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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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✴︎ 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…

This resource is a compilation of blogs from keynote speakers at the conference “Transforming the Role of Business in Education” held at Stanford University on October 29, 2014. “Each of these pieces highlights key themes from the day on how companies can play a new…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “School reform efforts in particular those targeting urban school transformation have a long standing history of establishing partnerships among distinct entities to improve school performance and increase student academic achievement. This book examines an education partnership involving a private…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Affordable access to postsecondary education is of growing concern for both families and policy makers. … Increasing costs of attendance have sustained inequalities in access for students from varying economic, social, and racial groups — a problem that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this contribution to SSIR, the President of Communities In Schools writes about the role funders played in helping his organization scale up. “Of all the things that happened between 1977 and today to enable and support the…