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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 [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…

“This teaching case presents recurrent points of tension around resident representation in a community planning process: the Santa Centro Community Change Initiative. The case is relevant to current public policy, as outside funders ranging from private foundations to the national government increasingly focus their funding…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This book by Carmen Sirianni, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the Heller Graduate School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, looks at citizen engagement and collaborative governance: “The health of American democracy ultimately depends…

This guide describes seven principles for public engagement — principles that “reflect the common beliefs and understandings of those working in the fields of public engagement, conflict resolution, and collaboration.” The authors write, “The more any given public engagement effort takes into consideration the following…

“This case highlights the array of issues facing a government organization that wishes to engage a cultural community to reform service delivery for disadvantaged citizens. It shows how giving this community an active role in addressing the problems required a fundamental change to the way…

“This toolkit is based on the lessons learned from the national and community partners involved in the Genetics Education Needs Evaluation (GENE) Project. The GENE Project was a 5-year program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration to investigate the genetics education needs of…

“The Collaboration Toolkit is designed as a guide for law enforcement agencies and their partners as they develop, fix, and sustain productive law enforcement/community partnerships supporting the advancement of community policing. The toolkit can assist law enforcement personnel working with citizen groups, community-based organizations, school…

“The Community Systems Development Toolkit supports the hands-on implementation of collaborative systems work at the local level, providing resource tools that cover the full spectrum of community systems and coordination work. Tailored to the needs of community-based collaboration and organized in systems change theory, the…