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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 “A critical component of Portland’s success is collaboration between different communities and institutions; the Sustainable Solutions series examines higher education’s role in these partnerships. In exploring how best to ‘let knowledge serve the city’, Portland State University translates…

“What happens when leadership comes together to solve a problem? A lot, when it comes to Uplift America, an innovative new public-private-philanthropic partnership tackling rural poverty. The Uplift America Fund leverages $500 million for communities in need and creates additional rural infrastructure through increasing the…

“Cross-sector collaboration has the potential to become a highly useful form of governance to effectively resolve difficult problems that cannot be addressed by a single organization or sector. While scholars and practitioners alike have a solid understanding of why organizations collaborate with one another, more…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In the fight against human trafficking, cross-sector collaboration is vital — but often, systemic tensions undermine the effectiveness of these alliances. Kirsten Foot explores the most potent sources of such difficulties, offering insights and tools that leaders in…

“The GlobeScan/SustainAbility Surveys offer a unique, collaborative platform that uses research-driven insights, including targeted surveys of the most influential thought leaders in the sustainability arena from over eighty countries, to explore the biggest sustainability challenges.” “For this survey, we asked expert stakeholders representing business, government,…

From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Food policy councils (FPCs) are increasingly common in the United States. These collaborative governing…

“Cross-sector partnerships will be key to reaching those left behind in the MDG era and, ultimately, to achieving the post-2015 agenda. However, in order for such partnerships to succeed, this policy paper explores why: It is imperative to acknowledge and address the current lack of…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This study examines partnerships between the military and local communities by exploring communication channels of the U.S. military and civilian agencies that provide services to transitioning military members. This article reports on a study conducted in 2013 in the…