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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 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…

“The Pay for Success Initiative’s Ask an Expert feature connects PFS practitioners directly to Urban experts ask questions regarding topics such as project intervention, project management, and evaluation.” This tool is included in our list of TEN NOTABLE RESOURCES FOR PAY FOR SUCCESS.

“Working group co-chairs are not simply symbolic leaders; the success of a collective impact initiative hinges on co-chairs bringing their commitment and leadership to a range of tasks. Built on [the authors’] experience with numerous [collective impact] working groups, this kit provides detailed tools, templates,…

“The NextWare Cyber Collaboration Toolkit is a product of The NextWare Sessions project … The NextWare Sessions convened a select group of expert stakeholders from key fields to engage in facilitated workshops where they considered a variety of cross-disciplinary, collaborative methods to address endemic cybersecurity…

“Science is increasingly complex and requires cross-sector, multi-disciplinary collaboration to make progress. FasterCures compiled a variety of templates, publications, and other resources from collaboration conveners across sectors to guide these efforts. [Readers can] use the information in this toolkit to ease the pain points in…

“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…

This tool from The National Council of Nonprofits is “designed for use by nonprofits, governments, foundations, and for-profit entities when considering launching pay-for-success initiatives, social impact bonds, or other new funding mechanisms.” The Principles “will help parties contemplating alternative funding arrangements set expectations and avoid…

“Since its introduction, the concept of pay for success (PFS) financing has attracted attention from leaders interested in innovative social financing approaches. The model — which establishes outcomes-driven contracts between government and service providers, with up-front capital from private funders — shines a spotlight on…