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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Featured Cases

Redeveloping the Riverfront in Detroit

For decades, the riverfront in Detroit was dotted with run-down industrial sites, parking lots, and overgrown shrubbery, rendering it unusable to the general public....

Latest Blog Posts

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    Research Briefing, October 2015

    Each month, there is new, fascinating research emerging that provides practical insight into the intersector. We compile a monthly briefing that captures the newest research on cross-sector collaboration, with a focus on practitioners who may be interested in the research, but lack the time or resources to extract takeaways that are truly meaningful to their work....

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    Newly announced MetroLab Network brings cities, universities into partnership

    The MetroLab Network aims to improve American cities through cross-sector partnerships between city governments and universities....

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    Five takeaways from the ICMA Annual Conference

    Cross-sector collaboration is an increasingly embraced topic by local government and is seen as essential to the future of public service in the United States....