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Grant/Proposal Development

What do you do when an RFP for a project that is perfectly aligned with your core capabilities is going to be released and:


  • you/your staff don't have the experience with these types of responses

  • you have the experience but not the bandwidth


This is where Co-Creative Consulting can help. Our team has over 25 years of experience in the life-cycle development of winning grants/proposals for a myriad of clients including non-profit organizations, for profit businesses, and federal, state, and local government organizations. 

Our work has resulted in over 2 billion dollars worth of new business for our clients.

We utilize our experience and expertise to to help our clients submit solution oriented, client focused, compliant, high quality proposals that result in valuable contract work for their organizations. Whether the need is for a full proposal development team or specific expertise to supplement in-house staff, we can design a solution for every client.  


One of the reasons we are so successful is that our Founder and CEO worked for several years developing complex RFP's and reviewing subsequent proposals for the procurement office of a large state government agency. She then moved into private industry where she worked for several large consulting firms in Washington, D.C. developing multi-million dollar winning proposals.


Because we've had a seat at both sides of the table, we have a unique and extremely valuable perspective and an understanding of what wins the big contracts.

Our Grant/Proposal Development Services


  • Market Research

  • Opportunity Search

  • Capture Planning

  • Organizational Proposal Team Training

  • Organizational Capture Planning Training


  • Reviewing and assessing current proposal process

  • Providing recommendations for improvement

  • Training and workshops tailored to fit your organizational needs.


  • Developing proposal management plans (schedules, deadlines, proposal team organIzation)

  • Leading kickoff meetings

  • Directing volume leads, section managers, coordinators and productions leads

  • Vetting and recruiting subconsultants and Joint venture partners

  • RFP and amendment analysis

  • Preparing outlines, style guides and compliance matrices

  • Leading storyboarding process

  • Developing themes and discriminators

  • Ensuring subcontractors understand their roles and expectations during proposal development

  • Leading color team reviews

  • Conducting lessons learned sessions


  • Identifing information needed to draft sections from completed storyboards or annotated outlines

  • Interviewing subject matter experts 

  • Undertaking research to obtain needed information

  • Synthesizing existing source material 

  • Organizing topics for a particular proposal section

  • Comparing related sections to ensure consistency

  • Ensuring proposal strategies, themes, discriminators, features and benefits are incorporated 

  • Correcting spelling, punctuation, format and grammar

  • Suggesting revisions in consultation with section authors

  • Revising and improving sentence structure, organization of ideas, clarity of thoughts and conciseness of words

Co-Creative Consulting can help your team develop a winning grant application or proposal submission.  For more information on the grant/proposal process or our grant/proposal development and management services contact us for a consultation.  |  Tel: 202-480-0715


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