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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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✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This paper argues for the importance of emphasizing the agency and the initiative of community voluntary associations in relations of shared governance with the local state. This is intended to counter what the author sees as a current…

“Addressing community problems increasingly requires cooperation among the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.” In this article from McKinsey Quarterly, “three executives explain how a civic alliance in America’s Minneapolis-Saint Paul region [called the Itasca Project] may point toward an operating model.”

This article — part of Deloitte’s “Business Trends 2013” report — discusses how the “growing complexity of social and economic challenges is driving new, innovative forms of collaboration between governments and businesses. … Both sides seem to realize that business problems are now government problems…

“StriveTogether aimed to improve education outcomes by coordinating the actions of diverse community stakeholders — nonprofit service providers, school districts, government, parents, businesses and others. StriveTogether had an intense focus on collective impact — “the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Service collaborations often must confront risks arising from problems of coordination, division, and defection. U.S. scholars have focused on understanding the efficacy of three general strategies to reducing these risks. First, the use of adaptive and restrictive contracts…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Public-private partnerships, or PPPs, have the potential to address a range of urban economic issues. As of late 2012, thirty-two U.S. states and Puerto Rico had enacted legislation enabling the use of PPPs. PPP enabling laws address such…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article uses data from a survey of nonprofit executive directors in Boston, Massachusetts, to address the question: Which factors influence the propensity for and intensity of nonprofit-local government collaborations? The likelihood of collaboration (or propensity) is influenced…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Public-private partnerships, or PPPs, have the potential to address a range of urban economic issues. As of late 2012, thirty-two U.S. states and Puerto Rico had enacted legislation enabling the use of PPPs. PPP enabling laws address such…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This paper initiates an exploratory investigation with the aim of providing a better understanding of the applicability of several commercial logistics processes to humanitarian logistics. The paper begins with background information, including humanitarian logistics literature and then summarizes…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The purpose of this paper is to examine critically private (for profit), public and not‐for‐profit sector management strategies with a focus to assess and enhance organizational capacity building through cross‐sector collaboration. This topic is considered from both a…