State Policy Network endeavors to inspire and raise the level of effectiveness of affiliated state think tanks so that they can be forces for the public good. Working alongside affiliated state think tanks, SPN seeks to foster high performance through training and peer mentoring in leadership, board management, staffing, compliance, ethics, stewardship, finance, operations, research, communications, public engagement, and issue advocacy.
SPN’s Communications Training Program strengthens state think tanks’ communications capabilities and helps communications professionals develop their skills in communications strategy, leadership and management, and marketing.
SPN’s Executive Leadership Program challenges, inspires, and empowers state think tank leaders to build results-oriented organizations that champion actionable policy solutions and anchor durable freedom movements in their states.
SPN’s Development Training Program fosters strong philanthropic organizational cultures throughout the Network—providing resources to build transformational relationships, expand fundraising capacity, execute missions, and achieve results.
SPN’s Government Affairs Program increases the Network’s potential to advance state-based policy solutions by developing a community of high-performing policy professionals well-versed in strategic thinking, quality research, and persuasive communication.