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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 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,…

“What happens when leadership comes together to solve a problem? A lot, when it comes to Uplift America, an innovative new public-private-philanthropic partnership tackling rural poverty. The Uplift America Fund leverages $500 million for communities in need and creates additional rural infrastructure through increasing the…

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.”

“Good leadership requires moving across boundaries of sector, race, ideology, class, and political affiliation. Instead of competing for resources or working in isolation, leaders should reach across divides to develop healthy networks of trust and collaboration. In this audio lecture from the Stanford Social Innovation…

“Initiatives to institute environmental and policy change in communities, to reduce obesity and promote active living, call for the participation of multiple stakeholder groups. These initiatives not only require collaboration across disciplines, but across cultural communities as well. Building relationships is important, but what factors…

“In non-profit management, organizations should approach corporations as they would clients and offer tailored marketing operations that serve their needs. That’s the advice Nancy Lee delivers in this audio lecture. Speaking to an audience of non-profit executives during the 2006 Nonprofit Management Institute at Stanford,…