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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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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…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Drawing from the literature on public participation and stakeholder collaboratives, this article investigates the influence of power and wealth, as well as political and economic context on the output of stakeholders advisory committees convened to formulate state greenhouse…

“This Best Practices Guide is intended to assist commercial and government entities in the process of organizing and executing a collaborative solar purchase. … The guide outlines a list of best practices, which together constitute a 12-step process to capture the economic and practical benefits…

“The purpose of this case is to demonstrate an example of collaboration and encourage students to identify factors that may contribute to successful collaboration. This is looked at both from a start-up perspective and a sustained-program perspective. Public managers will often find themselves in situations…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Many of society’s most vexing problems must be solved through collaborative arrangements. Growing scholarly interest in collaboratives recognizes that the capacity for collective learning may play a critical role in their success. However, limited theoretical or empirical research…

“Organizations representing the nonprofit, public, and private sectors often collaborate to enhance capacities while addressing complex, interconnected problems. Using the framework of Bryson, Crosby, and Stone, processes used to support successful collaboration are explored empirically through a multiple sector arrangement involving 15 nonprofit, public, and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This book by Carmen Sirianni, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the Heller Graduate School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, looks at citizen engagement and collaborative governance: “The health of American democracy ultimately depends…

✴︎ 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…