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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 This book “brings together a stellar cast of thinkers to explore issues of public and cross-sector decision-making within a framework of democratic civic engagement. It offers an integrative approach to understanding and applying the concepts of creating public value, public…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Creating Value in Nonprofit-Business Collaborations: New Thinking & Practice provides breakthrough thinking about how to conceptualize and realize collaborative value. With over a hundred case examples from around the globe and hundreds of literature references, the book reveals…

✴︎ 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 “Cross-sector partnerships are widely hailed as a critical means for addressing a wide array of social challenges such as climate change, poverty, education, corruption, and health. Amid all the positive rhetoric of cross-sector partnerships though, critical voices point…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “For more than one hundred years, governments have grappled with the complex problem of how to revitalize distressed urban areas. In 1995, the original urban Empowerment Zones (Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia) each received a $100 million…

✴︎ 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 chapter comes from Disaster Resiliency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. “In the wake of unprecedented recent disasters, it has become evident to policy makers that a wide range of private nonprofit agencies play unanticipated but valued roles in disaster response…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This book is devoted to the study of public–private innovation networks in services (ServPPINs). These are a new type of innovation network which have rapidly developed in service economies. ServPPINs are collaborations between public and private service organizations,…