USAID Proposal Development: From RFA/RFP to Proposal

from InsideNGO
Registration deadline: 21 Jun 2017 Training date:
22 Jun 2017 to 23 Jun 2017
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This two-day workshop is designed to give you the practical tools, resources, and guidance you need to submit quality proposals to USAID. NGOs need team members who know how USAID works as an awarding agency, who can effectively manage the proposal process at the country office level, and who understand the processes and challenges of responding to RFAs and RFPs in the home office. This participatory style course, led by experienced practitioners, is consistently well rated by participants, whose comments have included, “Best training I have ever attended. Every minute was a gold mine of information, most of which was really new to me.”


In addition to individual participants, InsideNGO encourages teams of employees to attend this workshop together. Staff who will benefit include:

  • Finance staff who want to enhance their proposal writing or review skills

  • Program staff—at HQ and in the field—who work on new business development

  • Business development staff who are seeking to improve their teams’ processes and systems

  • Administrative staff who are interested in how they can support the proposal writing process


This workshop explores the end-to-end proposal development process for USAID funding opportunities. You will learn how to:

  • Analyze RFAs and RFPs from technical and cost perspectives

  • Submit proposals using the format of the USAID Request for Application/Request for Proposal (RFA/RFP)

  • Manage the proposal process at the field level, either as a direct responsibility or in partnership with headquarters staff

  • Conduct internal strategy meetings to facilitate the development of a strong technical solution, set calendars/timelines for managing the response, and identify appropriate team members for the proposal review process

  • Establish effective partnerships for proposal development

  • Develop an action plan to enhance the business development process within your organization, including anticipating solicitations and planning proposals in advance


For 40 years, InsideNGO has been “inside” the NGO community, supporting organizations as they address the world’s most pressing social issues. We are widely recognized as the leader in US government assistance compliance training. Our training activities are designed to help you and your organization build capacity, strengthen decision-making, develop more efficient systems, and identify effective solutions to important challenges. Our learning programs are modeled on the best practices in adult learning. In today’s complex operating environment, learning has never been more important, and we take great pride in being your partner in professional and organizational development.

Fee information:
Early: May 8 ($820 for InsideNGO Members, $1,030 for Non-Members) Regular: May 29 ($925 for Members, $1,135 for Non-Members) Late: June 22 ($1,030 for Members, $1,240 for Non-Members)
How to register:

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Registration requires filling out a form that includes information such as your job title, organization, area of responsibility, and form of payment. If you have questions, please contact