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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    Centering equity in cross-sector collaborations

    While equity should be a core value for efforts related to disinvested communities, equity often has been marginalized as a value in policy-making agendas and collaborative efforts, contributing to the persistence of some of the most deep-seated inequalities in our country....

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    Weekly Briefing, May 18 – May 22

    Our weekly briefing keeps you up to date on the latest insights into the intersector and intersector collaboration from the past week....

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    Tools for Complex Decision Making from Spark Policy Institute

    Spark recently announced new Tools for Complex Decision Making, which look at structuring decision making in complex, multi-stakeholder environments and hold relevance for intersector collaborations....