I get asked about strategic plans quite a bit. Several think tanks, either on their own accord or pressured by their funders, are busy developing a strategic plan. The former is too detailed while the latter probably not enough at least not given that many think tanks depend on funders with high value for money expectations and would rather they reported absolutely everything the think tanks did, no matter how small. It is important to remember that a think tank is an organisation and therefore the strategic plan does not need to be too specific -it should not feel like a programme or project. It should not be possible to logframe it.
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March 31, TBS Staff. Think tank: The term denotes a group of people who are paid to do nothing but read, discuss, think, and write, usually to address and redress a matter of vital importance to humanity. You can think of a think tank as a research university blessed with a complete absence of students and where, as a consequence, none of its professors has to teachall they have to do is research, research, research. At last count, the United States had 1, think tanksnearly a third of the world's total. American think tanks are constantly researching solutions to a variety of the world's problems, and then arguing, advocating, and lobbying for policy changes at local, state, and federal levels. Some think tanks, such as the Brookings Institution or the Heritage Foundation , have become household names and are cited frequently by major news corporations. Others are cited by outside organizations less frequently, or perhaps not at all, but publish their own articles and books for a selectand at times even sizableaudience.
Strategic Plans: A simple version
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