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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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“A recent report … suggests that executives increasingly are working with government and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to help adopt sustainable business practices,” write the authors of this piece in MIT Sloan Management Review. “It is important to understand the differences between these two types of…

In this contribution to Government Executive, collaborative governance scholar John D. Donahue discusses two examples to illustrate that public-private partnership sometimes “makes sense and sometimes it doesn’t.” He also offers “guidelines for making partnership work for the people,” including approaching partnership as one governance option…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaboration is commonplace in contemporary public administration. In many instances, policy mandates collaboration between previously unconnected organizations for those organizations to obtain essential funding for public services, thus creating new administrative structures grounded in collaboration. There exists substantial…

“In 2014, The James Irvine Foundation and Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) launched the California Pay for Success Initiative, a $5.6-million effort to support the exploration of new approaches to funding social services. Pay for Success (PFS) ties payment for service delivery to the achievement of…

“Pay for success (PFS) has merits that make it appealing to many stakeholders: it can save governments money, shift the risk of ineffective programs to third-party funders, provide multiyear funding for service providers, and generate a modest return for investors. But these benefits are paired…

“Over the years, more and more funders, program directors, public officials, and scholars have pushed for collaborative approaches to achieve significant social change. The impetus for this has largely been the realization that despite multitudes of initiatives dedicated to issues such as improving educational outcomes…