We keep seeing business development teams caught in a training trap. When your team needs the right combo of business development skills, management skills, and emotional intelligence, training team members tends to neglect the bigger picture.
Not to mention - no one has the time to train.
Building your team's skills isn't quick,
but we can lighten the load.
The Bid Boss team brings more than twenty years' experience combined securing grants and other sources of restricted revenue for community based organizations, international development agencies, and private companies.
That experience has led us to understand the importance of:
Meeting our training audience where they are - with no judgment regardless of their experience levels.
Focusing on adaptable skills that can be applied across individual donors or applications.
Emphasizing the value of both hard and soft skills in business development.
Pairing technical knowledge with real work practice as much as possible.
Here at Bid Boss, we know that you can't survive in development without a support network. The Clubhouse is a safe, inclusive, and supportive hub we've built to help you learn new skills . Benefits include:
Connecting and building real relationships with peers in your field.
Access to exclusive content to help you build both technical and soft skills.
A super secret job board, with your peers voices to help you know if it's a good fit.
Whether you're looking to improve your skills or build new ones, an online learning option can be a great first approach. Our latest online training courses have run live through the Clubhouse. Some hints of what's to come:
Self-paced courses designed to teach key principles and skills of proposal development.
Live and pre-recorded instructor-led training on capture, proposal writing, and more.
Live webinars to discuss of-the-moment challenges and opportunities.
As professionals trained in the Shipley Associates approach to business development, Bid Boss encourages our clients to customize in-person training to meet their immediate needs. We have experience in:
Capturing new business through effective reconnaissance and action planning.
Coordinating and managing everything from a simple letter of support to a massive federal application.
Creating realistic strategic priorities and the decision gates necessary to enforce boundaries.
At Bid Boss we prioritize building long standing relationships with our clients. Many of our clients have been with us since the beginning.
When developing a training, you'll work directly with one or both of our founding partners. We only bring in subcontractors with niche expertise to complement our own.