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Title: How to write a proposal


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How to write a proposal
  • SEM 555
  • Dr. Salma Chad

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  • What do you Expect ?

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What is a proposal?
  • A proposal is a persuasive document that puts
    forth your solutions to a particular problem or
    situation while convincing your audience that
    your solution is the best one available.

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Before you start gathering background information
  • Before you start writing your proposal, you
    should gather background information about three
    areas
  • Concept
  • Program
  • Expense

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Questions you should be able to answer
  • What is the nature of the project and how will it
    will be conducted?
  • What is the anticipated timetable of the project?
  • What are the anticipated outcomes of the project
    and how will you evaluate the results?
  • What are the staffing and volunteer needs,
    accounting for new hires and recruitment?

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Parts of a Proposal
  • The three main parts of a well-written proposal
  • Front matter
  • Body
  • End matter

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Front Matter
  • Title page
  • Title
  • Byline
  • Date Submitted
  • Letter of Transmittal
  • Context
  • Summary
  • Date of Action
  • Gratitude
  • Executive Summary
  • Synopsis of the entire proposal
  • Table of Contents
  • List of Visuals

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Body
  • Introduction
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Background/Statement of the Problem
  • Scope
  • Organization

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Body
  • Other parts of the body
  • Approach
  • Requirements
  • Plan of Action
  • Qualifications/Experience
  • Budget
  • Proposed schedule
  • Conclusions/recommendations

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End matter
  • Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Appendixes
  • Surveys
  • Maps
  • Charts
  • Spreadsheets
  • Statistics
  • Etc.

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Proposals
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Planning
  • Gather information
  • Know your organization well.
  • Identify your audience and their expectation.
  • Set Budget
  • Set time frame
  • Project Branding

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Project Branding
  • Name
  • Logo
  • Multimedia (Videos and Designsetc)
  • Theme

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research
  • What you do (field of interest)
  • Where you do it (geographic focus)
  • Network Group

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Writing
  • Proposal contents
  • Cover page
  • Table of contents
  • Invitation letter
  • Executive Summary (1 paragraph)

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Writing
  • Statement of need
  • - What is the problem
  • - What is the solution
  • Use
  • Statistics
  • Geographic focus
  • Mention Boys and Girls

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writing
  • Project Description
  • Goals
  • Objectives

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writing
  • Organization info.
  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Programs
  • Board and staff

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writing
  • Budget
  • Benefits Packages.
  • Write your contacts

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Steps ?
  • Call the contact person
  • Send proposal on Email
  • Call again and again and again

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Revision
  • Cite your statistics and references
  • SPELL CHECKING
  • Make important things first.
  • Use universal and standards fonts.
  • Simple and direct sentences.
  • Include illustrations if possible.
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