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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 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…

“Increasingly people in non-profits, business, government, and community groups realize that they must collaborate if they are to find lasting remedies to complex shared problems such as homelessness, regional development, and unemployment. This video brief highlights the benefits of cross-sector collaboration for responding to public…

“Buzz Thompson is a leading expert in environmental law and policy. He and his colleagues have worked to advance environmental decisions to governmental agencies. In this panel, he identifies models for interdisciplinary collaboration across areas of expertise that can help us solve complex societal issues….

“Taproot is a non-profit that engages millions of business professionals in pro bono services both through its award-winning programs and by partnering with companies to develop their pro bono programs. In this audio interview, founder Aaron Hurst speaks with Stanford Center for Social Innovation correspondent…