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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 “This paper explores trust-building in multi-stakeholder partnerships. Through an analysis of the development of one multi-stakeholder partnership between a multinational corporation, two levels of government, and local indigenous peoples, we found that trust-building is a dynamic process in…

“Leaders and organizations are acknowledging that even their best individual efforts can’t stack up against today’s complex and interconnected problems,” writes Living Cities President & CEO Ben Hecht in this contribution to HBR.org. “They are putting aside self-interests and collaborating to build a new civic…

“Drawing on extensive work over the past decade, BCG has identified a series of best practices to help leaders successfully design and implement such partnerships,” write the authors of this contribution to bcg.perspectives. “In addition to embracing these best practices, public-sector leaders must also address…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher Whose job is it to solve society’s biggest problems? ask William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan in this contribution to HBR.org. They write, “For decades, the answer to that question has been simple: government. Until relatively recently, governments…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “There are growing pressures for the public sector to be more innovative but considerable disagreement about how to achieve it. This article uses institutional and organizational analysis to compare three major public innovation strategies. The article confronts the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In this article, we suggest that one of the unexplored paths toward collaboration between firms and civil society organizations starts with confrontation or potential conflict, and that the transition toward collaboration can be further understood if one focuses…

While this planning document was created specifically for the national forests in Region 5 of the USDA Forest Service, it may be helpful for other environmental partnerships seeking to engage the public in their collaborative efforts. The guide aims to help Forest Service staff and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Faced with existing revenues sources that are insufficient to finance highway maintenance and construction needs, some state and local governments are using or considering highway public-private partnerships. These partnerships may be attractive as a way for a government…