Research &

Training &
Best Practices


Partners in
The Texas Research Institute is a non-profit organization that provides reliable, fact-based information about state and federal public policy.


Research and Analysis

We offer reliable briefings on some of the most pressing policy issues in Texas. TRI also curates the Texas Polling Center, a centralized and searchable database of polls, where users can track public opinion on various issues and elected officials.

Training and Best Practices

Our training workshops offer help with message development, identifying key audiences, and creating a news hook to help generate earned media coverage. We work with all levels - from novices to seasoned leaders. And using tracking tools, we can measure which stories and messages are performing best in print, broadcast and social media.

Issue Coalitions

TRI works with a number of coalitions promoting important progressive issues. We often direct communications for coalitions, providing written materials such as releases, background materials, and talking points. We can also build and manage an online and social media presence.

Partners in Progress

When organizations don’t have the staff capacity to do all of the media outreach they need, TRI can help. We offer support for issues through media relations, writing op-eds, distributing stories, generating clip reports, conducting research and through general strategic media counsel.

Our programs for 2013-14 will continue our ongoing research services, as well as offering counsel to table partners on effective strategies for working with social media and the press. The Texas Research Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.