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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.

“This book provides activities and examples for learning about, creating, sustaining, and enjoying new ways of working together. The book helps to develop a new language to deal with complicated situations on the journey to collaboration. The book is divided into four parts. Part 1,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Veteran mediator Barbara Gray presents an innovative approach to successfully mediating multi-party disputes. A superb resource for managers, public officials, and others working to solve complex problems such as labor disputes, disposal of toxic wastes, racial integration, and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The newly-elected mayor of a midwestern city receives an invitation to an informal lunch with several top local CEOs. In formulating his agenda for the meeting, he wonders whether he should consider initiating a public-private partnership and whether…

This diagram from the Center for Collaborative Policy depicts the five stages that typically define collaborative policy making, including: Assessment/Planning Organizational Educational Negotiation/Resolution Implementation The document also outlines the challenges that are often faced by practitioners in each stage.

“Frustrated by going it alone or working at cross-purposes, people in many regions and in different kinds of communities are learning how to sit down with their friends, opponents, and strangers alike to work out the complex problems that are common to us all. People…

“To help promote the development and sustainability of Community Health Partnerships that include leadership from both business and business led health coalitions and public health officials, we are making this [resource] available to help at all stages of the evolution of the collaboration. We want…

The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. The Analyzing Problems and Goals Toolkit guides practitioners through conducting assessments of community needs and resources, including the following steps: Justify the choice of…

This online hub of resources includes guiding tips and questions, work samples, and resources related to creating data-sharing agreements, which are key for partnerships known as Research Alliances or Research Practice Partnerships. “Trust is at the center of [these] partnerships. While written agreements alone are…