Win more awards with industry-leading peer support

The only community of its kind, founded by global development experts for new business development professionals.

The Solo & Small Teams Network, the first of Bid Boss's Boss-to-Boss Peer Support Networks, is designed to foster authentic relationships, aid you in right-sizing proven strategies, and ensure that approaches support your team’s well-being.

Does this sound like you?

  • Small team, big expectations

    You are part of a business development team with fewer than three members, but high expectations for growing and diversifying funding.

  • Craving connection

    You miss having business development colleagues to bounce ideas off, learn innovative strategies, tackle challenging problems, and gut check your instincts.

  • Striving for balance

    You know that a sustainable business development career (and growth strategy!) means playing the long-game, even if it is a day-to-day struggle to set boundaries.

Meet Your Facilitator

Senior Coach and Founding Partner Whitney Kippes

In service of Bid Boss clients in the humanitarian and international development sectors, Whitney Kippes (she/her) leverages her business development, marketing, and coaching skills to empower teams to win more awards and avoid burnout. Whitney has been managing positioning, capture, and proposal processes for business development teams since 2010. With over $12 billion in signed awards from government, multilateral, foundation, and private sector funders, she is well versed in winning complex bids. Since 2020, Whitney has been providing one-on-one coaching to business development teams and individuals. Whitney is the creator and lead facilitator of our Boss-to-Boss Peer Support Networks. She leads Bid Boss's strategic advising services on business development processes and systems and oversees all training development, including custom training programs.

Choose your membership

Annual members receive a 10% discount as well as access to exclusive resources and training opportunities.