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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.

“For more than 25 years after passage of the Coastal Zone Act, there were no formal regulations to implement it. Instead, [Delaware’s] Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) used an informal, undefined regulation system that pleased neither environmentalists nor industry representatives who disagreed…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This teaching case from Harvard Business School “traces the Cleveland community’s efforts to move the city from economic, social, and political crisis in the late 1970s into revitalization and progress in the 1980s and 1990s. Special attention is…

“This book provides activities and examples for learning about, creating, sustaining, and enjoying new ways of working together. The book helps to develop a new language to deal with complicated situations on the journey to collaboration. The book is divided into four parts. Part 1,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Veteran mediator Barbara Gray presents an innovative approach to successfully mediating multi-party disputes. A superb resource for managers, public officials, and others working to solve complex problems such as labor disputes, disposal of toxic wastes, racial integration, and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The newly-elected mayor of a midwestern city receives an invitation to an informal lunch with several top local CEOs. In formulating his agenda for the meeting, he wonders whether he should consider initiating a public-private partnership and whether…

This diagram from the Center for Collaborative Policy depicts the five stages that typically define collaborative policy making, including: Assessment/Planning Organizational Educational Negotiation/Resolution Implementation The document also outlines the challenges that are often faced by practitioners in each stage.