Communications teams should ensure that think tanks are more transparent. At their best, communications teams can connect institutions to the outside world, and bring new ideas in, in addition to pushing ideas out. Moreover, building trust is a critical long-term task for communications teams at think tanks. Getting noticed is only the first step towards having impact. Trust is needed to convert attention into action.
Find Policy targets the search specifically to policy research organizations, and thus can offer more rewarding results. Ideally we hope that we can contribute to more prominence of think tank research. It’s thus a complement to some of the issues discussed in WonkComms: in addition to highlighting particular research pieces, or the work of an institution, this search engine ideally helps make the work of the entire sector more accessible.