January 19, 2017

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Evolving Think Tanks Series 2017

Register for the short course, Advocating to influence people, politics and policies, starts October 4.

Competition in the marketplace of ideas is fierce. You need a strong advocacy strategy to ensure that your policy ideas get heard above the noise and capture the attention of decision-makers. The ideal time to start thinking about advocacy is not when a project begins, but even earlier, when the project is being planned and budgeted. Advocacy is the magic ingredient that puts the ‘tank’ into ‘think tank’.

Till Bruckner, trainer


The On Think Tanks School offers series of short and long courses especially tailored for the think tank community.

These courses draw from over a decade of research and practice from experts in the role of evidence in policy, think tanks, and civil society organisations.

The series has been put together by Vanesa Weyrauch, Director of the On Think Tanks School, and co-founder of Politics & Ideas.

Check out the Evolving Think Tanks Short Course Series 2017

This year, the series includes 7 short courses:

Check out our new short course: Using video to communicate policy research

Check out the Evolving Think Tanks Long Course Series 2017

This long course series includes 4 courses:

  • Re-thinking think tanks’ funding models
  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning about policy influence: how to get some certainty amidst all the complexity
  • Doing policy relevant research
  • Communicating for policy impact

Sign-up to the Evolving Think Tanks Short Course Series 2017. Learn more about individual courses and sign-up via Eventbrite.

Is this for you? How much does it cost? Can I join as part of a team? Find the answers to these and more FAQ.