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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 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…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Due to local, state, and national accountability measures, school reform efforts have become critical of many legislative agendas. Local community members are getting off the sidelines and becoming part of the game to support local schools districts to…

“Despite the sizeable financial and human capital investment in the nonprofit sector, large-scale social issues, such as poverty and hunger, continue to plague our society. Collective impact, a framework for cross-sector collaboration that emerged in 2011, offers an approach that harnesses the capabilities of each…

“Since the collective impact framework was introduced in a 2011 Stanford Social Innovation Review article by John Kania and Mark Kramer, hundreds of collaboratives around the world have used it to structure approaches to persistent social issues. Being a relatively new social-change framework, however, only…

“Working group co-chairs are not simply symbolic leaders; the success of a collective impact initiative hinges on co-chairs bringing their commitment and leadership to a range of tasks. Built on [the authors’] experience with numerous [collective impact] working groups, this kit provides detailed tools, templates,…

“This article shares insights from a five-year evaluation of the Oral Health 2020 network, an effort by the DentaQuest Foundation to align and strengthen efforts in service of a national movement to improve oral health. The evaluation helped to place the foundation’s journey in the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The United States—one of the world’s wealthiest and resource-richest nations—has multiple food-related problems: declining food quality due to industrialization of its production, obesity across all age groups, and a surprisingly large number of households suffering from food insecurity….

“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…