How to Write a Successful Social Media Proposal: Free Template Included

Sprout Social

For freelancers and agencies who provide social media services, having a proposal ready for your client should be an essential part of your workflow. We’ll walk through the important components of a social media proposal, aided by tips from people who write proposals on a daily basis.

When Someone Takes Your Proposed Campaign Concept

Geoff Livingston

Recently, I had a prospective client take a proposal idea and implement it themselves. Image by Laserone. Having your campaign concepts taken is an all too frequent occurrence in communications consulting, unfortunately. You have to show some flare to get the deal, so it’s a Catch 22.

Sample Proposals for RootsTech Presentations - Which Would You Choose?

Stay N' Alive

I''m putting together a proposal for a presentation or two at RootsTech , a conference put on by around family history technologies. The focus will be on Social Media. I have a few ideas - what else do you think would be interesting in terms of interesting uses of social media for family history?

The Structure of a Proper Client Proposal That Will Land You a Blogging Gig


Namely, we’re going to discuss how to craft a proposal that will win you freelance blogging gigs. Here’s what Ruben Gamez – the founder of Bidsketch (client proposal software for freelancers) – thinks about the no.1 This is a guest contribution from Karol K.

3 Tips for Issuing a Last Minute Social Media Agency RFP

Ignite Social Media

Issue a boilerplate Request for Proposal (RFP), then head out the door to enjoy the holiday season. Second, it helps the agency prioritize their proposal as if it is their own money. It’s that time of year again.


Online Reputation Management Proposals: A Guide

Viper Chill

How to Generate Association Revenue Through Grants – It’s Easier Than You Think


There are even instances of organizations creating grant requests where no request for proposal existed and getting them funded. Project Objectives: Include the purpose of your proposal with details on the challenge your proposal addresses. By Amy Gitchell, GrowthZone AMS.

It Sucks When You Don’t Win

Waxing UnLyrical

Like the MUTHA of all proposals. And even though the prospect was “very impressed” with the proposal (it was/is beeyootiful) and a really cool video we I put together for the presentation… we didn’t win.

Smoking Jay fumbles proposal, Oreo and comics

Jeff Esposito

Jay Cutler texts proposal, mails ring – oh man. If your wife ever calls you unromantic, show her how awesome Jay Cutler is at proposing. I was hoping to write this post from New Jersey on a relaxing morning. Unfortunately this Blizzard called Nemo delayed that trip.

Work 2.0 and the Challenge of Work vs. Personal - a GRAMA Proposal

Stay N' Alive

I've worked for many companies, large and small, and consulted for others and they have all had the same problem, particularly the large ones. It's the CIO's dilemma.

How T-Mobile Changed The Wireless Industry For The Better

The Realtime Report

T-Mobile proposed another way. How T-Mobile Changed The Wireless Industry For The Better By Jessica Oaks. Anyone who has switched contracts from AT&T or Verizon to T-Mobile knows that the wireless service provider does things its own way.

Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?


Looks like two associations actually submitted proposals: the American Library Association and the American Association of Physics Teachers. Take a look at those two proposals for a glimpse of what the future of association learning could look like.

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[Comic] Are You Really ‘Doing’ Social Media?

SocMed Sean

Engaging in social media is significantly harder than it sounds. Some believe that social media is free , simply because it generally costs nothing to secure a Facebook page, Twitter handle, and YouTube account.

Laws to Stop Customers and Voters from Doing #SocialMedia Activism Campaigns #TPP

Laurel Papworth

Here’s the proposed legal changes. The NSW Parliament has this month proposed a new law outlawing graffiti on NSW sidewalks. Is it a coincidence that the new anti-chalk laws are proposed a month or two after AAA aggressive election campaign to get more funding?

About SOPA and Today’s Blackout – Infographic, Video, and Call to Action


Today, Kikolani is joining in the SOPA Blackout and will go dark from 8am to 8pm EST. This is in protest against SOPA / PIPA legislation proposed by the U.S.

Why Your Online Friends Are Not Friends

Ari Herzog

He proposed that 150 friends is the average cognitive limit that our brains allow for stable relationships. Every story about social media eventually mentions Dunbar’s number , a theory popularized by psychologist Robin Dunbar about the relationship between the size of your brain and the size of your average social group. It is therefore irrelevant how many friends you claim to have on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media sites.

Does SOPA Have a Point? [Infographic]


It was the month that our government made a final decision to enact the proposed bills, SOPA and PROTECT IP. Now that you know more about the motives behind SOPA, do you still feel like the government’s proposals are justified and that something needs to be done to limit piracy?

How are Fans Using Facebook Reactions?


There was a great deal of excitement following Facebook’s proposal to revamp the Like button towards the end of last year. With the introduction of Facebook Reactions (‘love’, ‘haha, ‘sad’, ‘angry’ and ‘wow’), Brands could know how their Fans felt about their Posts.

5 Incredible Small Business Marketing Resources You Haven’t Heard Of

Jason Yormark

Painfully easy to use, and incredibly affordable ($4-$8/month), it’s a great tool to help create lead generation forms, track your leads and customers, and send proposals. Throughout my professional career, I’ve always had a love for small business. Whether it was creating them myself, or helping others, small business is the backbone of our economy, and I always love finding tools and resources that can help small businesses navigate their marketing needs.

