The Story Behind Storyboarding And Why It's Critical To Your Proposal Process

By Ashley Kayes on Oct 1, 2019

Storyboards have long been a part of our standard proposal best practices. We all know that the proposal giants include storyboarding as an integral part of the proposal development process, but where did this concept of storyboards originate?

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Follow The Yellow Brick Road: 7 Tips to Keep Your Proposal Compliant

By Ellen Perrine on Sep 4, 2019

There is a common misconception that developing a compliant proposal is relatively easy — you just follow the instructions in Section L of the Request for Proposal (RFP), the way Dorothy and Toto in The Wizard of Oz followed the yellow brick road.

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The Complete Newbie’s Guide to a Career in Proposal Writing

By Jake Lamarche on Aug 13, 2019

So, you’re about to start proposal writing for the first time. Maybe you’re transitioning careers, or maybe you’re a recent college graduate, stepping into government contracting culture for the very first time. 

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How to Tackle Tight Page Limitations in Proposals

By Ashley Kayes on Mar 20, 2019

Tight page limitations are becoming a more frequent challenge as contracting officers continue to look for ways to streamline their acquisition processes.

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9 Powerful Microsoft Tips and Tricks for Proposals

By Emily Arnold on Feb 6, 2019

As of 2014, Microsoft reported that they had a staggering 1.2 billion Microsoft Office users worldwide. These users include millions of professionals who rely on Microsoft Office software every day and use only a fraction of its capability. 

As proposal professionals, we know that compliance is king, but did you know that MS Office has tools to help you work smarter AND achieve compliance?

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How to Win Over Proposal Evaluators: Four Strategies to Score Higher

By Ashley Kayes on Dec 20, 2018

We know that Evaluators evaluate and score submitted proposals. Therefore, as bidders looking to win work, we should aim to make the evaluators’ jobs as painless as possible.

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How To Respond to A Large Statement of Work

By Ellen Perrine on Dec 12, 2018

It seems that the trend in Requests for Proposals (RFPs) these days is to provide prospective offerors with a voluminous Statement of Work (SOW) or Performance Work Statement (PWS) and then give them minimal page count in which to address it in the proposal.

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How to Write A Compelling Executive Summary [GUIDE]

By Harry Pritchett on Nov 8, 2018

You have just been tasked with writing the executive summary for a must-win proposal. The stakes are high, the pressure is real, and the scrutiny will be intense. Here are 8 tips for writing a clear, concise, and persuasive document.

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The Ultimate Proposal Playlist

By Sara Freeman Marchetto on Sep 27, 2018

We all have jams that amp us up. You know, the songs that get us up and moving no matter how tired we are. With all of the ups and downs that Proposal Professionals face on a daily basis, we decided to create a playlist to keep you motivated and smiling! 

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Turn Unsubstantiated Claims in Your Proposal into Credible Proof Points for a Higher Win Rate

By Ellen Perrine on Jul 16, 2018

An unsubstantiated claim in a proposal is a statement about any of your company’s capabilities, past experience and performance, product and service features/benefits, and discriminators that is not supported with a proof statement.

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