Fundamentals of Proposal Writing

3.8

(12 ratings)

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3 - 4 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Improve your writing and learn to craft compelling, responsive USAID proposals

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Course overview

Write Better Proposals

This course is geared towards international development professionals looking to up their proposal writing game. Participants will learn the anatomy of a typical USAID proposal and how to craft responsive, persuasive proposal sections.

Who Should Take This Course?

01

Business development managers seeking to craft more responsive proposals

02

New Partners for USAID looking to win more business

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Anyone hoping to improve their proposal writing skills

Learning Objectives

Understand how to read and analyze an RFP

Learn the best practices and tactical tips for rapid and detailed reads of RFPs and other solicitation documents

Develop responsive proposal outlines

We'll cover the fundamentals of outlining, a foundational skill in proposal writing

Write concise, compelling proposal sections

You'll understand the typical anatomy of a USAID technical volume and how to tackle the Management & Staffing Plan, Personnel, Corporate Capabilities, and Past Performance sections of a proposal.

Learn tactics for persuasive writing

Participants will walk away with a better sense of how to make their content persuasive and interesting

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Fundamentals of Proposal Writing

Cohort 6 - March 2024

$800 USD

Dates

Mar 12—Apr 2, 2024

Payment Deadline

Mar 3, 2024

Don't miss out! Enrollment closes in 2 days

Cohort 7

$800 USD

Dates

June 10—July 1, 2024

Payment Deadline

June 9, 2024

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Meet your instructor

Joanne Moore

Joanne Moore

Course Facilitator

After 13 years successfully working in and leading business development and project management efforts at USAID implementing partners (IPs) Chemonics International (contractor) and Population Services International (NGO), Joanne started JoMoConsult LLC and has been providing similar consulting services primarily to USAID IPs for nearly a decade. Joanne loves creating and delivering training and sharing her experience, expertise, and epic mistakes all in an effort to support others on their professional journeys

Course syllabus

01

Reading and analyzing an USAID Solicitation

In this first module we'll cover how to effectively read and analyze a typical USAID RFP or RFA

02

Outlining

This session introduces the concept of outlining--a fundamental proposal writing skill

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Responsiveness

Here we'll cover how to write both a compliant and responsive proposal and maximize scoring

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Persuasive Writing

In this compelling module, we'll cover how to make your writing more persuasive, concise, and responsive.

Course schedule

3-4 hours per week
  • Mondays

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST

    Every Monday for four weeks we will meet as a group for a live cohort session.

  • Weekly Homework

    1.5 hours per week

    We'll be assigning homework each week to put the practical skills you learn during the live session to work!

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Join an upcoming cohort

Fundamentals of Proposal Writing

Cohort 6 - March 2024

$800 USD

Dates

Mar 12—Apr 2, 2024

Payment Deadline

Mar 3, 2024

Don't miss out! Enrollment closes in 2 days

Cohort 7

$800 USD

Dates

June 10—July 1, 2024

Payment Deadline

June 9, 2024

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Free resource

How to Do a "Rapid Read" of an RFP

A bid goes live. The clock is ticking. You've just been assigned to write part of the technical volume and your proposal kickoff meeting is in a few hours and the RFP is over a hundred pages long!


Watch this short video by Keylime Founder and CEO Susanne Barsoum on how to rapidly read an RFP so you can get up to speed ASAP.

Get this free resource

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I can’t make a live session?
I work full-time, what is the expected time commitment?
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Join an upcoming cohort

Fundamentals of Proposal Writing

Cohort 6 - March 2024

$800 USD

Dates

Mar 12—Apr 2, 2024

Payment Deadline

Mar 3, 2024

Don't miss out! Enrollment closes in 2 days

Cohort 7

$800 USD

Dates

June 10—July 1, 2024

Payment Deadline

June 9, 2024

|

Bulk purchases

$800 USD

3.8

(12)

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3 - 4 Weeks