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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 “As the paradigm shift from command-and-control statutes to collaborative partnerships increases, public administrators, policy makers, and watershed stakeholders will become more dependent on collaborative partnerships to solve complex environmental problems. This article explores watershed management partnerships and suggests…

“There are numerous financing tools available to help cities and regional governments pay for smart city projects. This guide highlights 28 of the most promising — including alternatives to the traditional funding mechanisms municipalities have used for decades. … As you read through this guide…

This piece from SSIR provides an in-depth look at pay for success, focusing on the history of the model in the United States, the model’s unintended consequences, the role of philanthropy, and the future of pay for success. “We believe that despite all the hype,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Increasing access to effective preschool programs is a high priority at local, state, and federal levels. Recently, two initiatives to expand preschool programming in Illinois and Utah have used funds from private investors to scale up existing programs….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Transport infrastructure public private partnership (PPP) projects are very diverse and complex in nature not only because of their mode-specific intricacies but also because of their inherent economic characteristics that relate to the scope of involvement of the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Recent decades have witnessed shifts in the division of labor among actors in the public, non-profit, and private sectors, leading in part to new forms of governance. Indeed, some recent scholarship argues that non-governmental organizations may go beyond…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The objective of this research is to determine the extent to which the effects of a business-non-profit partnership (BNPP) go beyond those associated with their traditional roles of donor and beneficiary. Specifically, the study focuses on foundations as…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Contracting for complex human services has presented the field of public administration with a number of difficult and enduring questions. Emergency medical services (EMS) provide an ideal arena for further investigation into this topic. We utilize a relational…