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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 Partnering Toolbook builds on the experience of those who have been at the forefront of innovative partnerships and offers a concise overview of the essential elements that make for effective partnering. Now in its 4th edition … this basic manual is in use all…

“Talking the Walk is a toolbook for partnership practitioners from all sectors, to enable them to understand the importance of good communication to their work, and to help them develop techniques to improve their communications — both inside, and beyond, the partnership. This book has…

This resource includes guidance for non-profit and for-profit organizations looking to enter into a “mutually beneficial and well-defined relationship … to achieve common goals” and includes sections related to: Choosing the optimal level of “intensity” (from cooperation to collaboration to integration) for a new partnership…

“This toolkit is intended to help organizations build and sustain partnerships, by helping them meet the challenges and achieve the benefits associated with partnering. We think the toolkit will help the full range of organizations working in our communities, for example: multicultural, ethnocultural, Aboriginal, and…

“In the more than 125 years since Robert’s Rules was first published, many other approaches to group work and organizational activity have emerged. The goal of this Guide and the full [Consensus Building Handbook] is to codify the ‘best possible advice’ to groups and organizations…

This Toolkit looks at the complex process of evaluating collaborative efforts. “Familiar evaluation practices — ones largely built on a discrete or distinct program delivered by one agency — don’t seem to work. Field staff have begun raising a variety of questions which indicate the…

This online resource hub from The Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing provides detailed guidance, including downloadable text, tools, and templates, relevant to myriad aspects of information sharing, including identifying and assessing risks, establishing governance systems, drafting agreements, designing storage systems, and more. The Centre…

The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. The Assessing Community Needs and Resources Toolkit provides guidance for conducting assessments of community needs and resources, including: Describe the makeup and history of…

“This simulation highlights the role of technical and scientific information in environmental negotiations. It uses the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) integrated process for licensing hydropower facilities to introduce students to multiparty negotiation and collaboration in a complex environmental decision-making setting. Participants learn how to…