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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 “Much existing scholarship on non-profit organizations’ receipt of government funds appears to assume that there is something highly problematic about this relationship. Although rarely articulated in these studies, the concern about the negative effects of government funding turns on…

In this Government Executive article, authors John D. Donahue and Richard J. Zeckhauser call attention to the potential for collaborative governance to move the United States past the debate over how big or small government should be, and to unleash “the unpredictable resourcefulness of an…

“In the spirit of stewarding collaborative change, Alberta Education, the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), the Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA), the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS) and the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) formed the Collaborative Practices and Partnership Team. The team’s goal is…

“This teaching case presents recurrent points of tension around resident representation in a community planning process: the Santa Centro Community Change Initiative. The case is relevant to current public policy, as outside funders ranging from private foundations to the national government increasingly focus their funding…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Facilitators that use a collaborative governance approach are regularly pushed, mandated, or naturally desire to achieve broad inclusion of stakeholders in collaborations. How to achieve such inclusion is an important but often overlooked aspect of implementation. To fully realize…

✴︎ 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…

“A key issue in the literature on collaborative governance has been the question of how to ensure the responsiveness of the system to the general public interest as well as to specific underrepresented interests. In particular, it is unclear whether or not the self-organizing nature…

This workshop at the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation’s 2006 conference “addressed how civic engagement practitioners can assist local governments in thinking systematically about and choosing among the various forms of civic engagement in public decision-making.” The materials from that workshop can be found…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Over the past few decades, a new form of governance has emerged to replace adversarial and managerial modes of policy making and implementation. Collaborative governance, as it has come to be known, brings public and private stakeholders together…