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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 case study summarizes recent efforts to revitalize downtown Buffalo and its neighboring waterfront. Like many Rust Belt cities, Buffalo suffered significant economic downturn and population loss in the latter decades of the twentieth century. Now, policymakers are attempting to bring new life to their…

“The Santa Cruz Mountains Stewardship Network is a collaboration of nineteen federal, state, and county agencies, land trusts, nonprofits, special districts, research institutes, a Native American tribal band, and a timber company, formed in 2014 to improve land stewardship in the Santa Cruz Mountains region…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “We analyse business-NGO (B2N) alliances through the lenses of multiple agency and behavioural agency theories to identify the sources of agency problems and the most effective choice of mitigation mechanisms. We contend that three types of agency relationships…

“One challenge that arises in cross-sector partnerships is the set of practical governance tools available to each of the partners, which we argue differ significantly across sectors,” write Carlos Rufin and Miguel Rivera-Santos in this blog post for The Intersector Project. They detail the unconventional…

“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…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this contribution to SSIR, urban planner Elwood M. Hopkins discusses how “Detroit’s experiences hint at a model where philanthropy and business routinely supplement and complement government.” He writes, “prior to Detroit’s bankruptcy, the city had already established…

“As this World Economic Forum report emphasizes, the future of cities largely depends on the way urbanization is managed and public-private collaboration is leveraged to implement the New Urban Agenda and advance sustainable urban development. The report recommends the key actions that must be taken…

“As outlined in two prior installments of EY’s Engaged Aging series, How will new technologies make age-related diseases a thing of the past? and How will consumer engagement power lifelong wellness? a number of forces — technological innovation, improved analytics, behavioral economics and increasing health…

“The convergence of shifting CSR trends, untapped NGO value, and pressing development challenges holds tremendous potential for driving social impact and business innovation. … The public sector and civil society are increasingly looking to the private sector to play a larger role. This is particularly…

“Partnerships play a critical role in inclusive business (IB). However, inevitably they involve risk and can often suffer high transaction costs. This tool is used to help companies assess the value, risks, and implications of a partnership in order that they can confidently go ahead,…