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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.

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“This report calls on business leaders across America to take stock of their efforts to improve pre-kindergarten through 12 (pre-K–12) public education and commit to an innovative approach called ‘Collective Impact.’ Collective Impact (CI) is a community endeavor that addresses fundamental weaknesses in the U.S….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This book is a phenomenological study that provides insights, tips, strengths, and weaknesses inherent in various tri-sector models that have an educational partner or component. Tri-sector collaborations, if done correctly, can benefit all three sectors: the education sector, non-profit…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article argues that collaborative network success is a function of having the necessary social, knowledge, and financial capital, and the capacity to manage that capital through collaborative governance and knowledge management. This theory is examined through a…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Increasing access to effective preschool programs is a high priority at local, state, and federal levels. Recently, two initiatives to expand preschool programming in Illinois and Utah have used funds from private investors to scale up existing programs….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this contribution to SSIR, StriveTogether’s Jeff Edmondson, Target’s Kate Mohan and United Way’s Stacey Stewart describe “ecoystem investing” — an approach that is “inherently more complex [than traditional investing], requires a different set of assumptions, and produces…

This resource guides leaders of cradle to career education partnerships in choosing the members of their “Leadership Table” — “a formalized group of executive level members of the organizations participating in the Partnership … charged with setting the overall strategy for the Partnership, committing organizational/institutional…

“STEM learning ecosystems harness unique contributions of educators, policymakers, families, and others in symbiosis toward a comprehensive vision of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all children. This paper describes the attributes and strategies of 15 leading ecosystem efforts throughout the country with…