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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, Kevin McDermott and Barry Colbert (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Elizabeth Kurucz (University of Guelph) examine the leadership activities that foster collective action across sector boundaries to solve complex social issues. “Leadership of cross-sector collaboration is complex and…

“On the national forests managed by the U.S. Forest Service, there has been a substantial increase in the creation of formal ‘forest collaborative’ groups,” write Emily Jane Davis (Oregon State University) and Eric M. White (Pacific Northwest Research Center, U.S. Forest Service) in this blog…

In this blog post for The Intersector Project, Carrie Chapman and Danielle Varda of the University of Colorado Denver present findings from their research that explores the questions of resource contributions and other values that non-profits bring to cross-sector partnerships. They also offer recommendations for…

“In 2012, the ACEs Public-Private Initiative (APPI), a Washington state consortium of public agencies, private foundations, and local networks, was formed to study interventions to prevent and mitigate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and facilitate statewide learning on these topics. In 2013, APPI funded a three-year…

“One challenge that arises in cross-sector partnerships is the set of practical governance tools available to each of the partners, which we argue differ significantly across sectors,” write Carlos Rufin and Miguel Rivera-Santos in this blog post for The Intersector Project. They detail the unconventional…

“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…