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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 study, non-profit involvement in cross-sector collaborative efforts for post-Katrina and Rita relief, recovery, and rebuilding are examined. Using Bryson, Crosby, and Stone’s model as a framework, the collaborative and intermediary roles played by non-profits in three…

✴︎Available only with purchase from publisher “Since the 1990s, public policy-makers in the US have renewed support for mixed-income housing development as a means towards inner-city neighbourhood revitalisation and poverty amelioration. Yet, research to date finds that, while these mixed-income developments have promoted neighbourhood revitalisation,…

This report is “intended only to provide a preliminary exploration of the rationale and potential for foundation-corporation collaborations, together with a framework for constructing them, and a few abbreviated case studies that suggest their power.” The authors write that their objective is “to help frame…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Firms and industries increasingly subscribe to voluntary codes of conduct. These self-regulatory governance systems can be effective in establishing a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. However, these codes can also be largely symbolic, reactive measures to quell public…

“The corporate world is oftentimes approached for favors, but very few evolve into mutually beneficial alliances between non-profits and private-sector companies. As described in this audio lecture, First Book’s Kyle Zimmer and Disney executive Kathy Franklin explain what it takes to build a successful long-term…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “As many non-profits have grown larger, they are adopting concepts and tools from the private sector to improve their own operations and effectiveness. For such growth and adaptation to continue, it is important to understand how knowledge is…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In 2003, industrial manufacturer Eaton, the NGO Environmental Defense, and shipping giant Federal Express formed a partnership to develop a hybrid electric delivery truck. While Environmental Defense had experience setting up successful partnerships with corporations, this was the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Companies are increasingly seeing corporate social responsibility as a key to long-term success and are collaborating with non-profit organizations in various ways to establish themselves as good corporate citizens. [This case] delves into a promising form of company/non-profit…

“This article examines the behavioral dynamics at the interface between organizations in strategic partnerships called cause-based partnerships (CBPs). These are partnerships between a corporation and one or more nonprofit organizations that address social metaproblems such as environmental sustainability or social-justice challenges. Various a priori differences…