Organisational Change

Investing your funds…acknowledging your priorities

Investing your funds…acknowledging your priorities

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a series that will look at think tank funding models. It is based on an online course that had been delivered to think tanks in CEE and Nepal under the Think Tank Fund´s…

Planning 2015

Planning 2015

This is the third post of a series focusing on how we can better incorporate the complexity paradigm as a key framework to tackle the challenges and questions shared by many of us interested in the interaction between research and…

As the year goes by…our After Action Review

As the year goes by…our After Action Review

2014 has been a very fruitful year for Politics&Ideas. We have conducted some new and interesting capacity building projects, we were able to test new ideas, and we have participated in very engaging conversations on the topics that inspire us….

Funding and research: a difficult matchmaking

Funding and research: a difficult matchmaking

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a series that will look at think tank funding models. It is based on an online course that is currently being offered to think tanks in CEE and Nepal under the Think Tank…

Annual Report – a Powerful Communicating Tool

Annual Report – a Powerful Communicating Tool

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, Head, Communication & Policy Engagement Team at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP).]   An Annual Report in today’s context has become an important communication material. Some organisations use it for…

Communications and fund raising: a close relationship

Communications and fund raising: a close relationship

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a series that will look at think tank funding models. It is based on a course that is currently under development.]   Fund raising and communications processes are extremely linked in the work…

What is a successful funding model?

What is a successful funding model?

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a series that will look at think tank funding models. It is based on a course that is currently under development.] At Politics & Ideas, we are currently working to understand how different…

Making Transparency Transparent: What We Learnt

Making Transparency Transparent: What We Learnt

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Hans Gutbrod, coordinator of Transparify, which advocates for greater think tank transparency.]  In recent months, Transparify has been advocating for think tanks to become more transparent about who funds them. We rated 169 think tanks…