Webinar: Get Really Fabulous Proposals for your Technology Project

Ever have a data project go south because of a bad vendor? Don’t know where to look for quality firms for a web project? Are you getting uninformative or mismatched bids? There might not be a magic wand to make it all easier, but there’s something that’s really close.

Your RFP is the guide to the work that needs to be done to support your latest tech project. An RFP that’s just OK will get you a lot of proposals that are just OK. Find out how to build a strong RFP that will help you get proposals that will dazzle you, make the new project easier on everyone involved, and help you have a positive experience working with your vendor and implementing your project.

What will I learn? You’ll learn how to find the best partners for your technology project. We will look at strong definition strategies to use to match the project goals. We will cover the acronym soup of RFPs, RFIs, RFQs – what they are, when these tools might be right for you, what to include in them, and what to look for in responses to them. Plus, we’ll focus on:

  • How to relate to your vendor
  • How to complete a project successfullyÂ
  • How to determine where you are at, and what the next step is in your project
  • Best practices for finding a vendor
  • Critical elements for a successful RFP
  • Where and how to market your RFP to find strong bidders

Who should attend? If you’re looking for a way to give your next project proposal a boost, or are looking for tips on how to work best with tech vendors, you’ll benefit from learning how to build great RFPs that will help you get dazzling proposals. This webinar is for any staff member that works with RFPs, whether you’re a communications manager looking for a new CRM or an IT Director looking to migrate your website from one platform to another, this webinar is for you!

Speaker: Eric Leland
Eric Leland has spent the last 15 years working with progressive organizations tackling online and offline technology challenges both on staff and as a consultant. As a founding partner of FivePaths (fivepaths.com), Eric focuses on strategic technology planning, website and database planning and development for small businesses, progressive health and human services organizations, human rights and advocacy groups. Eric served as the Director of TechCommons at TechSoup.org, one of the nation's most comprehensive nonprofit technology assistance organizations. Eric managed nine technology activists seeking solutions to systemic nonprofit technology issues, leveraging the latest online tools to engage nonprofits and solution providers to contribute to lasting solutions. Eric is very active in nonprofit and technology circles. He is a member and served as the co-chair to the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network in San Francisco (ynpn.org), and as a member of the Graphic Alliance and the Tech Underground