New Client Proposals
Going after a new client can be exciting and perhaps stressful. You need a strategy and a proposal that will differentiate you from the competition. Generally, you want to communicate not just who you are and what you can do, but also that you understand the problem they want solved. You want to spell out how you will solve the problem and what proprietary tools you will use. You want to tell them who they will work with in your organization and why your team is qualified. You want to give them a timetable to complete work and pricing associated with your services and products. A good proposal document can serve as the outline of your presentation and may just be what clinches the sale.
Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
RFPs provide you the benefit of knowing exactly what the contracting organization wants to know about candidates when considering who they will hire. Criteria is typically very specific and highly detailed. Proposal guidelines generally include questions requiring narrative answers, forms to be completed, your company’s documents and even format specifications that must be adhered to in your submission. You might hire me to write the entire document, just the narratives or to package the submission according to the RFP’s strict criteria. I work closely with you to extract the necessary information, write succinct narratives, and format sections according to their guidelines.
Grant Submissions/Donor Solicitations
Countless individuals and organizations donate services and/or products to worthy causes; however, there are an even greater number of prospective recipients vying for these resources. It is vital to approach your grantmakers or potential donor(s) in a manner that best justifies why you are a deserving organization. You need to understand their processes for accepting requests. Some may require nothing more than a simple phone call, email message or detailed letter. More often, you may find that a comprehensive grant submission is required. The approach you take will be determined by the type of donor you’ve targeted. I can help you write a document most appropriate to the individual or organization you plan to approach.