The Proposal Development
The Connect For More proposal process includes two-way discussions regarding all project goals, pricing, participant expectations, and agency capacity via a Scope of Work. Pricing structures are developed on a per project basis and proposal objectives are often amended to meet specific client needs. If all details of the Scope of Work meet with Client and Consultant approval, a Letter of Agreement is signed and provided to both parties.
Assessment & Information Gathering
All consulting projects include an assessment component to ensure that both the Client and the Consultant are intentionally designing the scope of work using real-time data. Both formal and informal assessments are available for all projects and may include online self-assessments, capacity assessments, phone interviews, performance evaluations, in-person interviews, focus groups, and other assessment methodology. Organizational or personal background documents are reviewed as needed to further inform the Consultant’s work.
The Consulting Engagement
Once the Letter of Agreement has been signed by both parties, work on the project begins. Timeline for each project has been estimated ahead of time and is dependent upon responsiveness of client and availability of necessary support materials. Typical projects conducted by Connect For More can take anywhere between 1 month to 1 year, though this will vary dependent upon client need and ability. Payment for consulting projects is negotiated prior to signing of the Letter of Agreement on a per agency basis and may include monthly retainers, invoicing or percentages of payment upon project component completion.
Coaching & Ongoing Support
At Connect For More, we are committed to ensuring that our clients have the best consultant experience possible. This includes the opportunity to partake in ongoing support in the way of follow-up consultations (in-person or phone), email support and/or coaching sessions with project stakeholders. Clients have the ability to choose a format that works best for them to ensure the sustainability of project efforts.