International corporations and regional organizations across the country work with Ballast to understand each state’s unique policy environment.
Ballast provides its state advocacy clients with targeted feedback from senior policymakers at the state and local level, helping them understand how policymakers at all levels define productive and mutually beneficial advocacy.
Policymakers provide input on advocate engagement across 10 key drivers of effectiveness, including credibility, influence, and level of engagement. We then rate an organization’s findings against its peers to contextualize its overall reputation and approach.
Qualitative interviews give policymakers the opportunity to provide confidential feedback to advocates about their engagement. Policymakers provide anecdotal and comparative data that inform our case studies, best practices, and targeted advocacy recommendations.