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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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“As part of an ongoing effort to build a knowledge base for the field of opening governance by organizing and disseminating its learnings, the GovLab Selected Readings series provides an annotated and curated collection of recommended works on key opening governance topics. In this edition,…

“Agreeing on a common agenda is one of the chief tenets of collective impact — and one of the prerequisites for moving collaboration forward,” write the authors of this Nonprofit Quarterly contribution. “However, our experience working with collective impact initiatives and other similar networks suggests…

In this article from The Collective Impact Forum, Emily Wexler offers advice for funders seeking to “spur collective action among the organizations they support.” She writes, “While funders might like to see more collaboration among their grantees, the reality is that too many non-profits lack…

This piece from Living Cities’ Tynesia Boyea-Robinson looks at the potential public-sector gap in the cross-sector collaboration support industry. “We agree that there is a ‘public sector gap’ in the arena of cross-sector partnerships, and if we continue to neglect to fill this gap, we…

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. Talk of cross-sector collaboration as an approach to designing, building, and operating public infrastructure…

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. Emergency management (EM) has evolved to rely increasingly on collaboration across federal, state, and…

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. Food policy councils (FPCs) are increasingly common in the United States. These collaborative governing…