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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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“From 2009 to 2015, Reimagining Service brought together a cross sector coalition for a timebound campaign to increase social impact through effective volunteer engagement. In that time, the initiative brought new research and practices to the field that have changed the way organizations engage volunteers….

This podcast from SSIR features interviews with Gwen Ruta, who directs the Environmental Defense Fund’s Corporate Partnerships program, and Bob Langert, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at McDonald’s. Ruta and Langert discuss cross-sector partnerships in environmental and social innovation that stemmed from the partnership…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Because they reflect clashing beliefs about the desired ends and means of public policy, value conflicts are challenging and sometimes even impossible to resolve. If the increasingly widespread use of collaborative governance is to bear fruit, researchers and…

“In this paper, we examine the drivers involved in an alternative business model: cross-sector social partnerships (CSSPs) between for-profit, predominantly multinational corporations (MNCs) and nonprofit organizations (NPOs). We explore these cross-sector social partnerships (CSSPs) from the perspective of these primary stakeholders, examining the questions of…

This report from the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government details “how the private sector should be deployed to help deliver and maintain the Nation’s crucial water infrastructure in a timelier and more cost-effective manner….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This study assessed whether and how government-business partnerships (GBPs) offer a unique platform that targets profound environmental impacts via the promotion of radical eco-innovation. It applied transactional cost and complementary logics to explain the rationale of GBP formation…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “How do social networks differ between highly collaborative and less collaborative forms of governance? Drawing on a prior study that characterized the level of collaboration for three federal hydropower relicensing processes, we develop exponential random graph models of…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Since its founding, the American state has relied both upon what we now call ‘traditional’ administration — public, hierarchical, and bureaucratic — and upon more privatized approaches to governance involving state and non-state actors and institutions in contractual…

“Manufacturing USA forms public-private, national Institutes that focus on critical advanced manufacturing technology areas with strategic impact on the economy. Through eight Institutes, the Manufacturing USA Program provides matching federal funding to foster networking and mutually beneficial collaboration between key stakeholders (industry, academia, and government)…