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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. Although the practice of cross-sector collaboration appears to be increasing as a means to…

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…

“This report describes developments in the new generation of cross-sector collaborations for education and presents findings from a scan of such initiatives across the United States. We describe the broad ecology of cross-sector collaborations for educational improvement and examine various rationales for the current interest…

“The Data Inventory helps you build out your Data-Driven Feedback Loop to determine which data are ‘accessible,’ ‘available,’ or ‘aspirational’: Accessible: You have immediate access to the data. Available: The data are available for access, but you have to do a little work or call…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaboration can make sense when there is some sort of ‘collaborative advantage’ to be gained, meaning organizations can achieve something together that they cannot easily achieve by themselves. However, the literature is essentially silent on how to identify…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article explores how political leadership and policy innovation can be enhanced through collaborative governance. The main findings are that while wicked and unruly problems create an urgent need for policy innovation, politicians are badly positioned to initiate,…

“This webinar identifies the challenges most cross-sector partnerships face, and explores cross-sector case studies to help you improve your own work. Structuring and managing a cross-sector partnership can be one of the hardest parts of collective impact. Using data collected from Living Cities’ Cross-Sector Partnership…

This handbook from the Fund for Our Economic Future examines behaviors that foster effective collaboration and provides lessons that aim to influence the thinking, beliefs, and behaviors of funders, individuals, partners, and leaders: “Collaboration is both a process and a set of behaviors. Our Fund…

“The Concordia Partnership Index aims to bridge information gaps in order to make it easier for entities to identify opportunities for partnership. The Index ranks countries based on their readiness and their need to engage in P3s. The Index measures readiness by assessing countries’ political…