The North Sound ACH’s Collaborative Action Network (Network) is a learning and action space for all community members and organizations seeking to advance a just and inclusive culture. We create change through:

  • Advocacy
  • Capacity building
  • Convening
  • Innovation
  • Shared resources and Investment
  • Measurement

The Network’s approach to capacity building is about helping local leaders and partners make positive changes within their spheres of influence. This means:  

  • Developing a common understanding and core capacities, including skills in anti-racism strategies, equity, targeted universalism, and community dialogue 
  • Leveraging knowledge and trainings for exploration and discovery 

In addition to the Network learning series and annual summit, this Resource Library is an important tool for learning together–and for building our collective capacity. 

The Resource Library has been developed with North Sound ACH staff and network partners–and will continue to grow and evolve. Right now, you can search the library for tools, stories, reports, and videos to grow our shared understanding and support collective action. The search box at the top of the homepage or on the Discover tab will take you to the more than 300 resources already available for partners to explore.

The Resource Library also helps organize individual resources into groups, or Collections. It can be challenging to know where to start when you are learning about a new topic or idea. Collections provide context around the resources, introducing concepts in a systematic way and grounding you in what’s most important first. 

For example, the North Sound ACH team developed the Network 101 Collection to introduce concepts essential to the Network. The Collection defines Belonging & Inclusion in a few paragraphs and then recommends resources from both North Sound and national partners to explore Belonging & Inclusion in a deeper way. 

The Resource Library also houses Learning Journeys. We develop Learning Journeys by combining Collections, creating a mini-curriculum to introduce complex concepts incrementally. For example, the North Sound ACH team developed the Measuring Well-Being Learning Journey. Through a series of Collections, you can explore Thriving as a North Star for Community Well-Being, Measuring Well-Being, and A Community Case Study to develop a more holistic understanding of what it means to measure well-beingz

And, if you’re looking for more, the Resource Library takes you to Community Commons, a national platform to support the movement for thriving together. The Commons is home to thousands of curated resources related to health, well-being, and community transformation.