Thursday, 2 July 2015

How to Write a Good Project Proposal

                How to Write a Good Project Proposal

 

The most universal advice on writing a successful grant proposal is to present a well written, focused solution to a problem in a logical progression by Knowing how to write a persuasive, captivating proposal is essential for success in many fields.

The general purpose of any good proposal is to persuade the readers to do something which you want them to do, whether it is to persuade a potential customer to purchase goods and/or services, or to persuade your employer to fund a project or to implement a program that you would like to launch.

Follow these steps to when writing a proposal

 State your research purpose. ...
Give some background information about why you are proposing your suggestion so that your reader will have a better understanding of the problem you are trying to solve.

 State a solution to the problem; this is where you give specifics about your suggestion.

1. A proposal should define a problem and describe a solution that will persuade busy, thrifty, skeptical readers to support it, if not you are really not on the line.

2. Employ facts, not opinions, to bolster the argument for approval. Research similar plans or projects and cite them in your work, emphasizing their successes and how your proposal resolves the weaknesses, omissions, or mistaken priorities apparent in their own work.

3. Analyze your plan or project, demonstrating possible outcomes. If possible, model a small-scale version of the plan or project, report on the results, and extrapolate how the full-scale plan or project will turn out based on the test.

4. Any discussion of financial or other resources should be conducted carefully and should present a realistic picture of the expense required in the cost of the project.

5. Be meticulous in writing, editing, and design of the proposal.You have to revise your proposal as necessary so as to make it clear and concise, ask others to critique and edit it for you because no man is an island of knowledge, and make sure your presentation is attractive and engaging as well as well organized and helpful.

Elements of a good proposal:   

A good proposal should contain the following elements in them.

  • Executive Summary: State the rationale for putting the proposal into effect, and summarize the proposal. (This allows a decision maker to quickly get the gist of the proposal, hence the name.)
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  • Statement of Need: Detail why the plan or project the proposal recommends is necessary.
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  • Project Description: Explain specifics of the plan or project, and how it will go into effect and how it will be evaluated.
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  • Budget Analysis: Provide and explain how the plan or project will be financed and categorize and annotate operating expenses.
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  • Organization Details: If the proposal is being submitted to an outside party, provide information about the beneficiary organization, including its mission, its stakeholders and who its serves, and the scope of its programs and services.
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  • Conclusion: Summarize the proposal’s main points.

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