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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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In this blog post for The Intersector Project, Tanya Nashay Sanders explores the power imbalances that can often arise in faith-based cross-sector partnerships: “Religious communities are being called upon to do more than just attend to the spiritual needs of their members. As we see…

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. Cross-sector collaboration provides one avenue to improving the services of public schools, rallying partners…

This article, from the Nonprofit Quarterly’s Winter 2016 edition, presents a set of six principles “drawn from decades of research, organizing, and experience in a wide range of fields” that “facilitate successful cross-sector collaboration for social change in a way that explicitly lifts up equity…

“Government at all levels faces a dual-edge sword of long-term fiscal sustainability challenges that will not be easily remedied and unmet resource demands. Included is replacing decaying roads and bridges, tackling broader infrastructure needs, and making system and operational investments. The United States (U.S.) is…

This Brookings article looks at public-private partnerships for infrastructure in the United States. “Public-private partnerships are unique because of the ongoing collaboration between governments and private contractors, as well as the wide range of options that exist for structuring PPPs. In one type of PPP,…

“Communicating about government-business-nonprofit collaboration is challenging. Yet practitioners must continually communicate the nature and value of their work to funders, potential partners, internal organizational stakeholders (senior managers or governing boards), and external organizational stakeholders (customers, voters, or donors). Because communicating the work is critical and…