Resource Library

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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“So much of what we do in community work involves attempts to influence people — to continue healthy behaviors, to stop (or at least cut down on) unhealthy behaviors, to volunteer their time or make a financial donation, to attend our events and fundraisers, and…

This diagram from the Center for Collaborative Policy depicts the five stages that typically define collaborative policy making, including: Assessment/Planning Organizational Educational Negotiation/Resolution Implementation The document also outlines the challenges that are often faced by practitioners in each stage.

This tool from Collaborative Leaders Network guides partners in systemically building toward consensus in cross-sector collaboration “by having participants analyze the issue, hear from experts, generate and evaluate options, review draft documents, and revisit group agreements at every stage.”