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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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“There are numerous financing tools available to help cities and regional governments pay for smart city projects. This guide highlights 28 of the most promising — including alternatives to the traditional funding mechanisms municipalities have used for decades. … As you read through this guide…

This resource guides leaders of cradle to career education partnerships in choosing the members of their “Leadership Table” — “a formalized group of executive level members of the organizations participating in the Partnership … charged with setting the overall strategy for the Partnership, committing organizational/institutional…

“STEM learning ecosystems harness unique contributions of educators, policymakers, families, and others in symbiosis toward a comprehensive vision of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all children. This paper describes the attributes and strategies of 15 leading ecosystem efforts throughout the country with…

“This paper offers detailed suggestions for leaders of multi-sector initiatives working to generate collective impact on local community issues. It focuses on the critical early phases of the work and tackling issues such as poverty, education, and workforce preparation. Topics such as cultivating leaders, creating…

This guide from Collaboration for Impact recommends, “Before you and your core collaborators consider starting a Collective Impact initiative, there are a few questions you should get clear in your collective minds.” The guide includes discussion of those questions: What type of social problem are…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “School reform efforts in particular those targeting urban school transformation have a long standing history of establishing partnerships among distinct entities to improve school performance and increase student academic achievement. This book examines an education partnership involving a private…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This overview describes how the United States funds and finances infrastructure investment to maintain its economic competitiveness. It considers the roles of taxpayers, users, government allocators and lenders, and private investors in the infrastructure funding system and shows…