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NABJ Request for Proposals


NABJ & NAHJ Annual Conventions and Career Fair RFP Open for 2020

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. Founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation with approximately 3,500 members. Many of NABJ's members also belong to one of the professional and student chapters that serve black journalists nationwide.

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics/Latinos in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ has approximately 2,200 members throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Mexico and has 20 professional chapters and 21 student chapters.

This RFP is for 2020. Important decision factors include rate and concessions; city accessibility; local and regional business support; hotel properties only (may use overflow); city, hotel and CVB incentives and/or promotions. Please no phone calls. Please email one electronic PDF formatted version of the proposal to: Sharon Toomer at, Nate Chambers at and Alberto B. Mendoza at

The following is an explanation of the NABJ-NAHJ 2020 Joint Convention RFP solicitation and selection process:

  • The deadline for submissions is 6:00 p.m. (ET), on Monday, February 5, 2018.
  • Submissions will be reviewed, and hotels that meet criteria will be contacted for a site visit. The site visit team will include four to six representatives from NABJ and NAHJ. Subsequent to the site visit, recommendations will be made to NABJ and NAHJs’ Board of Directors.
  • Once a recommendation has been accepted, NABJ and NAHJ will contact the hotel to finalize negotiations.

Click HERE to view and download the RFP.

NABJ Convention RFP Open for 2019 and 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 2, 2017) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is officially opening the Request For Proposal (RFP) convention site selection process for NABJ Conventions in 2019 and 2021.

Cities and hotels interested in hosting the annual convention may do so by requesting an NABJ RFP directly from NABJ's designee, Ms. Rusty Jackson of HelmsBriscoe. Cities and hotels may reach Ms. Jackson at and 864-363-1160. 
The proposed RFP timeline: 
Nov. 6, 2017 - CVB/City expression of interested to NABJ
Nov. 22, 2017 - Final proposals submitted to NABJ
Dec. 18, 2017 - CVB/City finalists notified
Jan. 12/13, 2018 - CVB/City finalists presentations to NABJ
Jan. 30, 2018 - Selected CVB/City notifications
The NABJ Strategic Plan Implementation Committee, led by NABJ Founder William Dilday and NABJ Lifetime Member Dr. Sheila Brooks, outlined the committee's recommendations for future convention site selections following the NABJ Strategic Plan 2017-2020 directive at the 2017 NABJ spring board meeting. Based on past conventions and other performance metrics, the board accepted the committee's recommendation that identifies 10 cities for NABJ to explore as future convention sites. Although additional cities may bid through a Request for Proposal process and be considered, NABJ has identified 10 cities as locations likely to provide critical revenue generating opportunities for the organization and a successful convention experience for attendees. The 10 cities are:
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Charlotte, NC*
  • Dallas, TX
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Orlando, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Washington, DC
    *To be considered only if discriminatory laws are repealed.
NABJ President Sarah Glover will advise NABJ chapter representatives on the RFP process during a conference call with chapter presidents tonight. 


About The National Association of Black Journalists:
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. For additional information, please visit,
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