I got started over ten years ago working on Proposal Hacks the very first job I took in college with a firm consulting to nonprofits and foundation. I learned so much about grant writing and business development and professionalism from the founder of the company (a phenomenal, impressive woman in every way a woman can be). I learned both about grant writing, but also about the process of submitting proposals to clients for work. We also took on government grants and projects as well, so my experience started then.
With the advent of the web and blogs being so easy to create, I decided to take the opportunity to catalog what I knew and also create a repository for best practices and resources and tips I discover about writing proposals along the way. I seek to share actual examples from projects. But I believe it’s important not only to share templates and examples but to dig in and examine what really works when it comes to crafting the best, winning proposals whether for profit, non profit, or the public sector.
In terms of the site name, a hack refers to a short cut that makes your life easier. With my last name being Hacks and the topic of my site being about proposal development, the name of my business was born.
Our mission here is to be the premier stop on the web for professionals seeking to hone their proposal development skills for a variety of clients. We want to give you tools, templates, tips, and know how to grow your business (or your client’s business). I am motivated by success. The joy and feeling that comes when your proposal gets funded or bid gets accepted is unbeatable. And I want to share that winning feeling with as many people as possible. So browse through our site, post comments, share, and definitely contact me. If you have ideas for how we can grow our business together, or you need help, or just want to offer a suggestion, I’d love to hear from you.
Happy proposal writing!