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Read-Ahead Literature for Driving Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

Driving Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Workbook

Collaboration Quick-Start

Vision-Execution Gap Worksheet

Case Study on Free Food

Learning to Facilitate Effective Groups

Session Design Worksheet


Agile Rollout & Management

Design Sprint Worksheet

Design Sprint Tips

The Team Performance Pyramid

Leadership without Leaders? Starters and Followers in Online Collective Action by Margetts et al.

How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living by Rushworth Kidder

The Lean StartUp by Eric Reiss

How the World Sees You by Sally Hogshead

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership by Ronald Heifetz


On Partnerships

Breaking the Failure Cycle by Frank DiGiammarino

A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger

Community: The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip & Dan Heath

Made to Stick by Chip & Dan Heath

Design for Action by Tim Brown & Roger L. Martin

Design Thinking Comes of Age by Jon Kolko

Here’s Hope for the Bees: A Manifesto by Richard Crespin, for our Collaboration Nation

Local Works by the US Agency for International Development

Making the Corps by Thomas E. Ricks

Redirect: Changing the Stories We Live By by Timothy D. Wilson

Ritual Dissent by Cognitive Edge

Seizing the Opportunity in Public Private Partnerships by Daniel F. Runde et al.

The Ecosystem of US International Development Assistance by Daniel F. Runde

The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton Christensen

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama

The PlayPump: What Went Wrong? by Daniel Stellar

The Primes by Chris McGoff


On Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategy and Society: The Link between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility by Michael Porter & Mark Kramer

Creating Shared Value by Michael Porter & Mark Kramer

Creating Shared Value: Connecting Business Societal Value and Opportunity by FSG

Corporate Responsibility: Good & Networked by the US Chamber Foundation

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: A Brief History of Corporate Social Responsibility by Jordan Stephen et al.


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The course actually aids with more than just collaboration - it helps drive thinking into issue clarification, meeting handling and setting up, communicating with stakeholders. I loved it! - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
"The CollaborateUp Workshop gave our delegates a set of tools they can use immediately to collaborate more effectively across multiple departments and organizations." - Erika Lopez, Global Impact
Extremely practical and extremely easy to implement once you have an understanding of the steps and the formula and the requirements of the process. - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
I soon discovered that it doesn’t really matter whether your introduction to CollaborateUp is through an issue solving workshop, or at an event as Richard brings all the chaos together with his savvy charm and good humour - the most important thing is that you get to engage and work with these great folks! My biggest take out over the past five years of being a part of their world – collaboration is a process and you’re not going to get very far unless you know what problem you’re all trying to solve together. The CollaborateUp framework helps by asking simple questions to help reveal the big answers. - Cate O’Kane, Founder, &co partnership consultancy
"Building up the capacity and capability of nonprofits to make a difference in the world is a core part of the Office Depot Foundation's mission. CollaborateUp had a really big impact on the nonprofits we support, giving them tools and insights they can use immediately." - Mary Wong
The course was great! Great value and great insights into collaborating with various partners in multiple situations. It really change my thought process and how I view situations with our clients and stakeholders. - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
“Even with a diverse set of stakeholders and a very limited timeframe, the CollaborateUp Formula allowed us cut through a complex set of issues and develop a concrete and pragmatic proposal for tackling a very tough problem. Richard Crespin is exactly what you want in a facilitator, someone able to bring people together to recognize their shared goals and the best ways to achieve them.” - Amit Ronen Director, George Washington University Solar Institute