Archive

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.

Learn More

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…

“Establishing a Public-Private Partnership (P3) program within a public agency involves issues from enabling legislation through identification, evaluation, negotiation, and management of P3 projects. Public agencies will need: A legal framework to establish and enforce long term P3 agreements; Policies, processes, and tools to guide policy…

“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 on information sharing protocols and information sharing agreements, including templates and protocols. The Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing’s vision is “for users of public services to achieve better outcomes…