This excerpt from a National Conference of State Legislatures publication examines state organizations that are intended to promote collaboration. It reviews the purpose of promoting collaboration, elements of success, and key partners required to ensure effective collaboration within a State.
This training module includes information on how to build a successful strategic relationship. It was designed to support Child Care and Development Fund State Administrators in developing relationships that support systems building. The module includes key concepts, considerations, and tools.
This PowerPoint resource examines a series of approaches to evaluate the collaboration process, track the path from collaboration to outcomes, and apply this to make collaborations more effective. The presentation also addresses results-based accountability and how this approach can facilitate effective collaboration.
This PowerPoint provides an overview of current issues and approaches to collaboration in early care and education. It includes a theory of change logic model and provides examples of collaborative early care and education initiatives.
The author of this short document argues that three elements of collaboration are crucial to understanding its nature and measuring its effect on program outcomes.
In this resource, the authors argue that cross-systems integration requires an understanding of organizational “milieu,” or the underlying norms, values, and behavioral patterns that shape the way the agency functions and makes decisions. This article is the fifth article in series discussing integration of human services systems.
The Partner Tool is a social network analysis tool designed to measure and monitor collaboration among people and organizations. It is designed for use by collaboratives and coalitions to demonstrate how members are connected and how resources are leveraged and exchanged. It can also be used to link outcomes to the process of collaboration.
This toolkit provides an overview of partnerships and resources to support partnership evaluation. It was developed to help community agencies better understand the functioning of partnerships so they can more effectively develop and nurture those that have a measurable impact in local communities. The toolkit provides example surveys and other measurement tools to assess both the functioning of the partnerships and the results achieved.
This tool is used for building consensus through participatory decisionmaking. Its quantitative process enables large and small groups to discuss and weigh items and either reach consensus or identify the sources of differences of opinions. This tool could be useful in building state capacity and identifying priorities.
This e-newsletter outlines steps for nonprofit organizations when considering and creating an alliance in order to engage in coordination and collaboration. It describes a five-step process for forming an alliance and provides recommendations for each step.