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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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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,…

“The Lodestar Foundation, founded in 1999 and based in Phoenix, has set for itself what many may consider a quixotic journey: to foster, encourage, and celebrate collaborative partnerships among nonprofit and public-sector enterprises that advance social good,” writes Feather O’Connor Houstoun in this piece for…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this contribution to SSIR, Saphira M. Baker — former Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services for the City of Richmond, Virginia — asks the question, “What is it that makes collaborative community change efforts involving nonprofits…