SFSU College of Business | BUS 714 - Elements of Business Writing

Spring 2022 | Sections: 01Z (11436) 6:30-9:15 pm Mondays

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Week 14 
Unit Introduction: RFPs & Proposals
Monday, April 25

EA Chap 12 "Proposals" pp 286-305

BWC "Proposals" pp 120-132

BWC "Formal Reports" pp 176-201

Project Proposal/RFP Assignment Description

Proposals at a glance

Checklists for proposal writing

Business Plans vs Business Proposals  (weblink)

REVIEW (You are NOT required to read all of the items linked below. Read and refer to them only as needed throughout the proposal unit):
* Please Note: The resources below are LARGE scanned files:
Some may take time to load on your machine

Deadline Tips for Proposal Writing

Internal Proposals

  1. Sample Internal Proposal - Watershed Protection

External Proposals, pt 1

External Proposals, pt 2

  1. Sample External Proposal 1 - Stationary Bike

  2. Sample External Proposal 2 - Community Exercise

  3. Sample External Proposal 3 - Investment Strategy

  4. Sample External Proposal 4 - Real Estate Development

Request for Proposals (RFP)

  1. Sample RFP I - Website Development

  2. Sample RFP 2 - Building Redevelopment

  3. Sample RFP 3 - Sustainability

  4. Sample RFP 4 - Shuttle Service

  5. Sample RFP 5 - Solid Waste Reduction

  6. Sample RFP 6 - Uber Community Program


Business Proposal Template  (weblink)

Proposal Sample Template

Grant Proposal Template

Blank Template I

Blank Template II

Proposal writing & planning
Week 15
Proposal planning & writing workshop
Monday, May 2

Group project development

Week 16
Project presentation & critique
Monday, May 9
  Last day of class  
  • Project Proposal/RFP (4 pp min)  (iLearn)


General Scoring Rubric


Proposal will be screen shared for the class to review while your group informally presents its work for discussion and critique

Dates & Deadlines

First day of class: Jan 24

Add/Drop deadline: Feb 11

Spring Break recess: Mar 19-27

Withdraw deadline: April 18

Last day of class: May 9

Last day of term: May 20