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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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“This webinar identifies the challenges most cross-sector partnerships face, and explores cross-sector case studies to help you improve your own work. Structuring and managing a cross-sector partnership can be one of the hardest parts of collective impact. Using data collected from Living Cities’ Cross-Sector Partnership…

In this podcast, “Willa Seldon, a consultant at Bridgespan … gives some pointers on successful collaboration and how to productively evaluate common goals. To support her viewpoints, she engages Stephanie Couch and Carolyn Nelson, two experienced collaborators who provide insights on their own collaborative work…

This podcast from SSIR features interviews with Gwen Ruta, who directs the Environmental Defense Fund’s Corporate Partnerships program, and Bob Langert, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at McDonald’s. Ruta and Langert discuss cross-sector partnerships in environmental and social innovation that stemmed from the partnership…

“Non-profits and corporations can achieve their goals by working together. In this panel discussion, 2007 Nonprofit Boot Camp panelists describe the various forms of partnerships between non-profit and for-profit organizations, their benefits, and their pitfalls. They talk about how to start and develop successful partnerships…

This Twitter chat co-hosted by The Intersector Project and Concordia took place during 2016’s Global Partnerships Week, the theme of which was “Leveraging Innovation in Partnerships.” Concordia and The Intersector Project were joined by organizations and individuals with a wealth of knowledge on public-private partnerships,…

This podcast from the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society features a panel discussion on the collective impact model using the cross-sector Northern Sierra Partnership in California as a case study.

“On March 24, 2016, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) partnered with the Presidio Institute to host a webinar discussion on philanthropy’s role in cultivating and participating in cross-sector leadership. … While this concept of cross-sector leadership is gaining momentum, the way it is tangibly…

This video captures a workshop on leadership for collective impact attended by more than 120 community leaders. The workshop was led by Paul Schmitz, CEO of Leading Inside Out and Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum, who works to advance strategies that develop authentic,…

In this PowerPoint presentation from the National League of Cities’ Congressional Cities Conference, longtime local government leader Cheryl Hilvert walks through several elements of cross-sector collaboration for an audience of local government manager. She discuss the concepts of collaboration and collaborative service delivery, introduces a…

This powerpoint presentation from CollaborateUp walks practitioners through several key collaborative processes, such as adaptive leadership, engaging partners, framing a problem, and the various stages of the CollaborateUp Formula, which “organizes the process of collaboration, making it less messy.”