We Drive Change

From idea to EU project proposal in just a week

What are your nonprofit's biggest challenges and most audacious goals?
You’ve recognized a problem you’re unwilling to watch persist. Families struggling to figure out where they’ll sleep each night. Ecosystems so ravaged by pollution they may not exist for the next generation to enjoy. Young people unable to break a cycle of poverty and unemployment. You’ve set out to find a solution, and your organization is working every day to make change happen.
We exist to help you make your vision a reality.

As the leading network of EU projects professionals, we design and implement communications and visibility strategies that help nonprofits achieve their goals, advance their missions, and drive more social change. Proximo is committed to helping nonprofits realize the full potential of communications and visibility so that the sector can realize its full potential to change the world.

Intrigued? Read on to find out more about us, learn about what we do or contact us.

How can your communications advance your mission and create more positive impact?

These are the questions we aim to answer through our strategy and planning engagements. Before we embark on this process, we commonly hear things from our partners like:
  • Our messages are complicated or unclear. Our communication and visibility activities aren’t well-aligned with our projects and strategic plans.
  • We need to raise awareness of the great work we’re doing. Our competitors are so much more well-known and visible than we are. We’d like to be known as the leaders we are.
  • Our donors are changing and our past funding streams are drying up. We need to reach more donors, supporters and people in need of our services.

Do any of these ring true of your organization?

If so, it might be time for you to engage in strategic communications planning work.

How does it work?

Basically, you bring the ideas, and we help you piece everything together. Ready?

1. Analysis

What is the problem that you want to solve? A good project comes from a good problem definition.

4. Project

A co-created master plan. At the end, you will have drafted your EU Project Proposal.

2. Ideas

Let’s discuss your goals and what you can do to get there and investigate what other initiatives have been implemented on the same topic.

3. Concept

What is the project going to be about? It is now time to reflect on what you want to achieve and how.

Our Pricing Options

We know most organizations do not have enough funds to recruit consultants to help them submit a highly competitive proposal. With this in mind we have created different pricing options, including success fee. In this scenario, Proximo takes all kind of risks to guarantee you the highest level of delivery while at the same time minding your budget.
Project Concept


  • Insights and analysis
  • Compliance support
  • Summary of the action
  • Description of the action
  • Relevance of the action
  • Administration and submission
  • Clarifications support
Full Application


  • Description of the action
  • Methodology
  • Action plan
  • Sustainability
  • Logical framework
  • Budget
  • Submission and compliance
Success Fee Model


  • Insights and analysis
  • Compliance support
  • Concept note
  • Full application
  • Administration and submission
  • Clarifications support
  • Pre-contracting support

Questions We Frequently Ask

What is the problem that you want to solve?
A good project comes from a good problem definition. It is important to first identify the problem you want to address, whether it be in your country, community or school. In general, try to describe what you want to change and why you want to change it. A way to test the clarity of your problem statement is to see if you can summarize it in one sentence.
What evidence and/or data do you have that supports the identified problem?

You not only need a good problem definition, but it is also equally important to have solid evidence and/or data to prove that the problem actually exists. This implies doing some research on the problem you have identified. Sources of data and evidence can include statistics, survey results, and information from previous reports elaborated by International Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and/or government institutions. Data and evidence-based research add validity to your project. This information is crucial as it will help others understand why the problem identified is a worthy issue to tackle.

What other initiatives have been implemented that target the same problem?

It is likely that other organizations might have already done similar projects to address the problem you’ve identified. Before settling on your project, investigate what other initiatives have been implemented on the same topic. This will be helpful because you can learn from previous results and the lessons and challenges from other Projects. You might also get new ideas that can improve your project design.

What are the objectives and/or expected results of your project?

What is the project going to be about? If you had previously identified the problem, it is now time to reflect on what you want to achieve and how. Keep in mind that you don’t have to solve every dimension of the problem you identified. Be realistic. It is better to have only a few targets (2–4) which can actually be attained.

Who will your project help?

It is important to know who your project supports and what value it will bring to them. Are you benefiting a specific group of people, a community, a particular geographic area? Most importantly, how is your project truly addressing their needs? Don’t assume that you know everything about the beneficiaries, talk to them, ask questions, this will help you better define your project objectives, and improve the design of your project. Plus, this is also a way to ensure community engagement, interest and participation.

What is the timeframe of your project?

It is important to determine how much time it will take to reach the established objectives. A project has a clearly defined timeframe, and we must do our best to stick to it. In order to establish this timeframe – that could range from three months to a couple of years – try to consider how many people will be in your team, how fast you can get the funding to kickstart the project, and how long it will take to coordinate with the different stakeholders involved in the project.

We look forward to helping you unlock the full potential of your organization.