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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 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….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Local food system governance increasingly occurs in collaborative venues at the local, state, and regional levels. Prominent examples of such are food policy councils (FPCs). FPCs take a systemic approach to improve local food systems by including diverse stakeholders…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In delivering public policy, governments worldwide increasingly partner with diverse sets of stakeholders. This spreads commercial risk, but particularly where agendas diverge, introduces new risks related to trust in relationships. The ‘risk hypothesis’ distinguishes between networks for “cooperation” problems,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “While there is general consensus that a lack of internal skills and abilities threatens contracting performance, there is relatively little research on the processes and practices by which government develops knowledge in contract design and implementation. Drawing from primary…

“It is important for stakeholders to be aware of opportunities for public engagement during transportation planning and programming in order to fully benefit by shaping and influencing potential transportation solutions according to their needs and priorities at an early stage.” The Guidelines serve the following…

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…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Much existing scholarship on non-profit organizations’ receipt of government funds appears to assume that there is something highly problematic about this relationship. Although rarely articulated in these studies, the concern about the negative effects of government funding turns on…