Brian Rusche and Associates LLC

strategies for your organization's civic mission
Helping organizations clarify and pursue their civic mission.

We enjoy guiding audiences through complex issues using the best data available. We also take pleasure in poking holes in the reports distributed by ax-grinding, self-interest groups. Does your organization need a hand with the substantive part of a policy debate? We will locate, understand, and synthesize the best research findings to help you form a policy stance good for your organization and good for Minnesota.

Our Services

  • Policy Research & Analysis
  • Search and Annotate Academic Studies and Think Tank Reports
  • Critique of Policy Briefings, Reports
  • Advise on Policy Evaluation
  • Integration with our Advocacy, Communications, and Public Leadership Services
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  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Sources of Top-Flight Social Science Research
  • Keen Awareness and Facility with Census and American Community Survey Data
  • Substantive Knowledge in the Following Areas:
    • Tax Fairness and Public Finance
    • Predatory Lending Products
    • Anti-Poverty Policies
    • Human Rights
    • Business Climate
    • Voter Engagement
    • Early Childhood
    • Human Trafficking
    • Judicial Selection
    • Gun Violence

Our Associates

We maintain close working relationships with advocacy groups, think tanks, public agency staff, and academic centers that produce quality research. Some of our colleagues are experts in their field. Other associates are policy research generalists who can quickly review and summarize the work of others.