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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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“Cities across the country seeking a coordinated strategic approach to reducing dropout rates look to Philadelphia, where a sustained cross-sector partnership — Project U-Turn — has made significant advances in putting struggling students and out-of-school youth on the public radar and improving options for that…

This case study examines Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), “a public–private partnership between the state and 14 non-profit community care networks. The networks comprise essential local providers that deliver key components of a ‘medical home’ for low-income adults and children enrolled in Medicaid and…

“This is a case of inter-organizational collaboration gone awry where several non-profit and government agencies have come together to develop and implement a streamlined first response protocol for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in one Ontario community. Despite having created a common protocol,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This three-part case study (along with a video supplement) presents the initial problem, the thinking, the politics, and the design negotiations that produced New York City’s NYC Acquisition Fund in August 2006. The case concludes with a brief…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This case discusses the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE), “a business-public education partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) that promoted cross-sector knowledge sharing and academic excellence. Its suite of core student programs, such as 720,…

“Across the country, cities and regions have used cross-sector collaboration by business, higher-education, P-12, and community leaders to improve education. Although regional leaders take different approaches to this challenge, the most successful communities engage all sectors and align their efforts around common goals. … To…

“Currently, the highway transportation sector faces a fiscal challenge due to the gap between available funding and the costs of providing and maintaining the infrastructure. High costs have resulted from several causes such as deterioration and obsolescence related to the advanced age of much of…

“This case highlights the array of issues facing a government organization that wishes to engage a cultural community to reform service delivery for disadvantaged citizens. It shows how giving this community an active role in addressing the problems required a fundamental change to the way…