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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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This tool from The National Council of Nonprofits is “designed for use by nonprofits, governments, foundations, and for-profit entities when considering launching pay-for-success initiatives, social impact bonds, or other new funding mechanisms.” The Principles “will help parties contemplating alternative funding arrangements set expectations and avoid…

“Since its introduction, the concept of pay for success (PFS) financing has attracted attention from leaders interested in innovative social financing approaches. The model — which establishes outcomes-driven contracts between government and service providers, with up-front capital from private funders — shines a spotlight on…

These principles from the National Council of Nonprofits are “designed for use by nonprofits, governments, foundations, and for-profit entities when considering launching pay-for-success initiatives, social impact bonds, or other new funding mechanisms. … [These principles aim to] help parties contemplating alternative funding arrangements set expectations…

“The link between pay for success and building the evidence base for social programs is not always intuitive, but it’s a critical relationship.” In this video, Urban Institute’s Pay for Success Initiative’s “Justin Milner explains how pay for success elevates evidence to innovate the way…

“There are numerous financing tools available to help cities and regional governments pay for smart city projects. This guide highlights 28 of the most promising — including alternatives to the traditional funding mechanisms municipalities have used for decades. … As you read through this guide…

This piece from SSIR provides an in-depth look at pay for success, focusing on the history of the model in the United States, the model’s unintended consequences, the role of philanthropy, and the future of pay for success. “We believe that despite all the hype,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Increasing access to effective preschool programs is a high priority at local, state, and federal levels. Recently, two initiatives to expand preschool programming in Illinois and Utah have used funds from private investors to scale up existing programs….

“The development and implementation of Smart City projects require considerable investments that are difficult to fund with traditional public finance. In this context, Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP) appear to be suitable solutions to overcome the shortage of public finance and cuts on public spending. However, the adoption…