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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 “Integrative public leadership is a process of developing partnerships across organizational, sectoral and/or jurisdictional boundaries that create public value. This paper explores the concept in the context of the literature and illustrates some salient features of integrative public…

“These tools were originally developed by WWF-UK’s Organisation Development Unit in 2001. … Since the toolbox was originally produced it has been used extensively with partner organisations. The tools have been used both in the UK and internationally — for example with civil society organisations…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Current theories of community-based collaborative governance arrangements rely on the presence (or absence) of certain antecedent community conditions as well as incentives for institutional change deriving from the sociopolitical and economic environment. The combination of antecedent conditions and…

“Across a range of issue areas, governments are increasingly collaborating with nonprofit organizations (NPOs) to achieve policy goals. In the environmental arena, growing concerns over nonpoint source pollution have led governments to work through NPOs rather than rely on traditional regulatory approaches. But past studies…

“This case is about public managers collaborating with the public. It puts the readers in the shoes of the city planning director of Grand Rapids, Michigan, who is about to embark on a major city-wide environmental initiative. It prompts readers to think about how much…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This significant study discusses the emergence of partnerships for sustainable development as an innovative, and potentially influential, new type of governance. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the ‘partnership paradigm’ is discussed and the contributors explore…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Invasive exotic plants know no boundaries. If public conservation lands’ managers wish to achieve long-term success, it is critical for them to reach out and collaborate with all stakeholders, including private landowners. In Florida, many regions are exploring…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In 2003, industrial manufacturer Eaton, the NGO Environmental Defense, and shipping giant Federal Express formed a partnership to develop a hybrid electric delivery truck. While Environmental Defense had experience setting up successful partnerships with corporations, this was the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Corporate environmental responsibility is becoming an increasingly important strategic concern for companies, their stakeholders, and non-profit organizations (NPOs). Although many corporations now provide financial support, equipment, or personnel to assist environmental interest groups, the relationship between companies and…