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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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While this resource is not designed specifically for cross-sector collaborations, it provides a comprehensive checklist to assist organizations with establishing and maintaining data governance programs and provides considerations that may be helpful for collaborations, such as assigning decision- making authority over data, conducting data inventories,…

“As pressures on faith-based and community organizations increase and the issues we face become more complex, the idea of partnerships can hold much promise. … To make real the promise of partnerships, however, we must be prepared to build, sustain, and evaluate them in a…

“These tools were originally developed by WWF-UK’s Organisation Development Unit in 2001. … Since the toolbox was originally produced it has been used extensively with partner organisations. The tools have been used both in the UK and internationally — for example with civil society organisations…

This guide describes seven principles for public engagement — principles that “reflect the common beliefs and understandings of those working in the fields of public engagement, conflict resolution, and collaboration.” The authors write, “The more any given public engagement effort takes into consideration the following…

“This guide is one of the tools supplied by DISTILLATE to help local authority practitioners. The function of this guide is to help practitioners overcome the barriers — identified by practitioners themselves through the DISTILLATE research process — to meaningful partnership working and delivery. ……

This workshop at the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation’s 2006 conference “addressed how civic engagement practitioners can assist local governments in thinking systematically about and choosing among the various forms of civic engagement in public decision-making.” The materials from that workshop can be found…

“This toolkit is based on the lessons learned from the national and community partners involved in the Genetics Education Needs Evaluation (GENE) Project. The GENE Project was a 5-year program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration to investigate the genetics education needs of…

“This guide aims to provide practical information on creating and maintaining public-private partnerships to improve and expand youth programs in states and communities nationwide. It draws from the wisdom and experiences of successful partnership leaders at the national, state, and local levels and offers guidance…

“The complex and wide ranging challenges related to human resources for health in developing countries necessitate that stakeholders work together through inclusive alliances and networks. … This kit aims to offer those wanting to create a partnership, as well as those already working in one,…

“Partnerships are an important mechanism for building and sustaining capacity among Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) programs. Partnerships bring together a diversity of skills and resources for more effective outcomes. By making the best use of different but complementary resources, partnerships can increase program efficiency….