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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 “Participation in collaborative advocacy organizations is one of the most common advocacy tactics pursued by nonprofit organizations. However, field-level dynamics and norms around collaboration may be changing with the growth of public-private intermediary organizations. Using a lens that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “A Private Partnership for Public Benefit (PPPB) is an ad-hoc structure that aligns private resources towards a government objective without leveraging additional public funds. The objective can be for the public sector to identify and engage the key private…

“This report addresses an important topic that does not always receive significant attention: the role of outreach organizations in assisting government agencies to determine benefit eligibility of citizens applying for services. Outreach organizations are defined as state and local governments, non-profit, and other organizations that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This report looks at collective impact as a framework for improving “outcomes for opportunity youth — the nearly 7 million Americans between 16 and 24 who are neither employed nor in school. Top Takeaways Opportunity youth face a…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Widespread government contracting for nonprofit social service delivery has resulted in extensive reliance on networks of service providers, which involve complicated accountability dynamics. The literature has tended to emphasize formal aspects of accountability in contract relationships, focusing on…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborative partnerships can be an effective strategy for crime prevention, especially in disorganized communities. Using ordinary least squares regression with 414 American cities, this article finds that police departments with many collaborative partnerships are able to promote informal…