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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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To help users find relevant, quality resources from our Resource Library, we create curated lists on a variety of topics, bringing important practitioner- and academic-oriented work to the forefront.

✴︎ 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…

“This free, 10-minute survey helps those engaged in cross-sector partnerships think through the development and progress of their partnership and provides immediate, tailored feedback, tools, and resources to help partners get better results, faster. Living Cities developed the free Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment to help those…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Theoretical and empirical work on collaboration has proliferated in the last decade. The authors’ 2006 article on designing and implementing cross-sector collaborations was a part of, and helped stimulate, this growth. This article reviews the authors’ and others’…

“We’ve learned a lot since we first wrote in 2011 about collective impact as an approach to large scale social change,” write John Kania and Mark Kramer in this SSIR piece. “The collective impact framework can empower people to make a real difference in communities…