Mercy Corps Issues Media Monitoring RFP

2021-03-07 by Jim Crickell
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Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians, working together on the front lines of today’s biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper. Our mission: to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. In more than 40 countries around the world, our nearly 6,000 team members work side by side with people living through poverty, disaster, violent conflict and the acute impacts of climate change. We’re committed to creating global change through local impact — 85 percent of our team members are from the countries where they work. We bring a comprehensive approach to every challenge, addressing problems from multiple angles. Thanks to support from our extended global community, we’ve provided $4 billion in lifesaving assistance to meet the urgent needs of more than 220 million people over nearly 40 years. In addition to emergency aid, we partner with local governments, forward-thinking corporations, social entrepreneurs and people living in fragile communities to develop bold solutions that make lasting change possible. Through our impact, influence and innovations, in 2020 we:

● Reached nearly 37 million people in more than 40 countries.

● Raised $60.5 million for our COVID-19 Resilience Fund and have reached 15.1 million people so far through our response.

● Provided 1.8 million people with emergency cash assistance.

● Our work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo alone reached more than 4.9 million people.

● Secured $490 million in revenue from institutional and private funders in 2019.

● Piloted the use of 3D printing to support children with disabilities in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp.

● Sponsored the Global Fragility Act, together with a coalition of 70 grassroots organizations, which created the first-ever U.S. government strategy to tackle alarming levels of global violence around the world. The act was signed into law in December 2019 after receiving bipartisan support in Congress.

● Launched FInX with a $10M contribution from Ripple and Rippleworks with the goal to accelerate global financial inclusion by advancing innovative, responsible distributed ledgers, digital assets, cryptocurrencies and other digital financial solutions that help people join the global economy and lift themselves out of poverty. See more details about our impact in 2020: http://www.mercycorps.org

Background:

Mercy Corps’ media team uses a media monitoring software every day to track media mentions, curate lists of reporters, pitch news releases and analyze media analytics. Mercy Corps ls looking to see what opportunities exist for this type of software.

Scope of Work:

Minimum requirements for any media monitoring software

· Accounts for 7-8 Mercy Corps team members.

· Track media coverage of Mercy Corps and similar organizations in English (Spanish, French and other languages would be preferred).

· Find reporter contact information from all regions where we work.

· Curate unlimited lists of reporters.

· Pitch press releases/send email blasts to lists of reporters.

· Analyze media coverage.

· Analyze peer media coverage.

· Track reporter interactions with the media team.

· Analyze reporter interactions quarter by quarter

Due Date:

March 11th

Address:

https://www.mercycorps.org/tenders