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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 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…

“A recent report … suggests that executives increasingly are working with government and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to help adopt sustainable business practices,” write the authors of this piece in MIT Sloan Management Review. “It is important to understand the differences between these two types of…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this contribution to SSIR, urban planner Elwood M. Hopkins discusses how “Detroit’s experiences hint at a model where philanthropy and business routinely supplement and complement government.” He writes, “prior to Detroit’s bankruptcy, the city had already established…

In this contribution to Government Executive, collaborative governance scholar John D. Donahue discusses two examples to illustrate that public-private partnership sometimes “makes sense and sometimes it doesn’t.” He also offers “guidelines for making partnership work for the people,” including approaching partnership as one governance option…

“The convergence of shifting CSR trends, untapped NGO value, and pressing development challenges holds tremendous potential for driving social impact and business innovation. … The public sector and civil society are increasingly looking to the private sector to play a larger role. This is particularly…