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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 purpose of this guide is to share lessons learned across multiple initiatives to offer organisations guidance and insight into how to collaborate successfully to create change. In particular, it is designed to support organisations in the larger process of what at Forum we call…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article explores the management of cultural diversity in public and not-for-profit collaborations spanning organizational, professional and national boundaries. Through the framing of a culture paradox, it identifies three interrelated tensions pertaining to the management of cultural diversity…

“Many leaders in business, civil society and government realize that for the world’s economy to fully derive the value inherent in technological innovation, a robust, coordinated system of global cyber resilience is essential to effectively mitigate the risk of cyberattacks. This view is beginning to…

“This report is the result of a study into potential areas of public-private partnerships for space capability development that could meet NASA’s mission objectives as well as generate significant economic returns to the American economy. The study focused on 8 areas of space capability development…

“There is an increasing recognition among the sectors — government, philanthropy, and business — that they may achieve greater impact by working together to solve problems of shared interest. While public private partnerships are not new, they have tended to be episodic, time-limited and ad…

“Given the large, global infrastructure deficit, many governments are turning to the private sector for support. In this environment, public-private partnerships (PPPs) can accelerate infrastructure development by tapping into the private sector’s financial resources, as well as its skills in designing, building, and operating infrastructure…

This paper looks at “strategic collaboration … ‘an intentional, collective approach to address public problems or issues through building shared knowledge, designing innovative solutions, and forging consequential change.’ … The case studies presented in this paper provide a number of examples along this continuum of…