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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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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…

This resource includes guidance for non-profit and for-profit organizations looking to enter into a “mutually beneficial and well-defined relationship … to achieve common goals” and includes sections related to: Choosing the optimal level of “intensity” (from cooperation to collaboration to integration) for a new partnership…

“Non-profits and corporations can achieve their goals by working together. In this panel discussion, 2007 Nonprofit Boot Camp panelists describe the various forms of partnerships between non-profit and for-profit organizations, their benefits, and their pitfalls. They talk about how to start and develop successful partnerships…

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 “Consistent with popular belief among certain academics, practitioners, and policy makers, we hypothesize that collaboration between private and public organizations promotes success. We test this hypothesis for data on clinical trial success. Contrary to this popular belief, our…

✴︎ 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…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborative approaches to public management are generally known to represent sources of public value. However, certain theoretical and empirical gaps in understanding this process of value creation persist. We adopt a resource-based view to analyse how public and…