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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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Demystifying Environmental Compliance
Supporting local organizations' efforts to incorporate environmental compliance into their planning process to develop better partnerships with USAID and achieve compliance.
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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
Funding Opportunities
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January Funding Opportunities: Mark Your Calendars
Don't miss these important deadlines in January.
Dec 30, 2022
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
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Calling All Innovators! New Innovation Challenge Seeks Nontraditional Applicants
The next breakthrough in international development is out there, and maybe it’s you who will have a big idea that will transform development. At least that’s what USAID is hoping with its Powering a Just Energy Transition Green Minerals Challenge (JET Minerals Challenge).
Dec 12, 2022