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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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“Changing how we do things isn’t just about reworking laws, policies, and systems; it means rethinking the very act of problem-solving,” write Karen Abrams Gerber and Andrea Jacobs in SSIR. They outline what they believe are the five basic tenets of successful collaboration (engaging unlikely…

From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Much research on cross-sector collaboration captures only a snapshot of a partnership’s work, but…

From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Neglected diseases are communicable diseases that are prevalent in developing countries and receive little…

This SSIR article looks at a key question in multi-stakeholder initiatives: “Should you launch one in the first place? … At their core, MSIs are risky startup ventures. All too often, donors and organizations with the best of intentions show over-enthusiasm for starting them because…

“The importance of engaging the private sector in efforts to address social problems is increasingly apparent. Wicked problems defy single-point solutions, and no single organization or sector working in isolation can solve them. This widespread understanding is matched by a growing number of businesses exploring…

From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. The relationship between foundations and grantees hasn’t always been collaborative. But there is a…

From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. With 20,000 employees, an impressive 293 million visitors last year, and national park sites…