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We hold four general membership meetings — open to APMP members and non-members — and they are scheduled typically in March, June, September, and December. These meetings offer informative programs about various proposal development topics, provide APMP news, and allow for on-line networking. For the near future, the meetings will be held virtually through webinar/conference call resources. However, we may occasionally hold virtual/physical (hybrid) or physical meetings as our chapter membership grows. We hope you will join our chapter and actively support our activities. See you at our next general membership meeting (virtually speaking).

Our Next Chapter Meeting

"Creating Readable Proposals in 4 Easy Steps!"

Join us for our first meeting of 2019!

March 7, 2019 - 12-1PM ET

Webinar ID: 446-058-619

Samantha will address how to create an easy-to-read proposal — and measure readability.

Proposal reviewers are notoriously impatient but are often handed dense, complex proposals filled with jargon, acronyms, never-ending sentences, and mile-long paragraphs. There is a better way. In this session, you'll learn how to scientifically measure the readability of your proposal text. Then, you'll learn four easy ways to significantly improve readability. Bonus: You'll also learn how enhancing readability helps your proposals and deliverables comply with the Federal Plain Language Guidelines and the Plain Writing Act.

Samantha Enslen runs Dragonfly Editorial, an agency that provides writing and editing to customers worldwide. She is the former editorial manager for CSC and a former contributing editor to the Editorial Eye. She is also an award-winning writer who has been recognized for her websites, brochures, features and white papers. Sam the vice president of ACES, The Society for Editing, and is the managing editor of Tracking Changes, ACES' quarterly journal.

At our last meeting...

Presenter: Kevin Jans.

Kevin Jans is the President and Founder of Skyway Acquisition Solutions ("Skyway"). After 16 years as a Department of Defense contracting officer, he founded the company to help middle-market firms navigate the increasingly complex process of competing for Federal contracts. Kevin is an experienced Federal contracting expert, the creator and co-host of the Contracting Officer Podcast, and even a TED talk speaker!

TED Talk: Why the Micro-niche is Mighty | Kevin Jans | TEDxTampaBay
Podcast: Contracting Officer Podcast


Chapter Meetings for 2018 — (12 - 1 PM ET) Thursdays

Please note new time for 2018 meetings

  • Mar 8, 2018
    Topic: Survivor-Proposal Island: Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions and Staying Afloat
    Presented by: Louise Pulini
  • Jun 7, 2018
    Topic: Defensive Tactics: Art & Science of Wining the Re-competes
    Presented by: Marina Goren
  • Sep 6, 2018
    Topic: APMP Certification — Make it Work for You
    Presented by: Charlie Divine
  • Nov 8, 2018
    Topic: Solvability
    Presented by: Jenny Clark
  • Dec 6, 2018
    Topic: FAR 16 or other topic
    Presented by: Kevin Jans

Also, please see our Program Recaps Page for information from previous meetings.

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