How to generate Twitter leads using automation


submit speaker proposals”. submit your speaker proposal”. This awesome post by Jarred Carrizales recently appeared here and is reposted with permission. ———— My favorite new method of getting links and mentions is PR, by far.

Hashtags, the Good the Bad, the Oh So Ugly

Janet Fouts

Take the time to go do a search on Twitter for your hashtag or proposed hashtag and see what comes up. It can’t be over-stated how important it is to research a hashtag before you use it and to give a little thought to what people may do with it once you unleash it on the world.

Foursquare Needs Term Limits For Mayors


Here’s my visceral proposal: Lifetime limits. I’ve been on a bit of a Foursquare sabbatical lately. Self imposed exile maybe. But more like Ulysses (the Greek hero not 18th U.S.

Bringing on a Fundraising Consultant: A Nonprofit’s Hiring Guide


You should ask them for a proposal to verify their approach to your nonprofit and your cause. The proposal might include things you’ll address in the contract, such as: A thorough understanding of your nonprofit’s goals, needs, and values.

Why Social Media Marketing Is, Actually, Fairly Priced


The question you have to ask yourself is not only “Do I like the price tag on this proposal?” Social media marketing is a complex business—and its pricing is competitive. I keep hearing about social media marketing being an expensive proposition.

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How to Benefit From A/B Testing If You Have Low Website Traffic


I actually suggest using these alternatives too even if you have enough traffic, as they give insightful feedback about proposed improvements on your website. Unfortunately you can’t ask specific questions, but it’s a great cheap way to get feedback on proposed page improvements.

Opting-Out Of Facebook Sponsored Stories May Be On The Way

SocMed Sean

District Court of Northern District of California and the judge is currently reviewing the proposed settlement. Reuters is reporting that the proposed settlement offers $10 Million in damages and an agreement to provide an opt-out option for the program.

Boost Your Innovation Efforts with Lean Startup


Guest post by Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate, Director of Information Systems, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE, CEO & Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting LLC. ——– Have you ever had this experience?

State of the Nonprofit Sector 2013


These reports have data and predictions about expected hiring trends, succession planning, adoption of mobile technology, social giving campaigns, and, predictably, differing opinions on the impact of tax reform and proposals on the missions of nonprofits.

Opting-Out Of Facebook Sponsored Stories May Be On The Way

SocMed Sean

Reuters is reporting that a recent proposed settlement offers $10 Million in damages and an agreement to provide an opt-out option for the program.

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Lawyers: Client Names In Pitches…To List or Not To List?

Myrland Marketing

Your name would be used in proposals, letters to potential clients, on our website (whatever is correct for your situation).

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IMPORTANT: Help make sure.NGO remains in nonprofit hands


PIR is proposing that another domain extension, “ NGO”, be created and made exclusively available to nonprofit organizations. IMPORTANT: You may have heard that ICANN, the International body that regulates domain extensions, has approved a plan that would drastically increase the number of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) available on the Internet.

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The One Day Business Plan Worksheet

Puzzle Marketer

You can also use this mini-plan to pitch your business idea to potential investors or partners, especially those who don’t have time to read a hefty 30 page proposal. After reading Forbe’s article today titled 10 Startups Changing the World And What We Can Learn From Them , I started exploring their #9 startup called This site offers documents both free and through their monthly payment plan.

Guest Bloggers Wanted

Ari Herzog

Veteran and amateur writers sent me proposals and I worked with them to publish articles that inspired you to read, comment, like, and share. You used to read guest blog posts every Friday.

Only 66% Of Companies Agree: Social Media Poses Significant Risk To Brand Reputation

The Realtime Report

This is a crucial step in the 4-step process Altimeter proposes for managing social media risks, since this would make it clear what the potential damage looks like.

7 Tips For Getting Legal Approval on Social Media Programs

Dave Fleet

Here are seven tips for working with your legal team: Tie back to organizational objectives: Show how the program you’re trying to implement ties-in to business objectives, and help to educate the legal team on the strategy behind your proposal. Tweet.

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Is Social Media is the Brussels Sprouts of the Internet?

Almost Savvy

I propose that it is and that it is simple to do so. To those of us who live and breathe social media every day, it is easy to forget that not everyone is as comfortable online as we are.

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Janet Fouts

Here’s a draft of the proposed bill. Oh boy, here’s a hot button topic for you. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) was created with good intentions.

Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

SocMed Sean

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at the Terms of Use pages created by various social media platforms.

Build A Platform

Twist Image

Back in 2007, when I was first introduced to my literary agent, and we were working on the book proposal for what would become Six Pixels of Separation , he re-enforced that the author's platform was critical. book proposal.

Snapchat: An Emerging Platform for Teamwork and Collaboration

Waxing UnLyrical

Feedback can range from presentations, proposals, and even homework assignments for class. Guest Post by Karen Freberg. Snapchat has become one of the most popular and talked about platforms for 2016.