needed and as it evolves

Those interested should read the pdf detailing the work and submission instructions. Proposals are due by April 23.

Donte Kirby is a 2020-2022 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.
Companies: Innovation Works (Baltimore)

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