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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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“Collaboration between nonprofit and business sectors is widely regarded as a value creation process that benefits society, business, and nonprofit organizations (NPOs). This process, however, has rarely been considered from a nonprofit perspective. In this paper, we discuss a new framework to assist NPOs in…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In this second of a two-part focused review of the non-profit business and corporate social responsibility (CSR) literature, the authors present the third and fourth components of the collaborative value creation (CVC) framework: the partnering processes that unpack the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This focused review of the non-profit-business collaboration and related corporate social responsibility literature identifies problematic aspects of the treatment of value creation and, therefore, develops a conceptual and analytical framework to address them and the following research question:…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Relations between non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and companies have been the subject of a sharply increasing amount of publications in recent years within academic business journals. In this article, we critically assess this fast-developing body of literature, which we…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “[The authors] provide a grounded model for analysing formation in cross sector social partnerships to understand why business and nonprofit organizations increasingly partner to address social issues. [Their] model introduces organizational characteristics, organizational motives and history of partner…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In these complex times, when no organization can succeed alone, non-profits and businesses are embracing collaboration for mutual benefits. Non-profits are partnering with businesses to further their missions, develop resources, strengthen programs, and thrive in the competitive world….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “We leverage insights and theories from the extensive inter-firm alliance literature to explore the effect of the sector of the partners on Firm-NGO (B2N) alliance governance. Our analysis suggests that the sector of the partners has an important…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This study explores the relational processes that underpin social innovation within strategic cross-sector partnerships. Using four longitudinal narratives to document the duality of success and failure in strategic collaborations between non-profit and for-profit organizations, the authors explain how…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Partnerships between businesses and non-profit organisations are an increasingly prominent element of corporate social responsibility implementation. The paper is based on two in-depth partnership case studies (Earthwatch-Rio Tinto and Prince’s Trust-Royal Bank of Scotland) that move beyond a simple…