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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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“Residential energy efficiency programs are delivered by many different types of organizations and their partners, including utilities, state and local governments, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies, but no matter which sector delivers the program, the need to work in partnership with different entities can make…

“The purpose of this guide is to share lessons learned across multiple initiatives to offer organisations guidance and insight into how to collaborate successfully to create change. In particular, it is designed to support organisations in the larger process of what at Forum we call…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “One of the challenges of collaborative governance is fostering learning among diverse stakeholders who have very different views on disputed topics of science and policy. Collaborative partnerships are often touted as a type of decision-making forum that generates…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This case study focuses on Fish Friendly Farming, part of a nonprofit organization, the California Land Stewardship Institute. The FFF program is an example of an innovative model for cooperative public-private environmental collaboration and stewardship. The case provides…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This case is used in [University of Virginia Darden Business School’s] ‘Economics of Water’ course elective. Suzanne Apple, senior vice president of private sector engagement at World Wildlife Fund-United States (WWF), was preparing for an important meeting with…

“Collaborative approaches are increasingly used to address challenging environmental problems in the United States and around the world. The inclusion of multiple stakeholders and sources of information is expected to solve such problems. Prior research has highlighted the importance of collaborative process characteristics in reaching…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborative governance critics continually call for evidence to support its prevalent use. As is often the case in environmental policy, environmental outcomes occur at a rate incompatible with political agendas. In addition, a multitude of possibly confounding variables…

“The public lands system in the United States has a long history of using public-private partnerships to run visitor services such as youth programs, raise private funds, and engage citizens in land stewardship and environmental education. … Many such partnerships are fifty (or more) years…

“This systematic review synthesizes knowledge on multi-sector partnerships for sustainability. The review set out to address one major research question and four sub-questions: What best practices enable firms to collaborate with other organizations to advance sustainable business? What different forms do collaborative partnerships take, and…