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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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“Solutions to our complex and urgent problems will require collaborative efforts across many sectors and all levels, including government agencies, businesses, and community-based organizations. Public health agencies and organizations will need to work with those who are best positioned to create policies and practices that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Nutrition policy advocates have identified many evidence-based strategies that could improve the nutritional health of populations, but progress toward policy enactment is limited. Cross-sector collaboration is a time-tested way to advance the policy process. A group of advocates,…

“An emerging approach to public health emergency preparedness and response, community resilience encompasses individual preparedness as well as establishing a supportive social context in communities to withstand and recover from disasters. We examine why building community resilience has become a key component of national policy…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This chapter comes from Disaster Resiliency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. “In the wake of unprecedented recent disasters, it has become evident to policy makers that a wide range of private nonprofit agencies play unanticipated but valued roles in disaster response…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Local governments are increasingly forging creative alliances to solve community problems and provide local services. The literature recognizes cultural institutions as partners for local community development, yet these alliances remain underutilized. This article identifies the contributions that local…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This paper argues for the importance of emphasizing the agency and the initiative of community voluntary associations in relations of shared governance with the local state. This is intended to counter what the author sees as a current…

“StriveTogether aimed to improve education outcomes by coordinating the actions of diverse community stakeholders — nonprofit service providers, school districts, government, parents, businesses and others. StriveTogether had an intense focus on collective impact — “the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Service collaborations often must confront risks arising from problems of coordination, division, and defection. U.S. scholars have focused on understanding the efficacy of three general strategies to reducing these risks. First, the use of adaptive and restrictive contracts…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article uses data from a survey of nonprofit executive directors in Boston, Massachusetts, to address the question: Which factors influence the propensity for and intensity of nonprofit-local government collaborations? The likelihood of collaboration (or propensity) is influenced…