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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 “During the last several decades, numerous policies and programs intended to advance environmental goals have been formulated in the U.S. by governmental bodies and implemented by businesses and nongovernmental organizations. This article forwards a multi-sectoral perspective that business…

“The Collaboration Toolkit is designed as a guide for law enforcement agencies and their partners as they develop, fix, and sustain productive law enforcement/community partnerships supporting the advancement of community policing. The toolkit can assist law enforcement personnel working with citizen groups, community-based organizations, school…

“The primary objective in developing this Guide is to provide environmental advocates with the tools to determine whether and how to participate in collaborative approaches to environmental management. Specifically, this Guide will … Address common questions, concerns, and requests for guidance from grass-roots and other…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) is a $74 million nonprofit social enterprise that combats poverty by helping community development organizations build affordable housing and create economic development opportunities through public-private partnerships.” This teaching case from Harvard Business School…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This teaching case from Harvard Business School “documents attempts to restructure a public-private partnership between the operator of a $200 million trash-to-energy cogeneration plant and a consortium of two dozen Massachusetts municipalities.” The case “describes the process that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This teaching case from Harvard Business School is a supplement to Plum Creek Timber (A) and discusses Plum Creek Timber Co’s decision to “go ahead with negotiations for a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) on its Pacific Northwest properties….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This chapter of Cooperative Strategy: Economic, Business, and Organizational Issues (appearing on pp. 243-260) “proposes several approaches to the assessment of collaborative endeavors. Each approach is based on a different conceptual orientation towards collaboration and offers a different…