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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 “In this study, non-profit involvement in cross-sector collaborative efforts for post-Katrina and Rita relief, recovery, and rebuilding are examined. Using Bryson, Crosby, and Stone’s model as a framework, the collaborative and intermediary roles played by non-profits in three…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Firms and industries increasingly subscribe to voluntary codes of conduct. These self-regulatory governance systems can be effective in establishing a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. However, these codes can also be largely symbolic, reactive measures to quell public…

“Hurricane Katrina placed tremendous stress on America’s emergency response systems. No single agency possessed the capacity required to address the needs of those affected by the hurricane. One element seen lacking in the immediate response to the hurricane was a well-coordinated effort taking advantage of…

“Project-based cross-sector partnerships to address social issues (CSSPs) occur in four “arenas”: business-non-profit, business-government, government-non-profit, and trisector. Research on CSSPs is multidisciplinary, and different conceptual ‘platforms’ are used: resource dependence, social issues, and societal sector platforms. This article consolidates recent literature on CSSPs to improve…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Leaders in public affairs identify tools and instruments for the new governance through networks of public, private, and non-profit organizations. We argue the new governance also involves people — the tool makers and tool users — and the…

“This article examines the behavioral dynamics at the interface between organizations in strategic partnerships called cause-based partnerships (CBPs). These are partnerships between a corporation and one or more nonprofit organizations that address social metaproblems such as environmental sustainability or social-justice challenges. Various a priori differences…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Corporate environmental responsibility is becoming an increasingly important strategic concern for companies, their stakeholders, and non-profit organizations (NPOs). Although many corporations now provide financial support, equipment, or personnel to assist environmental interest groups, the relationship between companies and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Belief in the resource-saving and service enhancing potential of inter-organizational collaboration has become virtually an article of faith among resource providers, client advocates, and service planners. Yet collaboration in practice encounters myriad difficulties, and successful collaborations seem to…