One of the first decisions of a partnership should be deciding how the group will make decisions. This document provides a chart describing two popular methods for decision making: voting and...

 This resource contains a list of salutations and closings to use when addressing certain policymakers such as the President of the United States, U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, etc.  File: ...

This systems integration tool assists in deciphering where organizations intersect in areas such as target population, services budgeted for youth,  and governance power.  The tool includes steps...

This toolkit is designed to help local school and community partners address the complexities of information sharing about young people in multiple systems. This resource can support these young...

Large-scale systems change requires a collaborative approach that is cross-sector. However, the social sector still remains focused on funding individual organizations rather than broadening that...

Collaborations can achieve extraordinary results, but it is not uncommon to have ups and downs along the way. Partners may ask themselves, “can this collaboration be saved?” Based on scientific...

Geared towards government related initiatives, this guide contains the best practices for working collaboratively with agencies, departments, and individuals to enhance project outcomes through...

This tool will help you map resources to identify gaps in programming, duplication of services, and programs that may not be producing desired outcomes. Tips for thinking about potential partners...

This tool includes charts and checklists to assist in the development of an effective data collection plan. It will help answer the following questions: Where is the data you need? What is it...

This tip sheet gives pointers on how to prepare for and conduct interviews with key informants. Tips include on how to structure an interview and how to keep it moving effectively. Content Related...

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