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Whether you’re working on a local collective impact initiative or a national public-private partnership; whether you’re a practitioner or a researcher; whether you’re looking for basics or a detailed look at a particular topic, our Resource Library can help you find the information and tools you need for your cross-sector thinking and practice. The Library — which includes resources from research organizations, advisory groups, training organizations, academic centers and journals, and other sources — spans issue areas, sectors, and partnership types.

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While this resource is not designed specifically for cross-sector collaborations, it provides a comprehensive checklist to assist organizations with establishing and maintaining data governance programs and provides considerations that may be helpful for collaborations, such as assigning decision- making authority over data, conducting data inventories,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The most complex social challenges — such as post-secondary access and success for underrepresented students, diversification of the workforce, poverty, environmental degradation, and global health — exceed the problem-solving capacity of single organizations or societal sectors. Organizing for…

“Cities across the country seeking a coordinated strategic approach to reducing dropout rates look to Philadelphia, where a sustained cross-sector partnership — Project U-Turn — has made significant advances in putting struggling students and out-of-school youth on the public radar and improving options for that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This case discusses the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE), “a business-public education partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) that promoted cross-sector knowledge sharing and academic excellence. Its suite of core student programs, such as 720,…

“Across the country, cities and regions have used cross-sector collaboration by business, higher-education, P-12, and community leaders to improve education. Although regional leaders take different approaches to this challenge, the most successful communities engage all sectors and align their efforts around common goals. … To…

“Several governors have partnered with private and philanthropic leaders to maximize funding and achieve positive outcomes for young children. This Report describes the nature and activities of such early childhood public-private partnerships. It aims to help governors and state policymakers navigate through the decisions they…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “What function does accountability serve in public-private partnerships where one partner has no authority over others and no control over results? This article aims to shed light on this question by studying participants of partnerships formed between K-12…

“This case concerns informal cross-sector collaborations involving business, governmental, philanthropic, educational, and non-profit organizations. These groups came together to combat a neighborhood’s deterioration. The case focuses on the development and evolution of the Phillips Partnership’s Health Careers Institute as well as the East Metro Health…