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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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There are a number of academic courses, programs, and certificates offered in the United States in which cross-sector collaboration is a major theme. We hope this list will be useful for educators who are interested in how this topic is being taught at universities across the country…

“The Data Inventory helps you build out your Data-Driven Feedback Loop to determine which data are ‘accessible,’ ‘available,’ or ‘aspirational’: Accessible: You have immediate access to the data. Available: The data are available for access, but you have to do a little work or call…

This handbook from the Fund for Our Economic Future examines behaviors that foster effective collaboration and provides lessons that aim to influence the thinking, beliefs, and behaviors of funders, individuals, partners, and leaders: “Collaboration is both a process and a set of behaviors. Our Fund…

“The Concordia Partnership Index aims to bridge information gaps in order to make it easier for entities to identify opportunities for partnership. The Index ranks countries based on their readiness and their need to engage in P3s. The Index measures readiness by assessing countries’ political…

“This free, 10-minute survey helps those engaged in cross-sector partnerships think through the development and progress of their partnership and provides immediate, tailored feedback, tools, and resources to help partners get better results, faster. Living Cities developed the free Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment to help those…

“Solving complex problems rarely happens among a small group of stakeholders who share many things in common. In fact, when problems cross issue areas, levels of government, and even sectors, solutions cannot be found and successfully implemented without engagement from many stakeholders. These stakeholders may…

“The Good Collaboration Toolkit is a set of materials aimed to help individuals collaborate well and build successful collaborations. Through a series of activities, participants will be asked to consider questions, dilemmas, and cases involved with all aspects of the collaboration, most especially the process…

This tool is intended to help “local leaders and their staff determine whether the conditions for expanding collaborative service delivery efforts may help local governments … achieve their goals. The tool is in two parts. The first part helps communities determine whether or not a…

This Toolkit provides practical knowledge for practitioners from government, business, and non-profit sectors to diagnose, design, implement, and assess cross-sector collaborations. While collaboration can refer to a broad range of interactions between multiple parties, The Intersector Project focuses on collaborations characterized by shared decision-making processes…