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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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“The Case Study Toolbook is designed to help individuals to create their own case studies more successfully. The Case Study Toolbook aims to provide insights into the process of successful cross-sector partnering, create better case study collection and dissemination methods, and deepen understanding of how…

“The aim of this Guide is not to convince anyone of the merits of partnerships in the context of modern policies. Rather, it is meant to serve as a practical manual for both the practitioners and policy makers involved in partnerships. It provides information on…

“The toolkit is designed as a practical guide for facilitators who will help EQUAL Development Partnerships (DPs) to design, develop, monitor, and evaluate their projects. It provides best practice techniques for all aspects of project management within a partnership context, supported by diagrams and illustrations….

“By far the fastest-growing arena for the use of PPPs is urban economic development,” says this guide from Urban Land Institute. “Cities and counties are rapidly applying the experiences with PPPs learned over the last few decades — experiences on how to most effectively combine…

“This booklet … has been designed as a practical guide to help users navigate the challenges of dealing with different organisational cultures when working in cross-sector partnerships. Differences in organisational and professional cultures are a common source of misunderstanding in international collaboration: They can reduce…

“‘Turf-ism’ can be defined as non-cooperation or conflict between organizations with seemingly common goals or interests. Whether over resources, recognition, or control, turf struggles can threaten coalition vitality. Traditionally, coalition leaders’ response to turf struggles has been to ask coalition membership to ‘leave their hats…

This report, which is designed for use by community-based nonprofit organizations and business groups, local government officials, private citizens, and community planners, “provides a toolkit of standardized measurement tools for assessing various aspects of community food security. It includes a general guide to community assessment…

“Addressing issues such as health promotion and chronic disease prevention requires the inclusion of people from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Work in partnerships, collaborations and coalitions can be challenging but a powerful tool for mobilizing individuals to action, bringing community issues to prominence and developing…

“The Collaboration Toolkit is designed as a guide for law enforcement agencies and their partners as they develop, fix, and sustain productive law enforcement/community partnerships supporting the advancement of community policing. The toolkit can assist law enforcement personnel working with citizen groups, community-based organizations, school…

“The primary objective in developing this Guide is to provide environmental advocates with the tools to determine whether and how to participate in collaborative approaches to environmental management. Specifically, this Guide will … Address common questions, concerns, and requests for guidance from grass-roots and other…