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OTT is a global consultancy and platform for change. Both our consultancy and community work has public good at its heart. We are committed to gathering new knowledge and making it available to everyone. We continuously seek to drive the sector forward.

On Think Tanks recieved it’s first funding from the Willian & Flora Hewlwtt Foundation in 2015. Since then it has grown into a leading source of information and community for people who work in, with and fund think tanks. With years of experience and a track record, we are making a difference in the world.

Our work today is possible thanks to continued long-term partnerships with the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation.

We are seeking additional funding to support the continued delivery and growth of our impact. As a partner, you will also gain access to our unique global network with opportunities for connection, learning, and exchange.

Support our work through

Programme funding

On Think Tanks is currently funded by the Hewlett Foundation, the Bosch Foundation, and OTT Consulting. Our 2023 annual programme budget is approximately €420,000. We are seeking additional funding to support the continue delivery and growth of this work. Get in touch to discuss funding options that align with your organisation’s priorities and funding cycle.

Targeted support

You can support the delivery, growth and Global South participation of a specific activity that aligns with your organisation’s strategic priorities or interest. We are especially seeking additional funds to support and grow:

Annual global conference, which brings together thinktankers, funders and policy experts from around the world to exchange knowledge and experiences, establish and strengthen partnerships and co-develop solutions to common sector challenges. +

School for Thinktankers
, an intensive one-week programme designed for participants to learn about the many dimensions of think tanking, and to prepare for, or strengthen, think tank leadership. +

Think tank state of the sector report
, data and analysis spotlights sector challenges and trends useful for think tank leaders, funders and scholars, spotlighting sector trends. +


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Additional benefits

As an OTT partner, you gain special access to our community and services, including:

The Funders Circle: Join a network of prominent think tank funders including the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Open Societies Foundations.

OTT Conference: We’ll reserve a spot for your organisation and a grantee organisation at our invitation-only annual gathering of thinktankers, funders, and policy experts. The 2023 event took place at Chatham House, London.

School for Thinktankers: Take advantage of a one-week learning programme on think tank leadership. We’ll provide one place for you or a grantee organisation.

Think tank state of the sector report briefing: Request regional or sector datasets and analysis and private briefings on the state of the think tank sector.