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Does your organization have a Proposal Content Library?

If so, does it have the information that you need when you need it?

Is it formatted consistently to play nicely with and flow into your templates?

Do you have a team that nurtures it?

Does it reflect how amazing your organization is?

Does it help you win business?

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Transform Your Proposal Story: My husband and I have a great proposal story, but that’s not the kind of proposal stories I’m referring to. Every business proposal and RFP response has a variety of perspectives. Proposals have multiple stories, each colored by the lens of perspective. So who are the characters in proposal stories? What are their …

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One of the most common questions we are asked as kids is: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

If you asked me at any point between when I started to talk and when I completed my Master’s in Library and Information Science, I would not ever have put together the words Proposal and Writer.

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Parkinson’s Law: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

Is this ever so true as when you are working towards a deadline, such as for an RFP response? I feel this from all of the perspectives: Client Relationship Executive, Sales Executive, Proposal Manager, Proposal Writer, Subject Matter Expert (SME).

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RFPs in focus: defining winning. Linkedin Instagram Facebook How are you defining winning? Winning is ubiquitous in business talk. And we hear it in so many different contexts. When you’re in the trenches working on a pursuit, it feels great to play a role in a winning proposal that serves our client well. We give …

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Last week Caryn Kent Dean, founder of Once Upon an RFP, attended the Association of Proposal Management Professionals Greater Midwest Chapter (APMP-GMC) Symposium in Chicago.

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Welcome to the Once Upon an RFP Blog! We are so happy to have you here.

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