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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 “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…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This teaching case from Harvard Business School “traces the Cleveland community’s efforts to move the city from economic, social, and political crisis in the late 1970s into revitalization and progress in the 1980s and 1990s. Special attention is…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The newly-elected mayor of a midwestern city receives an invitation to an informal lunch with several top local CEOs. In formulating his agenda for the meeting, he wonders whether he should consider initiating a public-private partnership and whether…

“To help promote the development and sustainability of Community Health Partnerships that include leadership from both business and business led health coalitions and public health officials, we are making this [resource] available to help at all stages of the evolution of the collaboration. We want…

“The Community Systems Development Toolkit supports the hands-on implementation of collaborative systems work at the local level, providing resource tools that cover the full spectrum of community systems and coordination work. Tailored to the needs of community-based collaboration and organized in systems change theory, the…

“This toolkit is designed to provide ideas and linkages to other resources that will increase the capacity of demonstration projects engaged in systemic reform efforts to bring together organizations and individuals, develop shared goals, and implement strategies to achieve them. It offers case study examples…