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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Policy communications manager (innovation policy)


Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas that improve how the world works for everyone. We use our knowledge,...

September 26, 2018

Free webinar: Advocacy tools, tips and tricks

Think tanks have to use a variety of tools to capture attention, shape debates, and influence policy. This webinar will introduce a wide range of advocacy tools, tips and tricks to achieve maximum impact,...

September 12, 2018

Free webinar: Research for impact

Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB and Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics talks about Oxfam’s experience ensuring that research has the maximum chance of achieving impact on...

September 10, 2018