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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 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…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Public-Private Collaboration in Agricultural Research: New Institutional Arrangements and Economic Implications examines the impact of the private-sector takeover of the field, and what it means for funding, research, technology, and more. Beginning with U.S. agricultural research financing, the…

“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,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Veteran mediator Barbara Gray presents an innovative approach to successfully mediating multi-party disputes. A superb resource for managers, public officials, and others working to solve complex problems such as labor disputes, disposal of toxic wastes, racial integration, and…