American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Advocacy Resource Guide for the Salary Supplement Initiative

Your Source for Advocating at the Local and State Level

Develop Your Proposal

Once you have gathered facts and information you will need to organize it in a logical and succinct manor. Developing a proposal to share with decision makers will help you organize your facts, state your request, and defend your proposal. You will need to include the following:

  • Proposed Action
  • Background information
  • Trends
  • Restatement of request

See what a sample proposal [PDF] looks like.

For state salary supplement efforts you will want to follow these steps:

Remember that change at this level requires a sustained effort, persistence, and patience. Realistic goals and time frames for achieving your goals are a must!

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