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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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“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…

This article looks at public-private partnerships from the private sector’s perspective: “There is a massive gap between the need for infrastructure investment around the world and the ability of governments to pay for those investments. Public-private partnerships, in which the private sector builds, controls, and…

This article from the Harvard Business Review describes the skills that set tri-sector leaders apart. “Our research suggests that people who have succeeded in crossing sectors have had notable careers as leaders,” the authors write. “We have interviewed more than 100 tri-sector leaders around the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this MIT Sloan Management Review article, Markus Perkmann and Ammon Salter discuss research partnerships comprising companies and universities: “Companies increasingly recognize that to successfully innovate they cannot exclusively rely on their internal R&D. Working with external partners allows…

“Increasingly, social and human services are paid for by governments but delivered by not-for-profit organizations. It’s time to manage the process better,” writes Peter Shergold in this article for McKinsey. He goes on to discuss the details of these new relationships, challenges that can arise,…