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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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“The importance of engaging the private sector in efforts to address social problems is increasingly apparent. Wicked problems defy single-point solutions, and no single organization or sector working in isolation can solve them. This widespread understanding is matched by a growing number of businesses exploring…

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. The relationship between foundations and grantees hasn’t always been collaborative. But there is a…

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. With 20,000 employees, an impressive 293 million visitors last year, and national park sites…

“This article presents the results of a partnership between a non-profit organization and a team of academic researchers that developed a low-cost spreadsheet-based tool that allows organizations to effectively schedule vehicle operations. Specifically, the tool (1) handles the real-world constraints present in moderately complex logistics…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborative approaches to governance are being used to address some of the most difficult environmental issues across the world, but there is limited focus on the challenges of practice. Leading scholars from the United States, Europe, and Australia…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article focuses attention on the institutional context of cross-sector collaboration and its effects on partnership management. Drawing on fieldwork and 54 interviews from 2011 to 2013, we investigate an innovative public–non-profit partnership within a local unit of…

In this article from The Collective Impact Forum, Emily Wexler offers advice for funders seeking to “spur collective action among the organizations they support.” She writes, “While funders might like to see more collaboration among their grantees, the reality is that too many non-profits lack…

“In early 2015, staff from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) and the Collective Impact Forum (CI Forum) came together to respond to their respective members’ interest in considering how grantmakers can support bringing an equity lens to collaborative efforts. Because neither GEO nor the CI…

Writing in SSIR, Ken Thompson explains, “I’m hearing some similar things from a variety of people doing collective impact work, and I think they’re worth calling out. My thoughts here focus on whether funders are — or could be — playing roles that help collective…