Proposal Writing For Indigenous Businesses

Are you and Indigenous Entrepreneur who can benefit from learning what goes into a winning proposal? This proposal writing course will show you how to easily create a template that helps you to win at the bidding process.

There are many contract related opportunities available to aboriginal businesses that can clearly communicate their value through effective proposal development and submission. Request For Proposals (RFPs) enables a hiring company to choose the vendor who communicates they are the best fit for the project, and clearly identifies deliverables, timelines, benefits and budget to meet the client’s need.


This workshop will provide the knowledge related to a proposal’s purpose, core structure and format created to make a positive impact and win new business.  Through a strong proposal you can deliver a solution that meets the buying requirements of potential clients and gain a competitive edge in the process.  





  • What is a proposal? What are the different types?

  • RFPs and their purpose

  • Overview of the proposal process

  • Research and fact finding

  • Asking the right questions

  • Understanding the Reader & Objectives

  • Solicited vs. Unsolicited Proposal

  • Responding to RFPs

    • Key section areas (summary, project requirements, experience, timeline, budget, expectations, testimonials)

    • Presenting the information in Powerpoint

    • Writing style

    • Follow up


Online Investment: $2,000 per nation which includes 6 hours of video-on-demand lessons, prep/post work, 3 hours of live Q&A, group and individual exercises and discussion.  Please note that due to social distancing, only online workshops are currently being offered.


Ongoing coaching can also be added for people who can benefit from hands-on assistance and guidance after the course.

On-site Investment: $3,200 per nation which includes 9 hours in-class, prep and post-work.  Workshop timelines are customized to what will work best for your nation.  Materials, prizes and travel billed separately.  

Individuals interested in one-to-one training, please let us know.


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Activ8 Corporate Relations & Training

101-1001 W Broadway St.

Vancouver, B.C., V6H 4E4


Tel: 604-687-2004


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