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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 “The public policy and public management literatures together support a vibrant discussion of collaborative governance. Much of this scholarship takes a broad perspective focusing on questions such as what collaborative governance is; why collaborative governance emerges; or why individuals…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This paper considers the mutual value co-creation that can occur when both parties in a cross sector partnership learn to innovate within the relationship. Despite suggestions that there are often asymmetrical returns to the business partner, non-profit partners also…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “How to better involve community members in collective impact initiatives has been a central question for many collective impact practitioners. This article presents a synthesis of research surrounding the questions of why community members must be more involved in…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In recent years, there has been growing awareness that the solution of social problems requires the joint action of different actors. In this sense, cross-sector social partnerships (CSSPs), particularly, partnerships between businesses and NPO, have become widely adopted by…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This paper addresses the topic of this special symposium issue: how to enhance the impact of cross-sector partnerships. The paper takes stock of two related discussions: the discourse in cross-sector partnership research on how to assess impact and the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The renaissance in place-based, cross-sector local collaboratives in American cities is distinguished by diverse strategies and actors. This exploratory research compares early stages of two collaborative initiatives — one relying on traditional state-centric collaboration models and the other drawing…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article investigates the roles and impacts of public involvement in public-private partnerships (PPPs). Our findings contribute to the literature on public-private collaborations by demonstrating the ways that the facilitation of deliberative activities can provide administrative benefits to PPPs….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Scholars have engaged in an ongoing dialogue about the relationships among management, politics, and law in public administration. Collaborative governance presents new challenges to this dynamic. While scholars have made substantial contributions to our understanding of the design and…

“Cross-sector collaboration on child obesity prevention is common, yet little research has examined the context of collaboration at the state level. This study describes secular trends in collaboration between state agency staff responsible for school nutrition and physical education activities and other organizations from 2000…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Ostrom’s social-ecological systems (SES) framework infrequently has been applied to civil society research. But its focus on collective action may help explain why some national parks are more successful at attracting philanthropic resources to supplement stagnant public funding. We…