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For Instructional Purposes Only RESEARCHED PROPOSAL TO complete with your proposal title Submitted to Your Decision Maker Your Decision Maker s Title Your Decision Maker s Company Prepared by Your Name Your Title Your Organization Date Company Letterhead and Logo Memorandum Use for internal communications NOTE you will include EITHER a memo OR a cover letter never both To John Doe HisHer Title From Your Name Your Title Date Date you submit the proposal Subject Proposal Title The following will provide you with an example to guide your memo Writing a memo or cover letter that is well considered can motivate the reader to continue reading your proposal The memo or cover letter is an informal communication bounded into the proposal to avoid loss or separation Your cover letter or memorandum should be one page given the length of your proposal 20003000 words The following are components of the cover letter or memorandum in order 1 The opening paragraph provides a strong brief statement or summary of your problem and should focus on why the decision maker should approve your proposal Remember to use Flood s BLO T concept Bottom Line On Top 2 The middle paragraph provides a brief statement of the unique selling or convincing point that will meet and exceed the organization s needs This is an opportunity to capture the decision maker s interest In addition it is your opportunity to explain any research and efforts taken to identify any critical requirements of the problem 3 The closing paragraph usually contains name of the project your contact information and a quick thank you ii Company Letterhead and Logo Use for external communications Date John Doe HisHer Title Company Name Address Dear John Doe The following Will provide you With an example to guide your letter Writing a cover letter that is well considered can motivate the reader to continue reading your proposal The cover letter is an informal communication bounded into the proposal to avoid loss or separation Your cover letter should be one page given the length of your proposal 2000 3000 words The following are components of the cover letter in order 1 The opening paragraph provides a strong brief statement or summary of your problem and should focus on Why the decision maker should approve your proposal 2 The middle paragraph provides a brief statement of the unique selling or convincing point that Will meet and exceed the organization s needs This is an opportunity to capture the decision maker s interest In addition it is your opportunity to explain any research and efforts taken to identify any critical requirements of the problem 3 The closing paragraph usually contains name of the project your contact information and a quick thank you Sincerely Your Name Your Title iii EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction What is the subject of the proposal or the problem of concern Tell the reader what they want to know about the proposal What would grab their attention to want to continue reading Use the following to guide your executive summary and develop headings as appropriate ie put together an outline with headings to assist or guide the reader the list is not all inclusive it is there to provide you with a baseline or starting point for your proposal Some of these headings may not apply to your topic Purpose of the report Scope of the investigation and research on which the report is based Key ideas presented in the report Time and cost overview Conclusions reached Recommendations made QMPPP Note Depending on the length of the proposal executive summaries are usually no longer than two pages For our purposes one page is sufficient Sample Table of Contents you may not need all of these entries Delete the ones you do not need TABLE OF CONTENTS MEMORANDUM OR COVER LETTER ii COVER LETTER iii TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 I BACKGROUNDEXISTING BASE OF KNOWLEDGE You should re ect on your knowledge of the problem or concern and show evidence of a thorough research of the topic including relevant literature search and reference to external benchmarks and related measures if appropriate Note In addition use subheadings to break up text and separate sections throughout the proposal II STATEMENT OF NEED Tell the reader Why attention is needed to fix the problem or concern In addition convince the reader that the problem is real and that the rationale and methods being proposed Will benefit the organization and accomplish the objective being proposed III PROJECT DESCRIPTION 111 Explanation of the Problem It should include extensive explanation of the problem With sufficient technical background as appropriate III2 SetupImplementation It should include extensive explanation of the setupexplanation as appropriate III3 Statement of Objectives It should include extensive explanation of the statement of objectives as appropriate III4 Methodology or Techniques It should include extensive explanation of the methodology or techniques being utilize as appropriate III5 Evaluation Measures It should include explanation of the evaluation measures being used as appropriate IV BUDGET TIME AND COST ESTIMATES Use your organization s preferred format V CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS Conclusion stated as a recommendation for implementation of the solution REFERENCES Number at least five sources must be cited Three of these must be peerreviewed journal articles Peer reviewed also known as refereeing is the process academic articles go through to be recognized as valuable contributions to the field Peer review is the process of subjecting an author s scholarly work research or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field In our field of business management peer reviewed journals include the following 0 Academy of Management 0 Human Resource Management Review 0 Industrial Management 0 Journal of Organizational Behavior Management 0 Management Quarterly You may use no more than two personal interviews Other sources may include newspaper or magazine articles that are not peer reviewed Or if students locate several peer reviewed articles to use that is fine too You may cite more than five sources five is simply the minimum Please review the APA PowerPoint posted in DocSharing to ensure you are citing sources correctly APPENDICES as appropriate
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