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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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“Food Policy Councils (FPCs) are committees of food system actors that propose policy and programming changes to strengthen a region’s economy, environment, and community as they relate to the food system. As of January 2014, over 270 Food Policy Councils (FPCs) are operating at various…

This report recommends that “governments use all instruments of national power to reduce cyber risks appropriately. In particular, national leaders have accountability for devising a cybersecurity strategy and fostering local, national and global cross-sector cooperation. … [The report discusses] what constitutes a national cybersecurity strategy;…

“This study examines the relationships between interorganizational network development and sustainability, organizational capacity for emergency management, technology utilization, and community disaster resiliency. It is proposed that cross sector and interorganizational collaboration (i.e., network development and sustainability), information communication technology (ICT) utilization, and organizational capacity have…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This report looks at collective impact as a framework for improving “outcomes for opportunity youth — the nearly 7 million Americans between 16 and 24 who are neither employed nor in school. Top Takeaways Opportunity youth face a…

“By definition, coalitions represent sets of relationships, which can be complex, inefficient, and mired in managing process. … This paper explores the evidence base for what makes an effective coalition with the assumption that understanding what makes them effective and how to assess and improve…

“Recent national and international experience with natural and human-caused disasters highlights several realities. First, the planet on which we live … provides frequent and often unpredictable extreme events. … Second, extremes often trigger disruptions of communities that persist after the event that exceed a community’s…

“This paper reports on the opportunities and challenges of creating partnerships between foundations and government agencies in promoting housing as a platform. Through discussions with philanthropists, the authors examine evidence for ‘housing as a platform’ and assess the challenges that impede public-private partnerships. They find…

“The toolkit provides expert guidance, dependable counsel, and a compilation of best practices to assist state legislatures as they consider whether and how to pursue PPPs in their states. Solid, balanced, and comprehensive state enabling legislation is the key to thorough consideration and success of…