THE INTERSECTOR TOOLKIT

The Toolkit is a guide to help diagnose, design, implement, and assess successful intersector collaborations. While collaborations differ in their goals, scope, and size, practitioners from any sector can use these tools to navigate their challenges.

DIAGNOSIS

Can intersector collaboration help to solve our problem?

DESIGN

How do we lay the foundation to operationalize our common intersector vision?

IMPLEMENTATION

How does our intersector collaboration achieve its goals?

ASSESSMENT

What lessons did we learn from our intersector collaboration?

CASE STUDIES

One of the country’s leading libraries on U.S. cross-sector collaborations, our case studies profile tactics from successful collaborations in a variety of issue areas, including community revitalization, health and wellbeing, infrastructure, education, and environmental conservation.

RESEARCH

  • RESEARCH TO PRACTICE

    In this series, we examine academic articles to highlight actionable takeaways for practitioners.

  • RESEARCH BRIEFING

    Our monthly briefings capture the newest research on cross-sector collaboration.

  • RESEARCHER INSIGHTS

    We invite authors to distill their research for a practitioner audience, highlighting components that resonate in a real world context.

RESOURCE LIBRARY

Whether you’re working on a local collective impact initiative or a national public-private partnership; whether you’re a practitioner or a researcher; whether you’re looking for basics or a detailed look at a particular topic, our Resource Library can help you find the information and tools you need for your cross-sector thinking and practice. The Library — which includes resources from research organizations, advisory groups, training organizations, academic centers and journals, and other sources  — spans issue areas, sectors, and partnership types.

INTERSECTOR INSIGHTS

On The Intersector Project’s blog, we investigate and provide insights into intersector collaborations around the country.