The Intersector Project seeks to empower practitioners in the business, government, and non-profit sectors to collaborate to solve problems that cannot be solved by one sector alone. We present real examples of collaborations in many places, across many issues and illuminate the tools that make them successful.

Created for practitioners from every sector,
The Intersector Project’s Toolkit is a guide whose goal is to enable leaders to design and implement successful intersector solutions.

One of the country’s leading libraries on U.S.
cross-sector collaborations, our case studies profile leadership and tactics from successful collaborations in a variety of issue areas, including community revitalization, health and wellbeing, infrastructure, education, and environmental conservation.

On The Intersector Project’s blog, we
investigate and provide insights into intersector collaborations around the country.


The Toolkit is a guide to help diagnose, design, implement, and assess successful intersector collaborations. While collaborations differ in their goals, scope, and size, practitioners from any sector can use these tools to navigate their challenges.

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Latest Blog Posts

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    Research to Practice: What drives innovation in public-private partnerships?

    In her research on healthcare partnerships, Lena Brogaard examines the conditions necessary for achieving innovation in public-private partnerships. "The problem of perceiving innovation as inherently good is that it becomes an implicit or explicit goal in partnerships without further specification of what it is or how to achieve it," she explains....

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    Weekly Briefing, July 18 – 22

    Every week, there are new intersector collaborations surfacing across the United States and new, fascinating research and commentary that provides insight into the intersector. To keep our readers in the know, we publish a Weekly Briefing every Friday....

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    CSR and cross-sector collaboration: a promising nexus with challenges to confront

    Cross-sector collaboration can help CSR move past the stereotype of writing a check without committing to truly improving a public challenge....