LSI Behind the Win

What You Need To Know About Proposals and Grants

Episode Summary

Sean is joined by Mary Kay Holmes, one of LSI's best proposal and grant writers, to discuss the evolving nature of proposals, RFPs, and the key information your team needs to successfully submit proposals and win grants.

Episode Notes

In this episode:

The artistic yet demanding nature of proposals and grants, preparing for RFP drops, the length evolution of proposals, sharing a convincing story with the selection authorities, and the importance of full-time proposal teams. Then, disconnecting the big picture from the proposal or grant information, the discipline and planning behind writing, and advice for writers and clients looking to gain access to the IIJA funding.


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