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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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From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Research recently featured in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory investigates the…

The wide, straight boulevards in Crotona East in the Bronx encouraged speeding, and motorists frequently disobeyed traffic signals, creating dangerous conditions for pedestrians. When Kerry McLean, Director of Community Development for the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, began working with businesses in 2009 to…

The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. The Assessing Community Needs and Resources Toolkit provides guidance for conducting assessments of community needs and resources, including: Describe the makeup and history of…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article examines how basic socioeconomic and political factors are associated with higher levels of cooperation to garner a local community’s shared green reputation. We analyze panel data on participation efforts in a collective voluntary environmental program, the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “How to better involve community members in collective impact initiatives has been a central question for many collective impact practitioners. This article presents a synthesis of research surrounding the questions of why community members must be more involved in…

From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Emergency management (EM) has evolved to rely increasingly on collaboration across federal, state, and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Using a sample of U.S. counties, this article explores the relationships between community level resilience, represented by capacity (social capital), information (uses of technology), and motivation (perception of threats to county,) on the one hand, and county levels of…

“The [White House Council for Community Solutions] has developed this Community Collaboratives Toolbox to guide communities in creating or improving their own needle-moving collaboratives. This Toolbox is geared toward: Local officials (such as mayors, school superintendents and police chiefs) exploring collaboratives as a means to…

While this planning document was created specifically for the national forests in Region 5 of the USDA Forest Service, it may be helpful for other environmental partnerships seeking to engage the public in their collaborative efforts. The guide aims to help Forest Service staff and…