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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 “This article refines our understanding of the building blocks of civic capacity. It argues that the development of civic capacity depends heavily on the tractability or ‘wickedness’ of public problems. Problem tractability, in turn, depends on leaders’ ability…

“Admittedly, partnerships between companies and government are difficult. However, if we are to address the tremendous challenges facing voters at the scale and speed these issues demand, companies must work in partnership with government to deliver sustainable results,” writes Deirdre White, CEO of PYXERA Global,…

“The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Working Cities Challenge is an initiative to improve the lives of low-income people in smaller post-industrial cities across Massachusetts by fostering collaborative leadership, community engagement, and data informed decision making, all through the lens of changing systems. In this…

“Collaboration is important for effecting large-scale changes, but it is difficult, time-consuming, and requires sustained effort on the part of all collaborating parties. Collaboration among organizations within a single sector (education, policy, or advocacy, for example) is easier than collaboration across sectors, where differences in…

“The link between pay for success and building the evidence base for social programs is not always intuitive, but it’s a critical relationship.” In this video, Urban Institute’s Pay for Success Initiative’s “Justin Milner explains how pay for success elevates evidence to innovate the way…