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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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“As the political debates over the future of American health insurance continue, the health care system is slowly shifting from a fee-for-service model to one that places more financial risk and responsibility on insurers, providers, and states,” write Jitinder Kohli and Anne De Biasi for…

“The Boston Fed’s Working Cities Challenge (WCC) was developed to advance leadership and collaboration in New England’s smaller, postindustrial places. The Boston Fed, in partnership with a team of private-, public-, and philanthropic-sector leaders, offered competitive grants of up to $700,000 to teams from smaller…

“Since the collective impact framework was introduced in a 2011 Stanford Social Innovation Review article by John Kania and Mark Kramer, hundreds of collaboratives around the world have used it to structure approaches to persistent social issues. Being a relatively new social-change framework, however, only…

“As mayor of Salt Lake County, a job in which I represent the 1.1 million people who live in the Greater Salt Lake metro area, my job is to ask, What are we spending our money on? What is working for our residents — or…

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…