3 Ways to Become a Better Federal Proposal Writer

3 Ways to Become a Better Federal Proposal Writer

A proposal is a sales document. It’s not a technical paper, a white paper, or a point paper. When you create a proposal, you must convince your client to buy from your company. A professional proposal writer needs to demonstrate mastery of knowledge, expertise, and skills necessary to write a proposal that persuades the reader Read More

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Webinar: Proposal Best Practices in the FY Q4

The fourth quarter of the government fiscal year is the busiest. You may be pressed for time because you’re responding to multiple proposals simultaneously or your deadlines are short because the government wants to obligate money fast.  How do you win despite shortage of time and resources? Olessia Smotrova will present a webinar on Proposal Read More

Competitor Analysis with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are a critical element of business development and capture. This is how you learn about a pursuit’s history and your competition. The problem is – FOIA requests are tricky:
They take forever to obtain – so someone needs to carefully track them and follow up relentlessly to get any results – sometimes taking months and rendering your requests useless for your capture effort.

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A Great Proposal Kick-Off = Smoother Proposal Development

I have a proposal horror story that involves a late and unprepared kick-off: When I was working in a corporation, we got a sudden “you must bid” directive from upper management. At a so-called kick-off, we sat in a room together reading the RFP, with senior people calling all of their contacts, trying to gather last-minute teammates to patch up holes in our strategy, and figuring out who was going to write what section. This was well after the RFP had dropped, with only two weeks left before submission.