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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 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…

“StriveTogether aimed to improve education outcomes by coordinating the actions of diverse community stakeholders — nonprofit service providers, school districts, government, parents, businesses and others. StriveTogether had an intense focus on collective impact — “the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to…

“Leaders and organizations are acknowledging that even their best individual efforts can’t stack up against today’s complex and interconnected problems,” writes Living Cities President & CEO Ben Hecht in this contribution to HBR.org. “They are putting aside self-interests and collaborating to build a new civic…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This report looks at collective impact as a framework for improving “outcomes for opportunity youth — the nearly 7 million Americans between 16 and 24 who are neither employed nor in school. Top Takeaways Opportunity youth face a…

“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…