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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 “Using the symbiotic sustainability model as a framework, this research investigates how many and with which businesses top non-profit organizations report partnerships. We examined the websites of the 122 largest, most recognizable U.S. non-profits. These websites included information about…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In recent years, there has been growing awareness that the solution of social problems requires the joint action of different actors. In this sense, cross-sector social partnerships (CSSPs), particularly, partnerships between businesses and NPO, have become widely adopted by…

This report from the Center for American Progress’ Kevin DeGood argues that noncompete clauses in infrastructure-related public-private partnership deals constrain the government’s ability to improve critical facilities: “The United States faces a growing infrastructure challenge,” the report argues. “The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates…

“Ten years ago, the Urban Land Institute published Ten Principles for Successful Public/Private Partnerships. That publication set forth core principles essential for successful accomplishment of joint development by the public and private sectors, benefiting both, that neither could achieve independently. Those ten principles remain as…