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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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“Foundations have a long tradition of convening and funding collaborative groups with the hope that this will lead to large-scale impact. Although funder-driven collaboration sometimes leads to breakthrough solutions, foundations have also pushed the participating organizations into artificial, awkward, and unsustainable efforts. This article argues…

✴︎ Available with free registration “E3 Alliance is a collective impact initiative designed to align the region’s education systems so all students succeed and lead Central Texas to economic prosperity. This case study provides collective impact backbone organizations, funders, and partners with an overview of…

✴︎ Available with free registration This Working Group Reporting Template is intended to assist with identifying indicators and/or key data points for shared measurement and should be used with the Instructions for Developing Shared Metrics. Specifically, the resource guides partners in considering whether a potential indicator…

✴︎ Available with free registration “The Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact … [offers] practitioners, funders, and evaluators a way to think about, plan for, and implement different performance measurement and evaluation activities. This guide’s three goals are to: Discuss the role of continuous learning and…

“The purpose of this resource is to provide a guide for partnership staff in addressing common challenges while building an accountability structure, particularly ensuring the structure is suited to meet local, contextual needs. It provides questions to consider when building your unique accountability structure to…

✴︎ Available with free registration This Working Group guide is for a meeting focused on identifying indicators and/or key data points for shared measurement and can be used with the Template for Shared Metrics. Specifically, the resource guides partners in: Recommending the key indicators linked to…

✴︎ Available with free registration “While all initiatives play out differently due to local content, this checklist of suggested activities can help support the implementation of a collective impact initiative, to be executed by the backbone organization and initiative partners. This checklist was developed through…