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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 “Experiments in collaborative governance over the last several decades have transformed the way the public’s business is getting done. Despite growing interest, empirical research on the performance of cross-boundary collaboration continues to be limited by conceptual and methodological…

“Solving complex problems rarely happens among a small group of stakeholders who share many things in common. In fact, when problems cross issue areas, levels of government, and even sectors, solutions cannot be found and successfully implemented without engagement from many stakeholders. These stakeholders may…

“The Good Collaboration Toolkit is a set of materials aimed to help individuals collaborate well and build successful collaborations. Through a series of activities, participants will be asked to consider questions, dilemmas, and cases involved with all aspects of the collaboration, most especially the process…

This tool is intended to help “local leaders and their staff determine whether the conditions for expanding collaborative service delivery efforts may help local governments … achieve their goals. The tool is in two parts. The first part helps communities determine whether or not a…

“From 2009 to 2015, Reimagining Service brought together a cross sector coalition for a timebound campaign to increase social impact through effective volunteer engagement. In that time, the initiative brought new research and practices to the field that have changed the way organizations engage volunteers….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article proposes ways to assess the public value that cross-sector collaborations produce. It introduces a framework featuring three dimensions of public value — democratic accountability, procedural legitimacy, and substantive outcomes — that reflect distinct priorities and concerns…

“In two U.S. cities … significant results were achieved through intentional collaboration around summer meals: Detroit: A collaborative effort prevented the loss of 200 summer meals sites in 2012 and helped achieve a 29 percent increase in summer meals in 2013. Baltimore: A collaborative effort…