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....

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    Social Media and Seattle’s Urban Reforestation

    The success of the Green Seattle Partnership’s program has provided a template for a citywide Urban Forest Stewardship Plan adopted by the City Council and Mayor. This remarkable collaboration provides a model not only for collaboration but also – we think – for engaging use of social media....

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    Whole body engagement for racial equity

    How the Head, Heart, and Hands framework can guide conversations on how to dismantle structural racism and develop practices to ensure that all citizens have equal access to opportunities and services....

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    Getting the facts straight at Rocky Flats

    How diverse stakeholders invested in clean up of “one of the country’s most significant nuclear vulnerabilities" agreed on the contentious issue of acceptable level of remaining soil contamination....