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Request For Proposals

Seva Foundation – a global nonprofit eye care organization based in the Bay Area – is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to assist the Board of Directors (Board) with capacity building and the development of internal policies and procedures focused in two areas:

  1. Board member recruitment and selection practices and new member orientation protocols that promote recently adopted Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) principles, and
  2. Clarification of Board roles and responsibilities, and development of communication protocols that promote effective mission oversight and enhanced working relationships (within the Board and between the Board and Senior Leadership Team).

Interested consultants may propose on one or both of the projects described in further detail in the Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

While the Board does not have a preference for individual or combined project responses, we do see some overlap and a need for coordination. For example, concerns about a lack of equity and inclusion among Board members in the distribution of information and decision making were key factors in our decision to take a focused look at Board roles & responsibilities and governance policies. Similarly, we recognize that Board diversity contributes to our ability to provide effective oversight of mission impact. Consultants are encouraged to address potential areas of overlap and coordination strategy in their responses.


If you are interested in an internship, please contact info@seva.org.


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Seva Values

The values that guide our decisions and actions:

Compassion in Action We do not observe suffering, we address it.

Selfless Service Service is its own reward.

Respect We believe in the fundamental dignity and value of every person.

Equity We serve the underserved to ensure all people have access to quality care.

Fun We never take ourselves too seriously. When you stop laughing, you’ve stopped living.

Seva Values and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

  • We affirm that our organization can better achieve its mission by drawing on the skills, talents, and perspectives of a broader and more diverse range of Board, staff, and partners and that the diversity of viewpoints that comes from different life experiences and cultural backgrounds strengthens our organization.
  • We value all dimensions of human diversity, respecting our differences while acknowledging our common humanity.
  • We honor the inherent dignity and value of every person and strive to maintain a climate based on mutual respect, fairness, and inclusion, calling for humility, civility, and decency in our personal interactions, regardless of position or status.
  • We remain committed to building and maintaining an environment and organization that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable.
  • As a social justice community, we are committed, individually and collectively, to embody, safeguard, and continue to learn from and put into action the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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