Also, at this point you’ve assigned management of the development of your proposal for each of your prioritized opportunities to one person who will own the opportunity until it’s been won or lost. And, you have nailed down the basics for each prioritized opportunity to make sure you won’t get shut out on a technicality. Now it’s time for the heavy lifting and actually writing the proposal.
As a reminder, this training is focused on responding to RFAs, RFPs and RFQs. As such, proposals for these types of opportunities are developed in answer to a specific call with specific requirements. While these types of opportunities make up a huge portion of the work we do in development and humanitarian aid, there also other types of proposals for fundraising or new business development. We cover these other types of business development in different sections here at Aidpreneur and I encourage you to check them out later.
Every proposal that you create is designed for a specific opportunity that has its own unique features and complexities. As such, it’s essentially impossible to provide a general training on proposal development that will include detail about a particular opportunity you may be considering right now. The goals of this training are threefold: first, to discuss the critical ingredients every proposal should have; these are the essential pieces that ensure you’re providing adequate information to the donor or client. Second, I want to highlight key areas that can make or break your proposal. These include some of the most basic stumbling blocks that determine whether or not your proposal will be read by your potential client. Finally, this training will offer specific ways you can increase the competitiveness of your proposal, creating a pitch that “wins.”
To begin, the next section of this training will look at the critical parts of a proposal. Thanks again for joining us, and please remember, if you have any questions, email us at training@Aidpreneur.com.