Congratulations! You followed all of the necessary steps! You have met all the requirements and submitted your proposal on time and through the correct channels.
Mostly what is left to do is wait—but while you are waiting, you can reflect on your experience. You should never stop engaging with government partners and learning more about their priorities, as well as promoting your organization.
Some final steps at this stage include:
- Reflecting on what worked and didn’t work with the process. What would you do differently? What systems or processes do you need to set up to make the next submission easier?
- Are there other similar opportunities you can apply for, using some of the planning and reflection you have already done?
- Reaching out to your organization’s political contacts or champions, to let them know you submitted a proposal and would like their support.
- Reach out to others who have submitted to compare notes and share information.
At JN Clarke Consulting, we are happy to support you by conducting this search, analysing the results and presenting it to you in a readable and clear format.
Would you or your team benefit from having our support to improve your government relationships? We offer strategic assessments, monthly support, workshops and training, depending on your needs.