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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 video captures a workshop on leadership for collective impact attended by more than 120 community leaders. The workshop was led by Paul Schmitz, CEO of Leading Inside Out and Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum, who works to advance strategies that develop authentic,…

“Agreeing on a common agenda is one of the chief tenets of collective impact — and one of the prerequisites for moving collaboration forward,” write the authors of this Nonprofit Quarterly contribution. “However, our experience working with collective impact initiatives and other similar networks suggests…

In this article from The Collective Impact Forum, Emily Wexler offers advice for funders seeking to “spur collective action among the organizations they support.” She writes, “While funders might like to see more collaboration among their grantees, the reality is that too many non-profits lack…

This piece from Living Cities’ Tynesia Boyea-Robinson looks at the potential public-sector gap in the cross-sector collaboration support industry. “We agree that there is a ‘public sector gap’ in the arena of cross-sector partnerships, and if we continue to neglect to fill this gap, we…

“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….

“In early 2015, staff from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) and the Collective Impact Forum (CI Forum) came together to respond to their respective members’ interest in considering how grantmakers can support bringing an equity lens to collaborative efforts. Because neither GEO nor the CI…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “As resources for health promotion become more constricted, it is increasingly important to collaborate across sectors, including the private sector. Although many excellent models for cross-sector collaboration have shown promise in the health field, collective impact (CI), an emerging…

“Cross-sector partnerships across the country are working hard to achieve collective impact. Although public policymakers often share the goals of these partnerships, federal, state, and local policies too often impede rather than enhance the conditions necessary to operate collectively. Worse, some public policies explicitly prohibit…

Writing in SSIR, Ken Thompson explains, “I’m hearing some similar things from a variety of people doing collective impact work, and I think they’re worth calling out. My thoughts here focus on whether funders are — or could be — playing roles that help collective…