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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 strives to deepen our understanding of the nature and role of businesses and Business Leadership Coalitions (BLCs) in public-private partnerships (PPPs) and in the formation and operation of urban governance regimes in major American cities. Our research…

This report, which is designed for use by community-based nonprofit organizations and business groups, local government officials, private citizens, and community planners, “provides a toolkit of standardized measurement tools for assessing various aspects of community food security. It includes a general guide to community assessment…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The idea that better ‘collaboration’ among public and private service providers improves the effectiveness of social service programs for the poor is virtually uncontested in social service circles — yet many efforts at collaboration founder. This case, which…

“The Collaboration Toolkit is designed as a guide for law enforcement agencies and their partners as they develop, fix, and sustain productive law enforcement/community partnerships supporting the advancement of community policing. The toolkit can assist law enforcement personnel working with citizen groups, community-based organizations, school…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This teaching case from Harvard Business School “documents attempts to restructure a public-private partnership between the operator of a $200 million trash-to-energy cogeneration plant and a consortium of two dozen Massachusetts municipalities.” The case “describes the process that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Through a case study, this article explores the question of whether and how actions taken by a collaborative alliance influence the strategic behavior of its nonprofit members. The article then assesses how well the existing strategy formulation models accommodate an…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Partnerships increasingly play a major role in determining and implementing major policy drives in localities. Understanding how they may provide value is therefore essential to understanding modern governance principles. This article describes action research aiming to develop a…

“In recent decades it has become apparent that [environmental challenges such as global warming and population growth] encompass more than simply science and economics, and an innovative model is supplanting traditional decision-making methods. This new model is collaborative environmental planning, and it is being used increasingly…