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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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“Cassville, Pennsylvania had no local food options after a gas station market burned down in 2007. The closest grocery store was 15 miles away. In 2009, Betsy and Mark Whitsel built the 3,200 square-foot Cassville Country Store. Using a grant from the Pennsylvania Fresh Food…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This case study focuses on Fish Friendly Farming, part of a nonprofit organization, the California Land Stewardship Institute. The FFF program is an example of an innovative model for cooperative public-private environmental collaboration and stewardship. The case provides…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Like many other states at the time, Minnesota found itself facing several serious long-term public health challenges in the mid- and late-2000s, including rapidly rising health care costs and residents’ increasing vulnerability to chronic diseases arising from unhealthy…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This case is used in [University of Virginia Darden Business School’s] ‘Economics of Water’ course elective. Suzanne Apple, senior vice president of private sector engagement at World Wildlife Fund-United States (WWF), was preparing for an important meeting with…

“The public lands system in the United States has a long history of using public-private partnerships to run visitor services such as youth programs, raise private funds, and engage citizens in land stewardship and environmental education. … Many such partnerships are fifty (or more) years…

✴︎ Available with free registration “E3 Alliance is a collective impact initiative designed to align the region’s education systems so all students succeed and lead Central Texas to economic prosperity. This case study provides collective impact backbone organizations, funders, and partners with an overview of…