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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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✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this chapter from Social Partnerships and Responsible Business: A Research Handbook, the author writes, “Bridges from theory to practice are crucially important in the realization of successful cross-sector partnerships. In the contributions that follow you will see…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This book is “a comprehensive guide to public sector collaboration with private and non-profit organizations for better service delivery. Governing Cross-Sector Collaboration tackles the issues inherent in partnerships with non-governmental actors for public service delivery, highlighting the choices…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “School reform efforts in particular those targeting urban school transformation have a long standing history of establishing partnerships among distinct entities to improve school performance and increase student academic achievement. This book examines an education partnership involving a private…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “A Private Partnership for Public Benefit (PPPB) is an ad-hoc structure that aligns private resources towards a government objective without leveraging additional public funds. The objective can be for the public sector to identify and engage the key private…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This book by Carmen Sirianni, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the Heller Graduate School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, looks at citizen engagement and collaborative governance: “The health of American democracy ultimately depends…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The aim of the book is to investigate how PPP reforms function in comparison to the more traditional methods of providing public sector services and infrastructure and who typically experiences the successes and failures of these reforms. ……

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The Collaborative Leadership Fieldbook offers non-profit practitioners, community leaders, and public officials a practical, hands-on resource. It presents the tools needed for applying the lessons learned, powerful approaches that get results, and guidance for solving complex community problems….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This chapter of Cooperative Strategy: Economic, Business, and Organizational Issues (appearing on pp. 243-260) “proposes several approaches to the assessment of collaborative endeavors. Each approach is based on a different conceptual orientation towards collaboration and offers a different…

“This book provides activities and examples for learning about, creating, sustaining, and enjoying new ways of working together. The book helps to develop a new language to deal with complicated situations on the journey to collaboration. The book is divided into four parts. Part 1,…