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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 “Collaborating to Manage captures the basic ideas and approaches to public management in an era where government must partner with external organizations as well as other agencies to work together to solve difficult public problems. In this primer,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborative working is an established feature of the public, business, and third sector environments, but its effectiveness can be hampered by complex structural and personal variants. This original book explores the influence of agency through the role of…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “How Information Matters examines the ways a network of state and local governments and nonprofit organizations can enhance the capacity for successful policy change by public administrators. Hale examines drug courts, programs that typify the highly networked, collaborative…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Investment in infrastructure is critical to economic growth, quality of life, poverty reduction, access to education, healthcare, and achieving many of the goals of a robust economy. But infrastructure is difficult for the public sector to get right….

✴︎ 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 most complex social challenges — such as post-secondary access and success for underrepresented students, diversification of the workforce, poverty, environmental degradation, and global health — exceed the problem-solving capacity of single organizations or societal sectors. Organizing for…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In these complex times, when no organization can succeed alone, non-profits and businesses are embracing collaboration for mutual benefits. Non-profits are partnering with businesses to further their missions, develop resources, strengthen programs, and thrive in the competitive world….