Proposals are all about identifying challenges, needs, things that people notice that could be made better through action. Whether itâ€™s a community-based proposal, internal project management proposal, solicited or unsolicited proposals, grant proposals, or sales proposals, each of these types is directed at change and addressing some need.
You are working as part of a small non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona. The executive director puts you in charge of identifying a community problem or need at Arizona State or in the Phoenix area. For example, the lack of after school math tutoring at a Phoenix school for at risk children or a local theater company that is partnering with ASU students to create a play about domestic violence, or a smart community grant to get better quality services for the disabled at the ASU Downtown Campus.
Topic and Process
Your assignment is to write a grant proposal to request the approval of and funding for a project that fulfills a need. Your grant proposal should include the following: :
Literature Review (2-3 paragraphs)
Problem Statement (1-2 paragraphs)
Goals & Objectives (1-2 paragraphs)
Project Methods/Description (2-3 paragraphs)
Project Evaluation (1-2 paragraphs)
Project Budget (5-10K)
Organization Description (1-2 paragraphs)
Your completed proposal will be between 5-7 pages long, with the cover letter less than one page, single-spaced. The rest of your work should be 1Â½ spaced and fill the balance of your document. Insert at least two visuals within the text. I will have a sample available to you.
Genres Practiced in the Project
Communication: Cover Letters, Grants, and Proposal genre
Design: visuals and formatting
Audience and Purpose: Small non-profit organizations and community
Writing that Works
Chapter 4: Conducting Research
Chapter 5: Designing Text and Visuals
Chapter 12: Writing Proposals
Tasks and Experiences Involved
Becoming familiar with proposals
Understanding writing in a professional context for a public audience
Employing visuals effectively