A good proposal doesn’t just outline what product or service you would like to create or deliver. It does so in such a way that the reader feels it is the only logical choice. Your participants will explore the proposal writing process including the most common types of proposals.

The Proposal Writing workshop will take participants through each step of the proposal writing process, from understanding why they are writing a proposal; to gathering information; to writing and proofreading; through to creating the final, professional product.

Duration                        Learning Credits        

1 day-8 hours of            8 PDU’s 



Public Classroom Pricing:     

Early Bird Price: USD 595.00

Regular Price: USD 795.00

Instructor-Led Virtual Live Pricing:

Early Bird Price: USD 495.00

Regular Price: USD 695.00

Private Group/ In-House Learning:

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yourself with a special pricing and request

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Course Outline

Module One: Understanding Proposals

What is a Proposal?

The Proposal Writing Process

Types of Proposals

About Requests for Proposals

Module Two: Beginning the Proposal Writing Process

Identifying Your Purpose and Your Audience

Performing a Needs Analysis

Writing the Goal Statement

Module Three: Preparing an Outline

A General Format

Special Sections

Creating a Framework

Getting Down to Details

Module Four: Finding Facts

Identifying Resources

Using the Internet as a Resource

Organizing Your Information

Module Five: Writing Skills (I)

Spelling and Grammar

Working with Words

Constructing Sentences

Persuasive Writing

Mastering Voice

Module Six: Writing Skills (II)

Creating Paragraphs

Creating Strong Transitions

Building to Conclusions

Module Seven: Writing the Proposal

Educating the Evaluator

Ghosting the Competition

Using Illustrations

Module Eight: Checking for Readability

Checking for Clarity

Reading for Your Audience

Using the Readability Index

Module Nine: Proofreading and Editing

Proofreading Like a Pro

Editing Techniques

Checking the Facts

The Power of Peer Review

Module Ten: Adding the Final Touches

Our Top Typesetting Tips

Achieving a Professional Look and Feel

Creating the Final Package

Module Eleven: Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

Review of Parking Lot

Lessons Learned

Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

Who can attend?

Anybody who is interested in learning Proposal Writing Skills.

Learning Goals

● Writing winning proposals effectively and efficiently.

● Develop proposals with a higher chance of winning.

● Learn how to differentiate your proposals from competition.

● Best practices, templates, guides, and tips and tricks.

● Proposal strategy, planning, authoring, and improving.

● Thinking like a proposal evaluator, funder, buyer or investor.

● Learning to win business via grants and contracts.

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