Policy Briefings

Getting people to care about your issues and winning broad based support for your objectives is very difficult.  Our policy briefs provide a better understanding of the landscape in which you operate, the underlying progressive psychology that drives people to be passionate about your mission, and what turns them off to it.

CPW is an ongoing companion in helping me and my community embrace the latest insights of the brain to build trust, effectiveness and excellence in the governance of our part of America.

Chuck Watts, founder
Empathy Surplus Campaign
Wilmington, OH

The following reports and discussion briefs will give you a sense of what we do for our clients.  Please contact us to discuss how we can help you better achieve your policy goals.

CPW understood our brief, developed the ideas and delivered a written report, with revisions, to a very tight schedule. It was a pleasure working with CPW and we hope to do so again in the future.

-Andrew Darnton
AD Research & Analysis

We seek to serve large organizations and grassroots activists, all in the service of promoting a more humane approach to political and social change.  What separates Cognitive Policy Works from most political consulting firms and think tanks is that we not only share our policy briefs online but we are moving towards a Creative Commons licensing model, making the material more useful and accessible to everyone.

Health Care Reports

Health Care for All Ohioans – Discussion Brief on Strategic Framing How to think about health care reform: health care should place people, not profits, at the heart of the debate.  (August 10, 2009)

Ohioans for An American Health Care Plan – Frame Analysis for Petition Drive An analysis of a campaign being used to pressure local politicians to push for universal health care.  (August 27, 2009)

Discussion Briefs

Ethical Business in Your Town – A Conceptual Campaign for Grassroots Activism This policy brief lays out core concepts necessary to advance a grassroots campaign around the morality of business in our communities.  (September 8, 2009)

Building Trust for Effective Governance – A Strategy Brief for Reframing Local Organizations This policy brief is intended to clarify the role of local organizations in American democracy.  (October 12, 2009)

Strategic Initiatives

Celebration of Devotion – A Strategic Initiative for Transforming the “Gay Marriage” Debate A strategic initiative on gay marriage that could have sweeping effects across the nation if it were fully implemented.  (November 12, 2008)