What to Consider BEFORE Responding to an RFP

When the federal government releases a Request For Proposals (RFP) it can spark a variety of emotions, including excitement, intimidation and fear. Most people get excited about the amount of money available. But, depending on the size of your organization, and your capacity, it can also incite fear.

I want to help you overcome your fear and anxiety, and help you make an informed decision. So, in this week’s video message I discuss some critical things you need to consider before you decide to respond to an RFP.

The Key to Sustainable Outcomes

If you have worked in the nonprofit sector for an extended period of time you know that times are changing. With more and more nonprofits forming every day, the competition for funding is tight.

So, funding agencies are looking more closely at results. In particular, they want to know that any organization they fund will be around for the long haul. If a funder is giving money to your program or organization, they want to ensure you are yielding results – positive, sustainable results.

Unfortunately, for many organizations that doesn’t come easily. There’s a reason for that. It has to do with how they start off. Having a successful end game, has everything to do with how you start.

In this week’s video blog, I share the one thing that is tripping up many nonprofit organizations and preventing them from getting the funding, and ultimately, the outcomes they need.