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Solving the Problem Begins with Knowing the Problem

How to Get Involved

  • Contact ballardbrief@gmail.com for guidance and information on how to write a brief. Click here to sign up to meet with a content editor.
  • Prepare a rough draft of your brief.
  • Submit application form with your brief attached here.
  • Get accepted to either take the Ballard Brief class or to work independently with our content editors.
  • Change the World

If you have any questions, reach out to our Editor-in-Chief Shelby Hunt at ballardbrief@gmail.com

THE WHO
Who Should Write a Ballard Brief?
Writers preparing to enter the field of Social Impact or Social Innovation
Writers who wish to better understand a specific issue they are passionate about
Writers pursuing graduate studies or a career in research and writing
Our target writer understands that strong, comprehensive research plays a critical role in solving social problems, and is willing to take the time to represent their social problem as thoroughly and accurately as possible.

We are looking for dedicated and passionate writers with:
  • Strong writing skills
  • Advanced research skills
  • A commitment to excellence
  • A desire to better the world around them

THE WHY
Why Writing a Brief is Right for You
There are many ways that writing a brief can benefit you in your studies and future aspirations. This is by no means a comprehensive list, as the Ballard Brief program is constantly evolving and partnering with other programs in creative ways.
  • Elevate your ability to combat social issues
  • Strengthen your research and writing skills
  • Enhance your resume
  • Compete for cash prizes in the Y-Prize Problem Mastery Competition
  • Present your work at the Ballard Brief Summit

To change the world, changemakers must truly understand the problems they wish to help solve. Ballard Brief seeks to empower such changemakers in two primary ways:
  • Teaches changemakers the essential skills they need to research and analyze the social issues they are most passionate about.
  • Our database offers readers a carefully curated, reliable, and holistic snapshot of some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Solving the Problem Begins with Knowing the Problem

How to Get Involved

  • Contact ballardbrief@gmail.com for guidance and information on how to write a brief. Click here to sign up to meet with a content editor.
  • Prepare a rough draft of your brief.
  • Submit application form with your brief attached here.
  • Get accepted to either take the Ballard Brief class or to work independently with our content editors.
  • Change the World

If you have any questions, reach out to our Editor-in-Chief Shelby Hunt at ballardbrief@gmail.com

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THE WHO
Who Should Write a Ballard Brief?
Writers preparing to enter the field of Social Impact or Social Innovation
Writers who wish to better understand a specific issue they are passionate about
Writers pursuing graduate studies or a career in research and writing

Our target writer understands that strong, comprehensive research plays a critical role in solving social problems, and is willing to take the time to represent their social problem as thoroughly and accurately as possible.

We are looking for dedicated and passionate writers with:
  • Strong writing skills
  • Advanced research skills
  • A commitment to excellence
  • A desire to better the world around them


THE WHY
Why Writing a Brief is Right for You
There are many ways that writing a brief can benefit you in your studies and future aspirations. This is by no means a comprehensive list, as the Ballard Brief program is constantly evolving and partnering with other programs in creative ways.
  • Elevate your ability to combat social issues
  • Strengthen your research and writing skills
  • Enhance your resume
  • Compete for cash prizes in the Y-Prize Problem Mastery Competition
  • Present your work at the Ballard Brief Summit

To change the world, changemakers must truly understand the problems they wish to help solve. Ballard Brief seeks to empower such changemakers in two primary ways:
  • Teaches changemakers the essential skills they need to research and analyze the social issues they are most passionate about.
  • Our database offers readers a carefully curated, reliable, and holistic snapshot of some of the world’s most pressing issues.
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