Using real-life examples Dr Fraser provides simple rules for clear, reader-friendly writing and reveals the secrets of persuasive prose. Advice on layout, illustration, printing and binding is also here. Finally, she explains how to develop your proposal into a powerful presentation designed to win you new business.The strength of a proposal can gain business or lose it. The stakes can often be high and the pressure intense to get it right. For sales and marketing people, managers, consultants, engineers and technical specialists of every kind, Professional Proposal Writing will be an invaluable aid to anyone who's struggled with proposals in the past or is faced with constructing them in the future.
The updated Fifth Edition of the best-selling Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship for Funding offers a fresh, robust presentation of the basics of program design and proposal writing for community services funding. Authors Soraya M. Coley and Cynthia A. Scheinberg help readers develop the knowledge they need to understand community agencies, identify and describe community needs, identify funding sources, develop a viable program evaluation, prepare a simple line-item budget, and write a compelling need statement. The jargon-free, step-by-step presentation makes the book as useful to students in the university classroom as to first-time grant writers in the nonprofit setting.
EVERY DAY WE ARE INSPIRED by the countless ways our clients engage in philanthropic work. It in our great honor to respond to your interest. Just as we’ve been honored to have helped many for profit, and non-profit organizations in California raise hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in funding support towards funding goals since our founding in Program Year 2000. The achievement is not ours to claim, of course. As thoughtful guides and counselors in your granting campaign, our role is to elevate and focus your journey toward the abundant outcomes intended for you. Our strength is in helping you our client discern the most effective course of action. Our customized strategies work by remaining true to our moral directives and to you our customers. The challenges of the twenty first century in regards to a grant campaign may seem formidable; the path to success need not be elusive. In fact, it can be transformative and life-changing.
Investigators, their home institutions, and funding agencies play significant roles in the development and outcomes of scientific projects. Submitting a proposal to a funding agency is only one dimension of a multivariable and complex funding process, and understanding this is a good first step toward unlocking the puzzle behind why some research proposals receive awards while others are declined. The Handbook of Scientific Proposal Writing offers researchers and research administrators a broad perspective on the process of initiating and conducting funded scientific research projects. Written for students and researchers in all fields and disciplines, this reference offers a holistic approach to conceiving and then converting new ideas into effective proposals. It focuses on the technical aspects of writing proposals rather than the fund-raising issues. Chapters provide full coverage of the scientific method, including information on how scientific research should be conducted. Providing the tools necessary to organize ideas and obtain the funds needed to effectively manage projects, the Handbook of Scientific Proposal Writing includes: 56 figures and 25 tables to help convey key ideas More than 150 citations that provide pointers to additional sources for further reading Examples to help the reader ease through more abstract concepts End-of-chapter questions to stimulate further examination and comprehension
This book provides readers with an overview of proposal writing today—along with the issues that influence the resources and methods used to develop them. A focus on the real-world of business presents further insight and guidance in acquiring the basic skills, and some advanced, in creating any type of proposal. Chapter topics include marketing strategy, writing, graphics, sales letters and the executive summary, formal and informal documents, reviews, and editing. For the skilled professionals already in this field, affecting the bottom-line profit of their companies, seeking additional training or a valuable reference for producing persuasive and winning proposals.
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Author: Soraya Moore Coley,Cynthia A. Scheinberg,University of Michigan. School of Social Work
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Category: Social Science
"Coley and Scheinberg have taken their outstanding guide to proposal writing, a volume popular with both students and practitioners, and made it even better." --From the Foreword, by Armand Lauffer, The University of Michigan In this Second Edition of Soraya M. Coley and Cynthia A. Scheinberg's book, Proposal Writing, the authors have broadened their scope while still maintaining the aspects that made the First Edition a bestseller. They have added a chapter on program development; updated the material to reflect changes in service delivery, such as collaborations; and addressed the use of technology in proposal writing. As in the First Edition, this book is written primarily for students or beginning-to-moderately experienced grantwriters working in nonprofit corporations, school districts, or city or county agencies, and provides a step-by-step guide to writing a successful grant proposal.
