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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 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…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Increasingly, public sector child welfare agencies are contracting with private agencies for the provision of specialized services to clients while maintaining oversight and case management responsibilities. At the same time, funders, both private and public, are demanding that…

“This dissertation explores the impact of community culture on the success of cross-sectoral collaboratives addressing homelessness in Omaha, Nebraska, and Portland, Oregon. A comparative case study approach is used to build theory about how the environment helps to make conditions conducive or challenging to collaboration…

“This guide aims to provide practical information on creating and maintaining public-private partnerships to improve and expand youth programs in states and communities nationwide. It draws from the wisdom and experiences of successful partnership leaders at the national, state, and local levels and offers guidance…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The aim of the book is to investigate how PPP reforms function in comparison to the more traditional methods of providing public sector services and infrastructure and who typically experiences the successes and failures of these reforms. ……

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Belief in the resource-saving and service enhancing potential of inter-organizational collaboration has become virtually an article of faith among resource providers, client advocates, and service planners. Yet collaboration in practice encounters myriad difficulties, and successful collaborations seem to…