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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 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…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “While there is general consensus that a lack of internal skills and abilities threatens contracting performance, there is relatively little research on the processes and practices by which government develops knowledge in contract design and implementation. Drawing from primary…

“It is important for stakeholders to be aware of opportunities for public engagement during transportation planning and programming in order to fully benefit by shaping and influencing potential transportation solutions according to their needs and priorities at an early stage.” The Guidelines serve the following…