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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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“What happens when leadership comes together to solve a problem? A lot, when it comes to Uplift America, an innovative new public-private-philanthropic partnership tackling rural poverty. The Uplift America Fund leverages $500 million for communities in need and creates additional rural infrastructure through increasing the…

“This paper focuses on understanding the collaborative process as a critical aspect of building community capacity to respond to change and uncertainty in the landscape. Can focusing on place-based relationship building enhance a community’s ability to make difficult land use decisions? Collaborative initiatives to preserve…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborative environmental governance strategies seek to improve management efforts by involving nongovernmental stakeholders and spanning sectoral and geographic boundaries, but it is unclear whether government funding for such efforts efforts pays off in terms of improved environmental outcomes….

“Cross-sector collaboration has the potential to become a highly useful form of governance to effectively resolve difficult problems that cannot be addressed by a single organization or sector. While scholars and practitioners alike have a solid understanding of why organizations collaborate with one another, more…

This document was prepared by EducationCounsel for the Washington, D.C. School District and captures EducationCounsel’s “preliminary research on district-charter collaboration efforts in other U.S. cities.” The report presents 10 case studies, each of which includes information on key contextual factors for the cross-sector collaboration, collaboration…

“This Toolkit is for government officials, urban planners, citizen groups, and others who want to implement successful smart cities projects. Drawing from lessons learned, it provides a framework for getting the most out of public-private partnerships, including what to look for in a partner, assessing…