[Ecsa] EOD Workshop: Solicitation Analysis & Effective Proposal Writing: Strategies for Success

Cheryl Cristanelli cherylc at ucar.edu
Mon Mar 30 11:56:36 MDT 2015

*Solicitation Analysis & Effective Proposal Writing: Strategies for
SuccessApril 28, 20158:30 am-12:00 pmFL2-AuditoriumFacilitator: Janet
Arrowood, The Write Source*

Register at: EOD Training Catalog via Connect

This session lays the foundation for increasing your success rate for
obtaining funding. It is the first of a series of EOD resources designed to
enhance your writing, analysis, compliance, and funder-identification
skills to increase your proposal writing success. This workshop sets the
stage for subsequent sessions and resources around proposal writing
topics. To provide input on your proposal writing training needs, please
take a moment to complete a brief EOD Proposal Writing Training Needs
Assessment <http://goo.gl/forms/4mnMxql9Bk>.

*April 28th Topics Include:*


   Why Proposals Win/Lose: Top reasons proposal lose and win, with examples
   and explanations.

   Identifying the Audience: Who are the reviewers? What will make
   reviewers happy? Importance of being audience-focused—making it about them,
   rather than about the proposal writer.

   Structuring the Proposal: Aligning with the outline, assigning word/page
   counts, and ensuring completeness/compliance.

   Writing Effectively: The “Cs” of effective writing: being clear,
   concise, complete, considerate, compliant, and consistent. Managing
   sentences and paragraphs. Using bullets.

*What You Will Gain*


   Understanding the common and easily avoided pitfalls that virtually
   guarantee your proposal will be rejected, often out-of-hand

   Strategies and tips to make the proposal writing process simpler and
   more productive

   How to make a “bid/no-bid” decision

   How to stay focused on the proposal writing process

   How to identify and write to the audience(s)

   Simple techniques to ensure 100% identification of and compliance with
   solicitation requirements

   Writing tips and techniques to ensure documents are written in “plain

   How to structure a logical proposal

Janet Arrowood has been a technical editor and writing trainer for over 30
years. She specializes in training professionals to write in ‘plain
English’; proposal and grant writing and training; writing government and
military communications; technical and professional writing; and
presentation skills training. She has worked with numerous government
agencies and clients throughout the world including OPM, NASA GSFC, CFPB,
EPA, NREL, ITS, UCAR/NCAR, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and
Department of Transportation, Newmont Mining, NATO, UNEP, UNDP, UNOPS, the
Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and the Secretariat of the South
Pacific Regional Environmental Program (SPREP), Regional Transportation
District (Denver), Unigroup, Herzog Contracting Corporation, Newmont
Mining, Freeport McMoRan International, Knight Piesold, and Mountain States
Employers Council.

In addition to her training, editing, and writing expertise, Janet brings
both engineering and military backgrounds to her work. She served as an
Army Signal Corps Officer, a member of the technical staff at MITRE, and a
staff engineer at Martin Marietta and NATO. She holds a degree in
Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and has completed graduate level
courses in Operations Research at George Washington University. Janet’s
training programs are consistently rated among the highest in any
organization where she facilitates training.


*To provide input on your proposal writing training needs for future
sessions and resources, please take a moment to complete a brief EOD
Proposal Writing Training Needs Assessment
Cheryl Cristanelli
Training & Development Specialist
UCAR . PO Box 3000 . Boulder, CO 80301
cherylc at ucar.edu


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