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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 “This article refines our understanding of the building blocks of civic capacity. It argues that the development of civic capacity depends heavily on the tractability or ‘wickedness’ of public problems. Problem tractability, in turn, depends on leaders’ ability…

“The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Working Cities Challenge is an initiative to improve the lives of low-income people in smaller post-industrial cities across Massachusetts by fostering collaborative leadership, community engagement, and data informed decision making, all through the lens of changing systems. In this…

“Collaboration is important for effecting large-scale changes, but it is difficult, time-consuming, and requires sustained effort on the part of all collaborating parties. Collaboration among organizations within a single sector (education, policy, or advocacy, for example) is easier than collaboration across sectors, where differences in…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The scope and scale of a community’s service assistance demands during a disaster will exceed, typically, the capacity of any single set of governmental, private, or non-profit sector organizations. As a result inter-sector coordination and collaboration represents a key…

In this PowerPoint presentation from the National League of Cities’ Congressional Cities Conference, longtime local government leader Cheryl Hilvert walks through several elements of cross-sector collaboration for an audience of local government manager. She discuss the concepts of collaboration and collaborative service delivery, introduces a…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article focuses attention on the institutional context of cross-sector collaboration and its effects on partnership management. Drawing on fieldwork and 54 interviews from 2011 to 2013, we investigate an innovative public–non-profit partnership within a local unit of…

“This document presents a model Community Based Public Private Partnership (CBP3) program, with a variety of emerging market-based tools, that will help municipalities in the Chesapeake Bay region meet their stormwater management regulatory and community development municipal stormwater management program needs. A key foundation of…