Tag Archives: Proposal Writing

How to use ChatGPT to Respond to RFPs

I’m increasingly using ChatGPT for different writing related tasks. To be clear, I’m not asking it to write original text for me, rather to help with the support tasks, such as research, analysis, proofing, and validation.

This is the first in a series of articles on how to use ChatGPT – Google Gemini and Claude are just as effective – to refine your response to RFPs.

Proposal Writing Course – Lesson #1 How to Write Customer-Focused Proposals

In this updated proposal writing course, we’re going to start by looking at how you can write a more customer focused proposal. Now, this might sound obvious but it can easy to miss the mark when you, and other contributors, are looking for ways to promote your company.
So, before you start writing a ‘me’ focused proposal, let’s look at how to step back, study the ask from the client’s point of view, so you can craft a response that zeroes in on their specific needs.

Request For Proposal (RFP) Templates (MS Office and Apple iWorks)

Looking for Request For Proposal (RFP) Templates? If you want to know how to write a Request For Proposal or are looking for a simple RFP example with forms, checklists, and sample material, then download this RFP template and get started today. Ideal for construction, information technology or government RFPs. We’ve updated the very popular RFP […]

NEW: 10 Business Proposal Templates (MS Word and Excel)

Since we started the site in 1997, the business proposal templates have been the most popular by far. The User Guides come second. However, for some reason, we didn’t update them for quite a while. Not sure why as we do a lot of freelance proposal writing and should (read: will) add more proposal writing […]

Survey: What Proposal Evaluators Like and Dislike

Dan Safford‘s excellent series on proposal writing stresses that, “Proposals that get the deal aren’t written to win, they are written “not to lose.” This weeks tutorial includes a checklist that shows the top items critical to making sure your proposal does not get eliminated. He adds that, “This was based on a large survey […]

9 Business Proposals Writing Tips

Depending upon how much you enjoy writing, writing sales proposals can be a joy, purgatory, or something in between. However, if you sell a complex product or one that involves the delivery of professional services, learning how to write effective selling proposals can be critical to your success. Some proposals are written in response to an […]

How to Write Your first Request for Proposal

Developing an RFP takes patience. Responding to an RFP is an expensive and time-consuming piece of work, too. Only a comprehensive RFP will make it easy for potential vendors to draw up their proposals and save your own time in the long run. Download Now for only $19.99 [ Learn more about these Proposal Templates ] Crafting […]