To make positive social change, we have to understand the complexities of social problems.
Ballard Brief was founded on the belief that good research is an essential, yet often overlooked, part of the process of designing effective solutions to social issues. While many people care deeply about creating positive social change in the world, most do not have the time or resources to understand just how complicated social problems are.
We seek to curate useful academic research, professional experience, and other key perspectives on specific social issues and deliver that information to everyday changemakers in the form of simple, accessible, and rigorously researched briefs. Beyond exploring the contributing factors and effects of each social problem, each brief discusses important work (both good and bad) that is intended to solve those social issues.