PARTNER Tool Resources

PARTNER Tool Resources2019-07-10T16:13:39-06:00
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The PARTNER Technical Manual partnered with the PARTNER software provides a tool for inter-organizational networks to measure and monitor collaborative activity over time. 

Technical Manual PARTNER 2.0


Two-page PARTNER Tool handout.

PARTNER Tool Brief

Tips & Tricks for Collecting Network Data

Bounding Your Network: A methods brief that gives advice on bounding your network in preparation for launching your network survey.


Use this spreadsheet to upload all of your respondent information. When you have it completely filled out, delete the first row, save it as a text file, and then log in to your PARTNER manager section and click on the “List People/Orgs”. Follow the instructions to upload this information.

PARTNER Respondent List


The questions that make up the PARTNER Default Survey are listed in this spreadsheet and word document below. If you want to use the legacy PARTNER tool in Excel or measure Trust and Value you must use the PARTNER Default Survey. If you are not wanting to use the legacy tool or measure Trust/Value, the restrictions below do not apply to your survey.

Partner Survey Questions (XLS file format)

PARTNER Default Survey to Modify– This document includes the default PARTNER survey questions. This version includes a number of optional questions for Questions 11 and 12.

It is important to think through what you want to ask for these two questions and make them fit your collaborative. Before moving on to other parts of using the PARTNER tool, you should spend time thinking through these questions and determining how to modify them for your collaborative. Once you have personalized this spreadsheet, you can input these questions in the PARTNER survey under the “Customize Survey” tab.



  • Our full hour-long webinars give a more in-depth look at PARTNER.
  • This first webinar gives you an overview of social network analysis and how to use PARTNER for network evaluation.
  • This second webinar is our most recent recorded LIVE demo of everything the PARTNER Platform has to offer.

Check out the rest of our webinars here. 

These short demonstrations give a quick overview of everything offered within the PARTNER Platform.


In this simulation, the network theory and Social Network Analysis (SNA) are applied to examine the organizational networks in public health partnerships. SNA and network theory is applied to operationalize a set of measurable dimensions that can be used to evaluate the strength of PHCs and the connections (or connectivity) among partner organizations. Connectivity is defined as the measured interactions between partners in a collaborative such as the amount and quality of interactions, and how these relationships might change over time. The simulation has a brief overview of SNA to allow students to become familiar with the concept and language. However, the readings from the “recommended reading” list below can help students get familiar and prepare to participate in this simulation.

Strategic Network Management in a Community Collaborative: A Simulation

PARTNER Simulation