USAID Funding: How to Enter and Grow in the USAID Market

USAID Funding: How to Enter and Grow in the USAID Market

Thursday, October 7, 2021 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM) (EDT)


The Small Business Association for International Companies (SBAIC) is holding its next Training and Education Series Event, USAID Funding: How to Enter and Grow in the USAID Market. You and your colleagues are invited to attend this virtual event. 

SBAIC is proud to host Mr. Mike Shanley, CEO of Konektid International, who will introduce and discuss best practices for starting and growing your organization’s work with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), focused on subcontracting strategies. USAID distributes more than $15 billion in funding to organizations and partners like yours each year! Mr. Shanley will share USAID partnering best practices drawn from Konektid’s work with USAID subcontractors and USAID prime implementers. We encourage you to join us to learn how to build your organization's USAID market strategy. This training event will discuss: 

1. How to learn about and plan for USAID funding opportunities; 

2. The USAID subcontracting process; and 

3. Practical tools that you can take back to your organization to build and grow your USAID subcontracting and prime portfolios. 

Mr. Mike Shanley, CEO of Konektid International (, has 15 years of direct USAID market experience, including at Chemonics International, USAID's largest implementing partner. In 2013, he founded Konektid International to support new partners to enter the USAID market. Mr. Shanley works directly with clients and leads seminars on USAID, USAID partnering best practices and trends. 

Through Mr. Shanley’s leadership, Konektid has worked with foreign aid organizations of all types and sizes including both established and new USAID partners. Konektid's clients have ranged from the Fortune 500 and Ivy League, to local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and US small businesses. In each case, Konektid has helped to design and implement their client’s USAID partnering strategies. Konektid has supported new and underutilized partners to assess their fit for the USAID market; build their clients’ capacity to find their first Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract, write their first USAID proposal, and win the largest USAID procurement in their client’s history. Likewise, Konektid has partnered with the top foreign aid associations, including USAID, Devex, Society for International Development (DC), British Expertise International, Johns Hopkins University, Bond UK, Dochas, AidEx, Impact Hub Geneva, and the Posner Center for International Development. 

We look forward to seeing you at the event!


SBAIC Members - 45$

Non-Members - 55$

Virtual - Zoom
Event Contact
Tim Azizkhan
Thursday, October 7, 2021 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM) (EDT)

10:00-11:00AM (1 Hour)

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