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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 In this chapter from Public Administration Evolving: From Foundations to the Future, Donald Kettl approaches cross-sector collaboration from a historical perspective, walking readers through the evolution of government in the United States, culminating in our current era, in…

In this article from The Collective Impact Forum, Emily Wexler offers advice for funders seeking to “spur collective action among the organizations they support.” She writes, “While funders might like to see more collaboration among their grantees, the reality is that too many non-profits lack…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This book provides much needed insight into existing ideas and theories of collaboration, advancing a revised theoretical model and accompanying typologies that further our understanding of collaborative processes within the public sector. Organized into three parts, each chapter…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Governance Networks in the Public Sector presents a comprehensive study of governance networks and the management of complexities in network settings. Public, private, and non-profit organizations are increasingly faced with complex, wicked problems when making decisions, developing policies,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborative Governance Regimes breaks new conceptual and practical ground by presenting an integrative framework for working across boundaries to solve shared problems, a typology for understanding variations among collaborative governance regimes, and an approach for assessing both process…

“This document presents a model Community Based Public Private Partnership (CBP3) program, with a variety of emerging market-based tools, that will help municipalities in the Chesapeake Bay region meet their stormwater management regulatory and community development municipal stormwater management program needs. A key foundation of…

“Leaders from a broad range of sectors, including health care but also social services, public health, other governmental bodies, business, academia, and more, are working together to reimagine and redesign the diverse systems that interact to affect regional health. Participants in these multi-sector partnerships are…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article describes an approach being used by the US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service to assess and strengthen agency-wide capacity to collaborate effectively with external stakeholders, as well as strategic reasons for investing resources in this endeavor…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The successful transformation of Asheville’s downtown from desolate to vibrant is noteworthy. This article shows how successful redevelopment coalitions have shaped the downtown, with focus on the post-1980 period. In recent decades, public-sector officials and private investors have…

This piece from Living Cities’ Tynesia Boyea-Robinson looks at the potential public-sector gap in the cross-sector collaboration support industry. “We agree that there is a ‘public sector gap’ in the arena of cross-sector partnerships, and if we continue to neglect to fill this gap, we…