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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.

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.),…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Companies are increasingly seeing corporate social responsibility as a key to long-term success and are collaborating with non-profit organizations in various ways to establish themselves as good corporate citizens. [This case] delves into a promising form of company/non-profit…

“This article examines the behavioral dynamics at the interface between organizations in strategic partnerships called cause-based partnerships (CBPs). These are partnerships between a corporation and one or more nonprofit organizations that address social metaproblems such as environmental sustainability or social-justice challenges. Various a priori differences…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “As a result of longlasting budgetary problems, public investments are gradually diminishing. This lack of public investments on the local, national, and supranational level endangers economic development, especially in the transport field. Public Private Partnerships (PPP) have been…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Corporate environmental responsibility is becoming an increasingly important strategic concern for companies, their stakeholders, and non-profit organizations (NPOs). Although many corporations now provide financial support, equipment, or personnel to assist environmental interest groups, the relationship between companies and…

“This booklet … has been designed as a practical guide to help users navigate the challenges of dealing with different organisational cultures when working in cross-sector partnerships. Differences in organisational and professional cultures are a common source of misunderstanding in international collaboration: They can reduce…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Belief in the resource-saving and service enhancing potential of inter-organizational collaboration has become virtually an article of faith among resource providers, client advocates, and service planners. Yet collaboration in practice encounters myriad difficulties, and successful collaborations seem to…

“In their report, Dean Klitgaard and Professor Treverton describe the concept of partnerships between organizations in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. The report describes why public sector organizations should consider partnerships with nonprofit or private sector entities, and presents a detailed checklist that public…