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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.

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “One aspect of relations between government and non-profit organizations that has received little attention is the impact of differing ethical climates. Using Victor and Cullens’ model of ethical climate, this article offers a qualitative survey of the differences…

“Measuring the effectiveness of partnerships between different sectors proves particularly challenging. Different interested and affected groups will measure the success of the initiative according to different sets of criteria. Partnership elicits qualitative values such as trust, responsiveness and flexibility that are more likely to be…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The Collaborative Leadership Fieldbook offers non-profit practitioners, community leaders, and public officials a practical, hands-on resource. It presents the tools needed for applying the lessons learned, powerful approaches that get results, and guidance for solving complex community problems….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this article, the authors “suggest that cross-sector partnerships are essential mechanisms by which corporations and communities can maximize their goals. In fact most of the major issues confronting our society, from education to healthcare, to the creation of…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article strives to deepen our understanding of the nature and role of businesses and Business Leadership Coalitions (BLCs) in public-private partnerships (PPPs) and in the formation and operation of urban governance regimes in major American cities. Our research…

This report, which is designed for use by community-based nonprofit organizations and business groups, local government officials, private citizens, and community planners, “provides a toolkit of standardized measurement tools for assessing various aspects of community food security. It includes a general guide to community assessment…

“This report examines federal agencies that have contracted out large scale programs and evaluates their effectiveness. Privatization or outsourcing of services formerly provided in-house have become strategies used by an increasing number of local and state governments nationwide to lower service delivery costs and/or improve…

“This report analyzes the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) work with the private sector in implementing FEMA’s goals via public-private partnerships. … FEMA’s experience with the safe construction networks does suggest that national goals can be pursued through indirect means but that there may be…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This teaching case from Harvard Business School “describes the two-year-old pilot phase of a public/private initiative in Oklahoma called the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION) project. VISION was a first-of-its-kind, standards-based, vendor-neutral technology infrastructure developed to…