Writing Successful Proposals
As an in-plant manager, crafting proposals is nothing new. But a poorly conceived request sent to management could mean your print shop being denied that new press, facility or employee you may so sorely need. In a new article by consultant Ray Chambers, he details how knowing your numbers may mean the difference between a proposal being approved, or tossed in the trash.
“A successful proposal must address two critical factors,” Chambers explains. “The first is relevance; that is, why is the topic of the proposal important? The second is impact—what pain will be alleviated and/or what gain to the organization will be achieved by adopting the change?”
Chambers details six elements that should round out a successful proposal and provides a sample proposal with multiple visual elements to further explain the path to success. Read Chambers’ full article here.
Ray Chambers, CGCM, MBA, has invested over 30 years managing and directing printing plants, copy centers, mail centers and award-winning document management facilities in higher education and government.
Most recently, Chambers served as vice president and chief information officer at Juniata College. Chambers is currently a doctoral candidate studying Higher Education Administration at the Pennsylvania State University (PSU). His research interests include outsourcing in higher education and its impact on support services in higher education and managing support services. He also consults (Chambers Management Group) with leaders in both the public and private sectors to help them understand and improve in-plant printing and document services operations.