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Collaboration

Material useful to working effectively in teams of individuals or organizations.

How to Profit with a Nonprofit Partner, Richard Steckel, Robin Simons, Jeffrey Simons, and Norman Tanen, Making Money While Making a Difference, High Tide Press, 1999
Making Conflict Constructive, Frances Moore, The Quickening of America: Rebuilding Our Nation, Remaking Our Live, pp. 251-253, 1994
Real Professions Have Strong Associations, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2011
Sneaky and Insightful Boardroom Questions, Carol Weisman, Board Builders e-zine, News from the Road, 2010
We Can Model True Collaboration, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2005
A Guide to Implementing Neighboring and Its Asset-Based Community Development Principles, from Points of Light., 2011, pp. 159
By Ros Tennyson for the International Business Leaders Forum , 2003, pp. 45
Ashoka - Innovators for the Public

Network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, Defines the "citizen sector" (see definition). 

Centre for Community Enterprise

Canadian site focused on revitalizing and mobilizing communities. Includes the online journal,Making Waves.

The Citizen's Handbook

Written by Charles Dobson and the Vancouver (Canada) Citizen's Committee, this is one of the best quick guides to community organizing on the Web.

Collective Impact Forum

"Collective impact" is an emerging form of community collaboration. This site expains the concept and offers many free articles about it.

Collective Impact Forum

"Collective impact" is an emerging form of community collaboration. This site expains the concept and offers many free articles about it.

Community Builders New South Wales

An interactive clearing house where users are encouraged to contribute to content and ongoing development. The site was developed by the New South Wales (AU) government in response to a desire expressed by communities across NSW to access information about what others are doing and what works to make their community safer and more inclusive, enterprising and resilient.

 

Community Toolbox

The Community Tool Box offers over 7,000 free pages of practical guidance on essential skills for building healthy communities for people working to make a difference. The resources are organized by: 1) Learn a Skill (training in specific skills of community work); 2) Plan the Work (Toolkits outline tasks, examples, and supports for 16 core competencies); 3) Solve a Problem ("Troubleshooting Guides" for common challenges, questions for analysis, and links); 4) Use Promising Approaches (Evidence, examples, and links); and 5) Connect with Others (Learn from others by asking an advisor and finding other online resources).

Hello, My Name is Scott

Unusual, funny, and wise Web site devoted to the power and uses of nametags (yes, nametags) to foster interaction among strangers. See the free article section.

LGBT Consortium (UK)

Have created an entire Web area with free downloadable resources called collectively:Volunteering on a Shoestring (not another toolkit!). Written in 2008 for the LGBT community but applicable to any setting, especially those at the grassroots level. Includes PDF guides, templates and case studies. (Update: As of 2014, contents available only to members.)

National Network for Collaboration Training

Devoted to "the goal of community collaboration,...to bring individuals and members of communities, agencies and organizations together in an atmosphere of support to systematically solve existing and emerging problems that could not be solved by one group alone. Offers a variety of tools, self-training materials, and more to support community collaborative efforts.

Neighboring

A special project of Points of Light aimed at organizing low income communities to strengthen families and work together. Many free resources to download.

Publicus.net

A site devoted to "public strategies for the online world," this link takes you an archive of articles about e-citizenship. Also see archive of postings to DoWire.org --Democracies Online

Transforming Communities

The organization Transforming Communities addresses gender-based violence through grass-roots social change efforts. This Web site offers a range of resources to guide community organizing, regardless of the issue involved.

Print and e-Books in Our Store

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Is managing volunteers only part of your job? Or just not enough hours in a day? Learn to build a management team and and feel some relief from carrying the whole weight of leading volunteer involvement alone.

Take Your Partner for the Corporate Tango

Clear guide to community/corporate collaboration, including how to prepare, choose a suitable partner, assure a successful working relationship, and other practical do's and don'ts (from Australia).

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Stories and strategies of youth-adult partnerships that succeed, with over 20 reproducible tools to help you engage youth participants to the greatest effect in your organization.

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