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This is a channel that we use to keep members in the loop about the latest policy documents and developments. Our work in advocacy cuts across all areas of expertise and impacts all of our members.

Our Director of Government Affairs & Advocacy, Cynthia Smith, and our Advocacy Manager, Jenna Thoretz, post regular updates so our members are alerted to changes in the sector as they happen. We encourage everyone who joins Connect to become part of this community and to keep up to date with the information shared here. Posts to this community go live on our website, and you may wish to use the anonymous posting option if you have a question to ask here.

USAID: 1st Q FY23 Business Forecast Meeting December 7 - Register now

  • 1.  USAID: 1st Q FY23 Business Forecast Meeting December 7 - Register now

    Posted 18 days ago

    From USAID's Industry Liaison: 

    "On Wednesday, December 7 at 8:30am ET, we will host our FY 2023 First Quarter Business Forecast and Partner Update webinar. You can click here to register

    Submitting Business Forecast Questions
    In advance of the event, we invite organizations to send questions specifically related to opportunities on the Business Forecast. Please see below instructions for submitting questions:

    1. You can submit using the following Google Form: USAID Business Forecast Submission Form (You may submit more than one). OR
    2. Send questions in email using this Excel template to

    Please be sure to label each question with the project name as indicated on the Business Forecast, as well as the Country/Mission/Bureau/Operating Unit, as applicable.

    Please send all questions to by no later than close of business on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. 

    Following the webinar, we will post responses to all of the Business Forecast-related questions on, along with a transcript and recording of the event.

    If you have not participated in one of USAID's Business Forecast calls, you can access previous recordings and transcripts here."

    Cynthia Smith
    Director, Government Affairs and Advocacy