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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.

“Regional transportation planning organizations in metropolitan and rural areas, as well as their private sector, state, and federal partners, are working to overcome some of the most difficult challenges to effective and comprehensive goods movement planning — engaging all the stakeholders in successful partnerships. Building…

This tool from Collaborative Leaders Network guides partners in systemically building toward consensus in cross-sector collaboration “by having participants analyze the issue, hear from experts, generate and evaluate options, review draft documents, and revisit group agreements at every stage.”

“This toolkit provides rural communities with the information, resources, and materials they need to develop a community health program in a rural community. Each of the toolkit’s six modules contains information that communities can apply to develop a rural health program, regardless of the specific…

This website from Nonprofit Finance Fund provides an overview of pay for success basics, a glossary, FAQ page, discussion of issue areas, and learning paths divided by role (service providers, government, and investors), along with links to additional resources. This tool is included in our…

“Collaboration Assessment Tool helps individuals and coalitions identify specific strengths and areas of growth and enables partnerships to subsequently establish a baseline and gauge their progress via periodic checks on domains of effective collaboration.”

“This paper discusses various styles of city hall leadership, studying participating mayors in order to identify issues and processes. The goal of the paper was to provide useful information for public officials interested in exploring and developing similar relationships. In particular, the paper explores the…