Dr. Wanda Bonnel, PhD, RN,Dr. Katharine Smith, PhD, RN
Author: Dr. Wanda Bonnel, PhD, RN,Dr. Katharine Smith, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Amazon, 11 reviews for 5-star average: "Excellent, very helpful, to the point, concise without leaving out important details." "Really helps and is easy to understand." This practical, concise, and accessible guide for graduate students and advanced clinicians delivers step-by-step guidelines for integrating research and best evidence to produce concise, well-written project proposals. Health care professionals in advanced practice are increasingly being asked to be able to deliver clinical project proposals using best evidence for advancing quality patient care. With the same “must know” clinical scholarship tools of the first edition, this revision provides practical guidelines of common project models for developing and writing a tight proposal from start to finish while leaving room for the unique nature of most clinical project topics. The second edition includes a completely new chapter on quality improvement concepts, new project proposal abstracts, and new information specific to the DNP project from the AACN. Using the same three-part organization to walk through the intricacies of planning, writing, and completing scholarly project proposals, this new edition also adds new key features to keep readers engaged with the text and their own ongoing or forthcoming proposal. Chapters have been updated to include websites for additional learning, as well as advice from DNP students who have themselves successfully completed project proposals. Reflective questions, tips for completing proposals, exemplars, and reader activities throughout the book facilitate readers’ greater understanding of projects and subsequent proposals. New to the Second Edition: A new chapter on quality improvement concepts Advice from DNP students who have themselves completed proposals Chapter updates and edits for enhanced clarity Websites for additional learning New information specific to the DNP project based on guidance from the AACN Increased emphasis on the Project Triangle, an important foundational structure Key Features: Provides topflight guidance in proposal writing for DNP and other nursing clinical projects Details parameters for integrating scholarship with clearly communicated professional objectives Contains numerous writing prompts and questions that guide students in reflective scholarly writing Offers examples of good writing, reflective questions, and tools for self-assessment Offers helpful tips for making proposals concise yet complete
This book provides a comprehensive review of planning strategies and related concepts, including leadership and the role of the helping professional as 'change agent.' The text presents material in a straightforward manner that is intended to make planning accessible and provides examples from the field.
This is a simple short proposal microbook aimed at making an impact on your next proposal. It is not preachy and not long so you can finish it before you start on that next contract tender. It's worth the cost if it helps 10% into a better proposal. I have written successful proposals worth millions of dollars, and I have reviewed and scored proposals worth almost as much. I have condensed my experience down to a microbook and a premium version with examples. This basic book is prescriptive not descriptive. It explains things to consider not knowing what your area is; rather than going through long examples that might not make sense. It makes 6 or 7 important points quickly rather than dressing them in 200 pages of fluff. In fact, it's written like an effective proposal. Succinct, on point, and meets the requirements. In this case, the requirements are: how can you write more effective proposals?
Author: Jay D. Gatrell,Gregory D. Bierly,Ryan R. Jensen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Political Science
The complex interactions between human and physical systems confronting social scientists and policymakers pose unique conceptual, methodological, and practical complications when ‘doing research’. Graduate students in a broad range of related fields need to learn how to tackle the discipline-specific issues of space, place, and scale as they propose and perform research in the spatial sciences. This practical textbook and overview blends plenty of concrete examples of spatial research and case studies to familiarize readers with the research process as it demystifies and exemplifies how to really do it. The appendix contains both completed and in-progress proposals for MA and PhD theses and dissertations. Emphasizing research as a learning and experiential process while providing students with the encouragement and skills needed for success in proposal writing, "Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science" can serve as a textbook for graduate-level research-design courses, as well as for undergraduate-level project-based spatial science courses. Keywords: proposal writing, grant writing, research, geography, spatial science
Writing to Win More Customers, Clients, and Contracts
Author: Tom Sant
Category: Business & Economics
Writing a winning proposal has always been an important part of sales. In recent years it has become vital. But many companies are still cranking out confusing, unpersuasive proposals and RFPs-few of which result in new clients or contracts. Now everyone can dramatically boost their success rate with the third edition of Persuasive Business Proposals. This classic guide explains how to craft compelling messages and powerful proposals that attract prospects' attention and speak to their needs. The new edition includes more valuable information than ever before, including: * Essential questions for qualifying opportunities * Ways to "power up" cover letters and executive summaries * Advice for overcoming "value paranoia" * Guidelines for incorporating proof into a proposal * Tips for winning renewal contracts. Most people find proposal writing to be tedious and time-consuming-and their documents show it. With clear instructions as well as before-and-after samples, Persuasive Business Proposals takes readers step-by-step through a highly effective process for writing customized packages that capture new business.
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Detailed instructions on preparing successful grant proposals is explained. Incorporating the results of 40 interviews with grantmakers across the nation, the Guide reveals their priorities in reviewing submissions and provides insight into what makes a winning proposal. The guide oulines the entire proposal-writing process including pre-proposal planning tips, components of the proposal and gives guidance from grantmakers. To illustrate key points, excerpts from successful grant proposals are inserted throughout the guide. A complete model proposal is included in the appendix. An updated bibliography features selected resouces on proposal development, including web and print sources.