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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 article presents a comparative analysis of the evolution of two community mental health networks that both have similar contracts from the State of Arizona. One of the networks is governed by a for-profit firm that buys needed…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In an effort to deal with complex community issues in a more comprehensive and cohesive manner, communities have increasingly created locally based interorganizational entities, referred to here as community collaboratives. Community collaboratives are comprised of representatives from multiple…

“This report presents results from an evaluation of the Safe City Initiative. Launched by the Target Corporation in 2003, the goal of Safe City is to partner local law enforcement with retailers and community leaders to increase public safety. The evaluation, which employed surveys of…

“This is a case of inter-organizational collaboration gone awry where several non-profit and government agencies have come together to develop and implement a streamlined first response protocol for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in one Ontario community. Despite having created a common protocol,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This three-part case study (along with a video supplement) presents the initial problem, the thinking, the politics, and the design negotiations that produced New York City’s NYC Acquisition Fund in August 2006. The case concludes with a brief…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article furthers knowledge on cross-sector partnerships. It distinguishes between partnerships that produce predefined outcomes and those that produce co-defined ones. Predefined outcomes are defined by one partner prior to the formation of the partnership and could have…

“This case highlights the array of issues facing a government organization that wishes to engage a cultural community to reform service delivery for disadvantaged citizens. It shows how giving this community an active role in addressing the problems required a fundamental change to the way…

“How does a government organization engage a cultural community to reform service delivery for disadvantaged citizens? This case demonstrates how giving a cultural community an active role in addressing their problems requires a fundamental shift in the way government does business. It also provides a…