Notes from the Field


Request for Proposals: Newsletter Writing and Digital Communications Support

The Rhode Island Food Policy Council seeks a contractor to produce monthly newsletters and support web-based communications and updates. This contractor reports to the Engagement Manager. The deliverables for this contract are to:

  • Produce high-quality monthly e-newsletters
  • Produce a schedule of social media postings across multiple platforms that fit the vision of the RIFPC Engagement Manager in regard to content and frequency
  • Regularly update website content and ensure efficient website functioning
  • Provide monthly data and trend reports of all newsletter, social, and web activity to the Engagement Manager
  • Produce e-blasts on special topics as requested by the Engagement Manager
  • Support Engagement Manager with monthly Communications & Outreach work group meetings

Contractors applying to this RFP should have demonstrated professional experience in e-newsletter writing, social media communications, and website maintenance. RIFPC currently leverages Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Mailchimp, Twitter (X), WordPress, and YouTube. Additional experience in Google Analytics, DiviBuilder, and other website editing platforms is a plus.

Bids should be made for a trial period of 6 months. We anticipate the maximum total amount available for this contract will be $12,000. Bids will be reviewed on a rolling basis and must be received by October 24, 2023. They should be sent directly to with “Newsletter Writing and Digital Communications Support Contractor” in the subject line.