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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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“This study examines the relationships between interorganizational network development and sustainability, organizational capacity for emergency management, technology utilization, and community disaster resiliency. It is proposed that cross sector and interorganizational collaboration (i.e., network development and sustainability), information communication technology (ICT) utilization, and organizational capacity have…

“The Better Data toolkit helps partners in a collective impact effort collect better data and use it to drive decisions. It guides them to collect complete data about youth outcomes, community supports, and leadership actions; align and connect data for decision making across systems; and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Many of society’s most vexing problems must be solved through collaborative arrangements. Growing scholarly interest in collaboratives recognizes that the capacity for collective learning may play a critical role in their success. However, limited theoretical or empirical research…

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 case concerns informal cross-sector collaborations involving business, governmental, philanthropic, educational, and non-profit organizations. These groups came together to combat a neighborhood’s deterioration. The case focuses on the development and evolution of the Phillips Partnership’s Health Careers Institute as well as the East Metro Health…

“The aim of this Guide is not to convince anyone of the merits of partnerships in the context of modern policies. Rather, it is meant to serve as a practical manual for both the practitioners and policy makers involved in partnerships. It provides information on…

“By far the fastest-growing arena for the use of PPPs is urban economic development,” says this guide from Urban Land Institute. “Cities and counties are rapidly applying the experiences with PPPs learned over the last few decades — experiences on how to most effectively combine…