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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 describes developments in the new generation of cross-sector collaborations for education and presents findings from a scan of such initiatives across the United States. We describe the broad ecology of cross-sector collaborations for educational improvement and examine various rationales for the current interest…

“This webinar identifies the challenges most cross-sector partnerships face, and explores cross-sector case studies to help you improve your own work. Structuring and managing a cross-sector partnership can be one of the hardest parts of collective impact. Using data collected from Living Cities’ Cross-Sector Partnership…

“We’ve learned a lot since we first wrote in 2011 about collective impact as an approach to large scale social change,” write John Kania and Mark Kramer in this SSIR piece. “The collective impact framework can empower people to make a real difference in communities…

“In two U.S. cities … significant results were achieved through intentional collaboration around summer meals: Detroit: A collaborative effort prevented the loss of 200 summer meals sites in 2012 and helped achieve a 29 percent increase in summer meals in 2013. Baltimore: A collaborative effort…

This landmark SSIR article introduced the concept of collective impact and its five conditions of collective success. “Collaboration is nothing new. The social sector is filled with examples of partnerships, networks, and other types of joint efforts. But collective impact initiatives are distinctly different. Unlike…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this book, “Tynesia Boyea-Robinson shares tools, ideas, and best practices from her years at Living Cities as well as her experience in the private and social sector.” “Just Change is a collection of stories and case studies…

This article, from the Nonprofit Quarterly’s Winter 2016 edition, presents a set of six principles “drawn from decades of research, organizing, and experience in a wide range of fields” that “facilitate successful cross-sector collaboration for social change in a way that explicitly lifts up equity…

“This brief draws on the experiences of five committed collective impact communities participating in the Ford Foundation’s Corridors to College Success initiative to expose some of the practical challenges of translating the theory of collective impact into action. … Our research has … uncovered challenges…