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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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✴︎ 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…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Historically, ensuring access to primary education has been seen as a predominantly public responsibility. However, governments are increasingly sharing this responsibility through a variety of subsidiary arrangements. Some governments are contracting services out to the private sector, to…

“The corporate world is oftentimes approached for favors, but very few evolve into mutually beneficial alliances between non-profits and private-sector companies. As described in this audio lecture, First Book’s Kyle Zimmer and Disney executive Kathy Franklin explain what it takes to build a successful long-term…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This teaching case from Harvard Business School “describes the two-year-old pilot phase of a public/private initiative in Oklahoma called the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION) project. VISION was a first-of-its-kind, standards-based, vendor-neutral technology infrastructure developed to…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Increasingly, nonprofit, for-profit, and public organizations have been cooperating in producing and distributing a wide range of goods and services. In many cases, the partnerships have arisen from the recognition that different activities are best suited to different…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This teaching case from Harvard Business School “traces the Cleveland community’s efforts to move the city from economic, social, and political crisis in the late 1970s into revitalization and progress in the 1980s and 1990s. Special attention is…

This website from Nonprofit Finance Fund provides an overview of pay for success basics, a glossary, FAQ page, discussion of issue areas, and learning paths divided by role (service providers, government, and investors), along with links to additional resources. This tool is included in our…