Results for Tips & Guidance
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Past Performance for New Partners offers tactics new partners can use to demonstrate past performance when competing for USAID awards.
Jan 25, 2023
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Why Development Organizations Need a Social Media Strategy
Through a partner support activity, the Incubator identified these tips to help organizations manage social media accounts and successfully market innovative development solutions.
Jan 17, 2023
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The Path to Prime Partnership: Insights from a Local Partner
USAID's local partner, PASMO, shares information about their path to partnership, challenges they faced along the way, and tips for new local entities interested in pursuing USAID funding.
Jan 11, 2023
How to Write a USAID Proposal
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Developing Your Cost Proposal
The cost proposal is a critical component of your application for any USAID funding opportunity. USAID needs to know how you would plan to spend the award funds to ensure that the cost approach is reasonable and realistic to achieve the desired development outcome. Creating a cost proposal might sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be!
Dec 29, 2022
How to Write a USAID Proposal
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Writing Your USAID Proposal
Once USAID has released its solicitation, it’s time to put pen to paper—at least in a digital sense! The previous article in our series helped you prepare and put your proposal team and schedule in place to be ready for an expected opportunity. Once the solicitation has been issued, the writing begins—and the clock starts ticking! Solicitations are typically open for just 30–45 days, so it is important to plan ahead and be ready to start your response on Day 1 when the funding opportunity is issued. 
Dec 15, 2022
How to Write a USAID Proposal
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Preparing to Write a USAID Proposal
You have an innovative development idea, and you want to secure USAID funding to implement it. You’re eager to jump in and begin writing USAID proposals and concept papers. But wait! Crafting a USAID proposal can be a time-intensive process, so before you spend precious resources on proposal writing, check out the tips we’ve gathered.
Dec 9, 2022
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Partnership Lessons from an NPI Project in Tanzania
USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) supports projects that engage new partners. The NPI EXPAND project is a five-year project working with new and local partners to expand education and health around the world. The project recently shared some lessons learned about their work in Tanzania. Below, we have excerpted some key lessons that could be relevant for other new partnerships. 
Oct 20, 2022
Localization & Inclusive Development
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What Locally Led Development Means to Us
Localization is not just about giving money to local partners. It is a shift in mindset that values listening and learning from the expertise of local organizations, and following their lead. Locally led development is not a new idea at USAID. Globally, individual champions in USAID Missions exemplify how USAID genuinely values and respects the knowledge, commitment, and integrity of local actors.
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Seven Things You Need to Know about USAID Geographic Codes: For Acquisition
Who can sell goods and/or services to USAID and USAID contractors and grantees? This question has many different answers depending on the types, conditions, and terms of each opportunity and whether this opportunity is a direct USAID procurement or whether it is an opportunity to partner with or provide services or goods to a USAID contractor or recipient.
Oct 4, 2022
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Working with Youth for Democratic Futures
USAID's Bama Athreya highlights tips and best practices for partners from her visit to the Summit for Democracy Youth Participation Cohort. Youth activists from around the world spoke with her about meaningful partnerships with their organizations.
Sep 30, 2022