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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 “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…

“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…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Local governments are increasingly forging creative alliances to solve community problems and provide local services. The literature recognizes cultural institutions as partners for local community development, yet these alliances remain underutilized. This article identifies the contributions that local…

“This Guidance Note presents a simple approach to analyzing the governance context for development of aquatic agricultural systems; it is intended as an aid to action research, and a contribution to effective program planning and evaluation. It provides a brief introduction to the value of…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article provides a new mechanism in understanding how partner heterogeneity moderates an alliance’s ability to advance corporate social responsibility goals. I identified the antecedents for firms to select a more diverse set of partners and explored whether…

While this planning document was created specifically for the national forests in Region 5 of the USDA Forest Service, it may be helpful for other environmental partnerships seeking to engage the public in their collaborative efforts. The guide aims to help Forest Service staff and…