How to Write a Proposal
Writing a good proposal is a critical skill in many occupations, from
school to business management to geology. The goal of a proposal is to
gain support for your plan by informing the appropriate people.
1Outline your project. This will not be turned in, but it will help you
organize your thoughts. Make sure you know all of the relevant details.<
2Introduce your overall plan.Example: I am planning an expedition to
Baffen Island in the Canadian Arctic to explore potential petroleum
3State the goal of your project, and why it is important or beneficial to
the person you are addressing.Example: Because our business relies
heavily on the internet, this advertising campaign would allow us to
reach our target demographic more effectively.
4Explain your plan in reasonable detail. Your audience probably doesn't
need to know how many paper clips or containers of instant noodles you
plan to use, but they do want to know the duration, cost, and necessary
supplies.Example: I plan to stay in Kyoto for three weeks, which should
allow enough time to account for weather delays. Minimal staff will be
needed, but we will have purchase materials on-site"
5Restate the importance of your project in a larger context.Example:
"Greater knowledge of tuna behavior can allow us to create a more
comprehensive management strategy, and ensure canned tuna for future
6Thank your audience for their support and consideration.<
How to Prepare a Business Plan