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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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To help users find relevant, quality resources from our Resource Library, we create curated lists on a variety of topics, bringing important practitioner- and academic-oriented work to the forefront.

There are a number of academic courses, programs, and certificates offered in the United States in which cross-sector collaboration is a major theme. We hope this list will be useful for educators who are interested in how this topic is being taught at universities across the country…

These questions are intended to help those interested or involved in a particular cross-sector collaboration better understand the complexities and nuances of the program or initiative. Because there are many approaches to partnership, not every question here will be useful for every cross-sector collaboration. Considering…

Our Research Agenda is a non-exhaustive list of questions for the research community that we believe, if addressed, would significantly advance the practice of collaboration among the government, business, and non-profit sectors. This Research Agenda is informed by our exposure to recent relevant literature, frequent…

In fall 2015, Hart Research Associates convened six focus groups on behalf of The Intersector Project to explore citizens’ views toward the business, government, and non-profit sectors and toward cross-sector collaboration. The key takeaways from those discussions are the subject of this report. This discussion…

Interest in addressing public problems through collaboration among the government, business, and non-profit sectors is on the rise. Meanwhile, many journalists are searching to better understand the mechanics, benefits, and limitations of these relationships. Journalists have a key role to play in covering these partnerships…

From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Although the practice of cross-sector collaboration appears to be increasing as a means to…

From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Research recently featured in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory investigates the…

“This report describes developments in the new generation of cross-sector collaborations for education and presents findings from a scan of such initiatives across the United States. We describe the broad ecology of cross-sector collaborations for educational improvement and examine various rationales for the current interest…

“The Data Inventory helps you build out your Data-Driven Feedback Loop to determine which data are ‘accessible,’ ‘available,’ or ‘aspirational’: Accessible: You have immediate access to the data. Available: The data are available for access, but you have to do a little work or call…