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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 addresses an important topic that does not always receive significant attention: the role of outreach organizations in assisting government agencies to determine benefit eligibility of citizens applying for services. Outreach organizations are defined as state and local governments, non-profit, and other organizations that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This report looks at collective impact as a framework for improving “outcomes for opportunity youth — the nearly 7 million Americans between 16 and 24 who are neither employed nor in school. Top Takeaways Opportunity youth face a…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Widespread government contracting for nonprofit social service delivery has resulted in extensive reliance on networks of service providers, which involve complicated accountability dynamics. The literature has tended to emphasize formal aspects of accountability in contract relationships, focusing on…

“The Better Data toolkit helps partners in a collective impact effort collect better data and use it to drive decisions. It guides them to collect complete data about youth outcomes, community supports, and leadership actions; align and connect data for decision making across systems; and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This paper aims to build on notions of a higher level of organizational learning to suggest another dimension: interorganizational learning that emerges in a cross‐sector partnership. A case study was conducted with the DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) partnership with for‐profit…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “How Information Matters examines the ways a network of state and local governments and nonprofit organizations can enhance the capacity for successful policy change by public administrators. Hale examines drug courts, programs that typify the highly networked, collaborative…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “[The authors] provide a grounded model for analysing formation in cross sector social partnerships to understand why business and nonprofit organizations increasingly partner to address social issues. [Their] model introduces organizational characteristics, organizational motives and history of partner…