Tools & Resources

Welcome to the Platform C Resource Hub!

This library of helpful tools and resources was curated from thought leaders and change-makers around the world. We are working continuously to add helpful information.

If you find something that you want to share, that fits into a specific Phase or Layer of the Collaborative Chance Cycle, please send a link to us here

This resource features Sharon Fraser, CFI Network Member, explaining key concepts and strategies for building the foundations for collaboration, including collective impact, all in less than 35 minutes!

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1. Readiness Runway

This resource allows collaborators to measure how they are working together via the completion of an online survey, on a one-off or longitudinal basis.

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3. Creating a Shared Vision

This resource provides a four-step process for articulating and tracking progress through the early stages of a collaborative project, by looking back and looking forward.

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2. Building the Foundations

This resource contains comprehensive information, questions, tools, and links for developing and delivering community collaborations.

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4. Scaling Up

Quiz This resource contains a series of tools for planning community engagement to be more purposeful, equitable, transparent, and…

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1. Readiness Runway

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1. Readiness Runway

This resource supports those working on community change initiatives to understand complexity and to work adaptively.

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4. Scaling Up

This resource provides a governance framework for those seeking to work collaboratively on a complex social or community challenge.

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2. Building the Foundations

This resource describes and analyses four different perspectives on leadership: authentic leadership; adaptive leadership; neuro leadership; and complexity leadership.

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4. Scaling Up

This resource describes seven behaviours and practices of leaders who are able to nourish and evoke the best qualities in people.

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2. Building the Foundations

This resource is a video of Liz Skelton discussing the key components of a holding environment, drawing on the analogy of a pressure cooker.

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2. Building the Foundations

This resource provides a broad, multidisciplinary systematised review of literature on cross sector partnerships for systemic change.

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5. Achieving Transformation

This resource provides a roadmap for effective collaboration based on five Cs: clarifying purpose; convening the right people; cultivating trust; coordinating existing activities; and collaborating for systems impact. 

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1. Readiness Runway

David Snowden on his Cynefin framework to assist you and others to differentiate between the complicated and the complex.

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1. Readiness Runway

This resource introduces 3 tools from service design, evaluation and start-up thinking that can be important in creating sustainability in the long term: Theory of Change; Business Model Canvas; and Service Blueprint.

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4. Scaling Up

Developmental Evaluation (DE) can be used to evaluate innovative initiatives in complex, dynamic environments, including a range of fields and international settings. Here is a webinar from the Tamarack Institute featuring M.Q. Patton and Mark Cabaj discussing Developmental Evaluation.

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3. Creating a Shared Vision

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