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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.

“The toolkit is designed as a practical guide for facilitators who will help EQUAL Development Partnerships (DPs) to design, develop, monitor, and evaluate their projects. It provides best practice techniques for all aspects of project management within a partnership context, supported by diagrams and illustrations….

“By far the fastest-growing arena for the use of PPPs is urban economic development,” says this guide from Urban Land Institute. “Cities and counties are rapidly applying the experiences with PPPs learned over the last few decades — experiences on how to most effectively combine…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “As many non-profits have grown larger, they are adopting concepts and tools from the private sector to improve their own operations and effectiveness. For such growth and adaptation to continue, it is important to understand how knowledge is…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The aim of the book is to investigate how PPP reforms function in comparison to the more traditional methods of providing public sector services and infrastructure and who typically experiences the successes and failures of these reforms. ……

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Leaders in public affairs identify tools and instruments for the new governance through networks of public, private, and non-profit organizations. We argue the new governance also involves people — the tool makers and tool users — and the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In 2003, industrial manufacturer Eaton, the NGO Environmental Defense, and shipping giant Federal Express formed a partnership to develop a hybrid electric delivery truck. While Environmental Defense had experience setting up successful partnerships with corporations, this was the…

“The Brokering Guidebook illuminates the critical part played by brokers in multi-sector partnerships as both process managers and behind the scenes leaders. It focuses on partnership brokering — that essential intermediary function that enables partners to work well together and ensure the maximum effectiveness of…

This working paper from John Donahue, Director of the Weil Program on Collaborative Governance at Harvard’s Kennedy School, looks at where collaborative governance fits into the taxonomy of models for structuring collective action, how to categorize examples of collaborative governance (by duration, formality, focus, etc.),…