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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 “As noted in the Department of Homeland Security’s National Response Framework, disasters are inherently local and ultimately the responsibility of the lowest jurisdictional level present within the impacted area. Given these parameters, this paper aims to sharpen the…

“This report includes two essays reflecting different perspectives on preparing for and working in large-scale emergencies. The first essay, ‘Keys to Effectively Partner in Temporary Networks,” by Ross O’Brien, examines the roles of non-governmental organizations in large-scale emergencies. He observed a series of characteristics that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “As Hurricane Katrina roared towards the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts on August 28, 2005, the public sector — ranging from local law enforcement to the Federal Emergency Management Agency — feverishly prepared for what was expected to be…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In this study, non-profit involvement in cross-sector collaborative efforts for post-Katrina and Rita relief, recovery, and rebuilding are examined. Using Bryson, Crosby, and Stone’s model as a framework, the collaborative and intermediary roles played by non-profits in three…

“Hurricane Katrina placed tremendous stress on America’s emergency response systems. No single agency possessed the capacity required to address the needs of those affected by the hurricane. One element seen lacking in the immediate response to the hurricane was a well-coordinated effort taking advantage of…

“This report analyzes the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) work with the private sector in implementing FEMA’s goals via public-private partnerships. … FEMA’s experience with the safe construction networks does suggest that national goals can be pursued through indirect means but that there may be…