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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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“Investments in the social sector have become increasingly complex, with many foundations shifting from supports for single organizations toward more systemic strategies focused on improving outcomes for entire communities. As a result, the field has become awash in regional, or place-based, investments that rely on…

“This report details best practices and recommendations from many of the BUILD sites on the cultivation of successful cross-sector partnerships in public health. The findings are particularly relevant for community leaders interested in developing community-centered approaches to improving population health as well as for funders…

“Across the country, health care organizations and community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide human services are increasingly partnering to address both the clinical and the social determinants of health. The Partnership for Healthy Outcomes — a project of the Center for Health Care Strategies, Nonprofit Finance…

“Launched in 2013, Lumina Foundation’s Community Partnership for Attainment (CPA) initiative aimed to deepen the impact of cross-sector, place-based efforts to increase higher education attainment in communities and cities across the country. … The CPA investment prioritized three pillars … This Issue Brief focuses on…

“The belief that social problems such as high poverty, low employment, and health disparities are best addressed through cross-sector collaboration — partnerships involving government, business, nonprofits and philanthropies, communities, and/or the public as a whole — has inspired a number of prominent interventions in recent…

“This discussion paper was developed for transportation professionals who may be involved in a Public-Private Partnership (P3) concession project. P3 concessions are an integrated service delivery approach where a public transportation agency enters a contractual agreement with a private sector entity to deliver a service…

“Philadelphia’s innovation economy is strong, but city leaders can do more with its existing assets to compete globally and benefit local communities, according to [this] report from the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution. The culmination…

“A growing number of governments are interested in partnering with the private sector to provide public infrastructure assets and services. The PPP Reference Guide aims to assist them. The Guide tackles the following questions: What are public-private partnerships (PPPs), why and when to use them….