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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…

“Changing how we do things isn’t just about reworking laws, policies, and systems; it means rethinking the very act of problem-solving,” write Karen Abrams Gerber and Andrea Jacobs in SSIR. They outline what they believe are the five basic tenets of successful collaboration (engaging unlikely…

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. Much research on cross-sector collaboration captures only a snapshot of a partnership’s work, but…