Assessment

Managing Consultant for the Station Revenue Project

This grant program seeks a Managing Consultant who will assess the operations at up to ten rural and minority stations to help them raise more revenue to meet the rising non-federal financial support (NFFS) requirement of CPB’s Community Service Grant program. The assessments will include station activities that have a direct impact on fundraising and the fundraising opportunities in their markets.  The assessments will be performed by the Managing Consultant and other subject area experts it engages. The initial 10 participating stations will be selected through a competitive application process. The Managing Consultant will present each station with the results of the assessment. Following the assessments, five stations will be selected out of the ten, and the Consultant will work with each of those five stations to implement their recommendations.

System Technology Assessment

CPB seeks the services of a consultant to evaluate local stations’ current capacities to continue to best serve their local audiences through broadcast technology.  This work will involve: surveying stations to determine the state of the current production and broadcast distribution equipment, financial plans to sustain current equipment and invest in future production and broadcast distribution equipment; analyzing collected data and developing a comprehensive report of stations’ equipment and financial capabilities; prioritizing equipment replacement and related station financial needs using factors such as immediacy of the need for replacement (e.g. end of life/failing equipment), station’s ability to finance the replacement, etc.; and identifying resource gaps that may impede future sustainability in an evolving media environment and outlining possible solutions for bridging them.

The results of this work will inform CPB’s decision-making as we work to assist stations, and the system as a whole, keep up with technological changes and develop future operating models.

Consultant to Review CPB Funding to Enhance Public Media in Underserved Audiences

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks an individual or organization to help maximize the impact of a program focused on support for the needs and interests of underserved audiences. Specifically, the successful applicant will review the five CPB-funded entities which make up the national minority consortia (NMC) to assess their impact on the public media system and the efficiency of their operations, with a goal of providing the best possible content and services to the American people.