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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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From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Although the practice of cross-sector collaboration appears to be increasing as a means to…

From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Research recently featured in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory investigates the…

“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…

This landmark SSIR article introduced the concept of collective impact and its five conditions of collective success. “Collaboration is nothing new. The social sector is filled with examples of partnerships, networks, and other types of joint efforts. But collective impact initiatives are distinctly different. Unlike…

In this blog post for The Intersector Project, Tanya Nashay Sanders explores the power imbalances that can often arise in faith-based cross-sector partnerships: “Religious communities are being called upon to do more than just attend to the spiritual needs of their members. As we see…

From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Cross-sector collaboration provides one avenue to improving the services of public schools, rallying partners…

This article, from the Nonprofit Quarterly’s Winter 2016 edition, presents a set of six principles “drawn from decades of research, organizing, and experience in a wide range of fields” that “facilitate successful cross-sector collaboration for social change in a way that explicitly lifts up equity…