A think tank is a network of research fellows, thought leaders, and partnering organizations working together to turn ideas into actions, and actions into impact.
As Dan Coats was preparing to return to the United States following his service as US Ambassador to Germany in 2004, he and Jay Hein determined that America needed a think tank based in the heartland’s values and geography. In contrast to the noise and rancor coming from Washington, D.C., Sagamore Institute was formed that same year to tackle difficult issues with civility and focus on solutions not ideology.
Sagamore measures its success by the power of its ideas, the degree of our impact in innovation projects, and the amount of influence we have on leaders. This emphasis on ideas into action and solutions over ideological debate places our think tank in rare company.