About Jessica Rodriguez-Privett

Hi! I'm Jessica and I manage APMP-NCA's blog. I live in the lovely mountains of VA with my husband, daughter and too many pampered pets. If you're interested in contributing your ideas to our blog, email me at blog@apmpnca.org. A lot of people (including myself!) just "fell" into this business, so NCA is looking to share the latest and greatest on a variety of topics - everything from proposal development to self-development, government contracts to virtual job interviews. If there is something worth discussing, just let me know!

Join Our Upcoming Corporate Partner Webinar!

Want to close your proposal development “Thinking Gap”? Come meet NCA’s newest Corporate Partner, Solutioneering, LLC, and learn about the Solution Engineering Framework and its automation that makes closing the thinking gap even easier to enable you to win your next competitive pursuit. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1497054774061014283

By |2022-06-18T23:38:28-04:00June 18th, 2022|Categories: Home Page|0 Comments

I Didn’t Go to APMP’s BidCon, but I wish I had

APMP had its flagship celebration this past week in Dallas, TX, and although I had an opportunity to be one of almost 1,000 attendees, at the last minute I decided not to take it. I was already traveling a lot in May and spending too much time away from my family,  so I ultimately decided

By |2022-06-18T14:56:27-04:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Featured Article|0 Comments

The MAC is Back on August 18th – More Speakers, More Presentations!!!

The Virtual MAC is back and happening on August 18th! See the announced speakers and register for your ticket today!   Deanna Winstead Simple Strategies that Solving Complex Proposal Management Challenges Increasing speed and agility of the proposal process is constantly sought after in the most effectively managed proposal departments. Identifying best practices, enhancing efficiencies,

By |2021-08-11T07:15:24-04:00August 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Featured Article|0 Comments

The MAC is Back – Keynote Speaker and More Announced!

The Virtual MAC is coming! Our KEYNOTE SPEAKER Mr. Milton Hunt has been announced - check out the video below! https://youtu.be/Y9EZik3FT8I For more than 25 years, Milton Hunt has lived all that he teaches and speaks in his Employee Training, Motivational Speaking, and Employee Coaching services and programs. Hunt is a Native American, a

By |2021-07-27T11:29:25-04:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Featured Article|0 Comments

5 reasons Why I’m Signing Up For the Mentor-Protégé Program

I remember my first day working in Proposals - it was just me and one other person and we split all the work 50/50. Together, we made up the proposal manager, proposal coordinator, capture manager, editor, graphics artist, and every other role needed in between to create our finished masterpiece of a proposal.  We were

By |2021-02-19T18:07:02-05:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Featured Article|0 Comments

Step Back In Time – A look back at the Executive Summary

A huge thank you to all of our readers, new and old, who stay up to date with our weekly blog, Pens Down - we look forward to sharing so much more the rest of the year! A look back at The Executive Summary It’s been a few weeks since we’ve started this new weekly

By |2021-02-04T20:22:04-05:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Featured Article|0 Comments

Welcome to Our Weekly blog, Pens Down!

New Year, New Universe - Working and Living in a Distanced World Maybe not everyone, but I’d say a good majority of us would agree that 2020 was just not the best year. There are silver linings to find for sure, such as our advanced 21st century technology that saved the day and let a

By |2021-01-07T17:07:31-05:00December 31st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Featured Article|6 Comments

APMP-NCA Chapter

The mission of the APMP-NCA chapter is to support our members in advancing their professional goals and increasing their capabilities to win business.

The APMP NCA Chapter maximizes member value by:

  • Creating an environment and opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, professionalism and application of best practices,
  • Partnering with industry, academia and government to unleash the power of capture and proposal management,
  • Providing a forum for the discussion and examination of problems, solutions, applications and ideas,
  • Disseminating information regarding developments in the profession, and
  • Attracting, developing and retaining leadership to ensure the future of the organization.

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