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Proposal consulting services and hands on help

Led by Carl Dickson, founder of CapturePlanning.com and PropLIBRARY

It all starts with a conversation

Examples of projects we've undertaken:
  • Proposal management and professional proposal writing
  • ROI based Win rate improvement
  • Pursuit process improvement (pre-RFP and post-RFP)
  • Coaching to independence, where I provide experience and quality assurance while your staff and organization develops and then I fade out over time
  • Proposal content planning
  • Proposal reviews and quality validation
  • Checklist-driven Proposal quality criteria development
  • Pursuit strategy development
  • Training in all the topics you see addressed on PropLIBRARY
  • Becoming an organization that wins what it pursues
Engagement options:
  • Quarterly retainer with a master contract and task orders
  • Not-to-exceed project quotes
  • Hourly rate consulting

I like to start by listening to you and getting to know your goals and preferences. I need enough information about the size and scope of what you have in mind to be able to make recommendations and to prepare reliable estimates. Along the way we can discuss options, approaches, schedules, and the outcomes you desire. If you want to know more about me, connect with me on LinkedIn and view my profile.

Sometimes I roll up my sleeves and help create a winning proposal by employing all the recommendations you see on PropLIBRARY. Sometimes I help develop your staff, processes, and organization, so you can win more of what you pursue.

Depending on your needs I might help start and plan a proposal, and then wait until it's ready to review so I can provide quality assurance. This is far more economical than billing the whole time. Or I might help you develop your company's internal capabilities and fade away over time.

Our first conversation is usually to discover whether we're a match for each other. If not, I always try to make a referral or give you other options so you can get the help you need. I have some rather large agencies as partners, so it's usually not hard to find the right talent.

While PropLIBRARY serves all kinds of businesses, most of my consulting engagements are with US Government contractors.  When it comes to training, speaking engagements, and process improvement efforts, I work with organizations of all types. I fly all over when needed, but usually work remotely.

How we can move forward together

If you've got questions, you can use this green button to send them to me. 


Or you can use the widget below to get on my calendar for a telephone conversation so we can discuss whether we're a match.



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More information about "Carl Dickson"

Carl Dickson

Carl is the Founder and President of CapturePlanning.com and PropLIBRARY

Carl is an expert at winning in writing, with more than 30 year's experience. He's written multiple books and published over a thousand articles that have helped millions of people develop business and write better proposals. Carl is also a frequent speaker, trainer, and consultant and can be reached at carl.dickson@captureplanning.com. To find out more about him, you can also connect with Carl on LinkedIn.

Click here to learn how to engage Carl as a consultant.

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It all starts with a conversation. You can contact us by clicking the button to send us a message, or by calling 1-800-848-1563.

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