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.

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This podcast from the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society features a panel discussion on the collective impact model using the cross-sector Northern Sierra Partnership in California as a case study.

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Representation is a hallmark of democratic governance. Widely studied within traditional modes of governance, representation is less studied in alternative governance settings, such as collaborative governance arrangements. Collaborative governance arrangements are specifically designed to encourage inclusion and participation…

“The Edwards Aquifer case provides a historical overview of one of the most contentious water disputes in the United States. The case provides an in-depth analysis of how this entrenched, 70 year old water dispute was ultimately resolved through a consensus-based, multi-stakeholder, collaborative process.”

“Leaders from a broad range of sectors, including health care but also social services, public health, other governmental bodies, business, academia, and more, are working together to reimagine and redesign the diverse systems that interact to affect regional health. Participants in these multi-sector partnerships are…

From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Food policy councils (FPCs) are increasingly common in the United States. These collaborative governing…

“This report calls on business leaders across America to take stock of their efforts to improve pre-kindergarten through 12 (pre-K–12) public education and commit to an innovative approach called ‘Collective Impact.’ Collective Impact (CI) is a community endeavor that addresses fundamental weaknesses in the U.S….