New Free Tool: Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment

Posted 6 years ago at 10:23 pm

We were excited this week to announce our new Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment to help collective impact initiative practitioners improve their cross-sector partnerships. If you haven’t yet, complete the Assessment by answering a few questions--it shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes. You’ll then receive an email with customized feedback, tools and resources to help you improve your partnership.


We’re opening this thread to respond to any questions or comments you may have about how to use the tool. We’re seeing people use it in the following ways, but would love to hear how you hope to use it:


  • Taking the Assessment as an individual and reflecting on the feedback provided.

  • Taking the Assessment as a group, and discussing the questions as they answer them.

  • Having each member of a partnership take the Assessment individually and comparing results as a group using the discussion guide.

  • Taking the Assessment each year to reflect on progress and thinking through what changes are needed as the partnership evolves.


Austin Dean

technical assistance provider / consultant

Hi Jeff,

I was curious what this survey entailed. I went ahead and completed it to gain an understanding of its contents.

I own a company that takes these types of surveys into an online platform and makes the data accessible to your partners and stakeholders.  Would love to connect with you and Living Cities, and see if we can facilitate.


Submitted by Austin Dean on Wed, 2015-11-25 13:37

Tracy Timmons-Gray

administrator, backbone organization, blogger, community manager, content administrator, funder community of practice, funder of initiatives, other, partner organization, technical assistance provider / consultant

Thanks for trying the tool, Austin!

Just a heads-up, per the Forum's Terms of Service, members are not to use the Forum to solicit business or use the Forum for business purposes/advertising. We welcome for you to share about what you've learned from your own work with Forum members, especially on how it can relate to collective impact, but we can't allow any solicitations for business follow-up. If your services happen to be free/open source though, please feel free to continue to share about how people can use it.

Thank you for understanding, and for helping build a community of practice around collective impact!

Submitted by Tracy Timmons-Gray on Wed, 2015-11-25 13:47

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