Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Requests for Proposals for Lobbying 101 Train the Trainer Workshops

The Tennessee Equality Project Foundation requests proposals for lobbying education services that empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of Tennessee and their allies to become effective trainers for advocates and citizen lobbyists on behalf of pro-LGBT policy issues.

Lobbying education content must include: definitions for lobbying and advocacy; limits of citizen lobbying, orientation to the Tennessee General Assembly; past LGBT issues considered by the Tennessee General Assembly; researching and tracking bills; sources of information about the Tennessee General Assembly; how to effectively meet with elected officials; how to appropriately contact elected officials; and how to build relationships with public and elected officials.

Educational experiences that include return demonstration or mock experiences in lobbying officials is preferred. Skills taught must be transferable to local government lobbying and advocacy on LGBT legislation. Travel to locations within Tennessee shall be required with reimbursement for approved travel and/or lodging expenses according to standard CONUS rates. Preference shall given to proposals from contractors with LGBT policy and lobbying experience within Tennessee. Proposals must include prior experience.

Train the Trainer Workshops shall be provided in each Grand Division of Tennessee (West, Middle and East).  TEP Foundation expects to host 3 workshops across the state prior to December 1, 2011.  Contract rates must be based on a established budget.  Please include a copy of your resume, your proposed workshop agenda and course materials, and other pertinent information you feel may help in the selection process.

To request full RFP guidelines, contact Jonathan Cole by email at Proposals must be submitted by email by 5pm CST, July 15, 2011.

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