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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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“The toolkit provides expert guidance, dependable counsel, and a compilation of best practices to assist state legislatures as they consider whether and how to pursue PPPs in their states. Solid, balanced, and comprehensive state enabling legislation is the key to thorough consideration and success of…

“A key issue in the literature on collaborative governance has been the question of how to ensure the responsiveness of the system to the general public interest as well as to specific underrepresented interests. In particular, it is unclear whether or not the self-organizing nature…

This working paper aims “to assess the ‘how and what’ of what concerns partnership practitioners in evaluating the cross-sector partnerships in which they are involved. The motivation was to identify the ingredients of a successful partnership evaluation and to identify priorities for further research and…

“This dissertation explores the impact of community culture on the success of cross-sectoral collaboratives addressing homelessness in Omaha, Nebraska, and Portland, Oregon. A comparative case study approach is used to build theory about how the environment helps to make conditions conducive or challenging to collaboration…

This report is “intended only to provide a preliminary exploration of the rationale and potential for foundation-corporation collaborations, together with a framework for constructing them, and a few abbreviated case studies that suggest their power.” The authors write that their objective is “to help frame…

“This paper aims at developing a framework for evaluation of cross-sector partnerships that allows for further knowledge production in this field. With a general evaluation model, partnerships in different geographical settings and with different aims can be analysed within the same framework whereby broader insights…

This working paper from John Donahue, Director of the Weil Program on Collaborative Governance at Harvard’s Kennedy School, looks at where collaborative governance fits into the taxonomy of models for structuring collective action, how to categorize examples of collaborative governance (by duration, formality, focus, etc.),…

“Regional transportation planning organizations in metropolitan and rural areas, as well as their private sector, state, and federal partners, are working to overcome some of the most difficult challenges to effective and comprehensive goods movement planning — engaging all the stakeholders in successful partnerships. Building…