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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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In this podcast, “Willa Seldon, a consultant at Bridgespan … gives some pointers on successful collaboration and how to productively evaluate common goals. To support her viewpoints, she engages Stephanie Couch and Carolyn Nelson, two experienced collaborators who provide insights on their own collaborative work…

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 guide focuses on collaborative governance, an emerging set of concepts and practices that offer prescriptions for inclusive, deliberative, and often consensus-oriented approaches to planning, problem solving, and policymaking. Collaborative governance typically describes those processes in which government actors are participants and/or objects of the…

✴︎ 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…

“On March 24, 2016, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) partnered with the Presidio Institute to host a webinar discussion on philanthropy’s role in cultivating and participating in cross-sector leadership. … While this concept of cross-sector leadership is gaining momentum, the way it is tangibly…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Exploring new technological opportunities and reacting to environmental changes are key factors for firm performance. Collaborating with external partners, especially universities, is considered to be a powerful engine of technological development. However, there are several barriers associated with university-industry…