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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 In this chapter from Public Administration Evolving: From Foundations to the Future, Donald Kettl approaches cross-sector collaboration from a historical perspective, walking readers through the evolution of government in the United States, culminating in our current era, in…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This book provides much needed insight into existing ideas and theories of collaboration, advancing a revised theoretical model and accompanying typologies that further our understanding of collaborative processes within the public sector. Organized into three parts, each chapter…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Governance Networks in the Public Sector presents a comprehensive study of governance networks and the management of complexities in network settings. Public, private, and non-profit organizations are increasingly faced with complex, wicked problems when making decisions, developing policies,…

“This document presents a model Community Based Public Private Partnership (CBP3) program, with a variety of emerging market-based tools, that will help municipalities in the Chesapeake Bay region meet their stormwater management regulatory and community development municipal stormwater management program needs. A key foundation of…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article describes an approach being used by the US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service to assess and strengthen agency-wide capacity to collaborate effectively with external stakeholders, as well as strategic reasons for investing resources in this endeavor…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Partnership Governance in Public Management describes what partnership is in the public sector, as well as how it is managed, measured, and evaluated. Both a theoretical and practical text, this book is a what, why, and how examination…

“This guidebook is intended to give local leaders a practical, action-oriented framework for breakthrough innovation: a set of approaches and practices out of the startup and municipal innovation worlds that help practitioners break out of deeply embedded assumptions about how government is supposed to operate…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This paper examines collaborative management groups from the perspective of policymakers seeking to increase coordination within a policy network. While governments often support collaborative groups as a tool to address perceived network failures such as a lack of coordination,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Academic interest in local government collaboration is well documented. This article bridges that interest with practitioner preferences in a survey to a dozen experienced city and county managers in Florida on their experience in forging local government collaboration. The…