The resources below are a list of websites and books addressing effective collaboration.
The following website is an annotated bibliography compiled by Kirsten Nielsen of the Fieldstone Alliance, which consults on organizational development and collaboration.
Ray, Karen. The Nimble Collaboration. St. Paul, MN. Fieldstone Alliance Publications. 2005. This is a compendium of best practices in partnerships published by the Wilder Foundation.
Ray, K and Winer, M. Collaboration, Creating, Sustaining and Enjoying the Journey St. Paul, MN. Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. 1994). This handbook guides non-profit staff through partnership ventures.
Mattessich P, Murray-Close M, Monsey B. Collaboration: What Makes It Work, 2nd Edition: A Review of Research Literature on Factors Influencing Successful Collaboration. St. Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 2001. A review of research literature on twenty factors influencing successful collaboration. The report includes a description of each factor, implications for collaborative efforts, and illustrations from case studies.
Together We Can Initiative: A Community Collaborative Wellness Toolkit. http://www.togetherwecan.org/ccwtintro-s.html. The mission of Together We Can is to strengthen and sustain the capacity of community collaboratives and state initiatives to move toward that shared vision.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Sustaining Grassroots Community-Based Programs: A Toolkit for Community – and Faith-Based Service Providers. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 08-4340, Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008. http://www.samhsa.gov/SAMHSA_News/VolumeXVI_4/article13.htm