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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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“These tools were originally developed by WWF-UK’s Organisation Development Unit in 2001. … Since the toolbox was originally produced it has been used extensively with partner organisations. The tools have been used both in the UK and internationally — for example with civil society organisations…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This three-part case study (along with a video supplement) presents the initial problem, the thinking, the politics, and the design negotiations that produced New York City’s NYC Acquisition Fund in August 2006. The case concludes with a brief…

This case study examines Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), “a public–private partnership between the state and 14 non-profit community care networks. The networks comprise essential local providers that deliver key components of a ‘medical home’ for low-income adults and children enrolled in Medicaid and…

This guide describes seven principles for public engagement — principles that “reflect the common beliefs and understandings of those working in the fields of public engagement, conflict resolution, and collaboration.” The authors write, “The more any given public engagement effort takes into consideration the following…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Partnerships between businesses and non-profit organisations are an increasingly prominent element of corporate social responsibility implementation. The paper is based on two in-depth partnership case studies (Earthwatch-Rio Tinto and Prince’s Trust-Royal Bank of Scotland) that move beyond a simple…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Managers are encouraged to develop deeper, collaborative relationships with NGOs as they execute their CSR strategies, and they have benefited from guidance to date that has focused on the dyadic relationships between a single firm and a single NGO….

“This is a case of inter-organizational collaboration gone awry where several non-profit and government agencies have come together to develop and implement a streamlined first response protocol for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in one Ontario community. Despite having created a common protocol,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This case discusses the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE), “a business-public education partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) that promoted cross-sector knowledge sharing and academic excellence. Its suite of core student programs, such as 720,…