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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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“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…

✴︎ Available with free registration “This template is a tool for action planning work groups to use in laying out the structure and plan for implementing strategies to help reach the initiative’s goals. The template consists of three sections to guide the structure and planning…

✴︎ Available with free registration “This toolkit includes a number of tools for the formation of a Steering Committee. … The tools have been generalized to be applicable across contexts; however, because no two collective impact efforts are the same, these resources should be considered…

✴︎ Available with free registration “The backbone organization in a collective impact effort both helps maintain overall strategic coherence and coordinates and manages the day-to-day operations and implementation of work, including stakeholder engagement, communications, data collection and analysis, and other responsibilities. The following resources are…

“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…