Communications and impact

Doing great research is only a part of a think tank’s mission. In order to be effective, think tanks must also communicate their findings to a range of stakeholders. These articles and resources tackle a range of issues, from types of communication outputs (both digital and ‘traditional’ formats), to planning for impact, and understanding research uptake, and policy influence.

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Digital communications officer

On Think Tanks (OTT)

On Think Tanks (OTT) is looking for a digital communications officer to promote our content, online events and network activities through a range of digital platforms. This is a new role that includes engaging with...

May 11, 2021

Introduction to Virtual Facilitation and Production


Objectives of the course This introductory course to Facilitating & Producing Participatory Virtual Events will help you to make the best use of virtual opportunities to engage with people,...

April 21, 2021

OTT Conference 2021: think tanks and change


Welcome to the OTT Conference 2021, co-hosted by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). This year, the conference's main topic is think tanks and change. Last year we hosted our first online...

April 20, 2021

Theory of Change


Theory of change is an approach to project design that describes a process of planned change, from the assumptions that guide its design, the planned interventions and outcomes to the longer-term impacts it seeks to...

March 1, 2021

Think tanks: What’s in a name?

By Aidan Muller

Picking a name for a think tank can be a stressful affair. As the face of your brand – arguably even more so than your logo – it’s important to get it right. The name is...

February 4, 2021

School for Thinktankers 2021


The School for Thinktankers is going online! We look forward to welcoming thinktankers and policy entrepreneurs from around the world to our new digital learning platform in February 2021. The 2021 School for...

January 25, 2021