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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 Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Housing Authority, Boston Public Health Commission, the city’s Inspectional Services Department, the Boston Foundation, and local universities and medical institutions have come together over the last decade-plus to address the intersection of health and housing. Motivated by a desire to…

“This case study summarizes recent efforts to revitalize downtown Buffalo and its neighboring waterfront. Like many Rust Belt cities, Buffalo suffered significant economic downturn and population loss in the latter decades of the twentieth century. Now, policymakers are attempting to bring new life to their…

“A county government, regional water authority, sovereign Indian tribe, and church come together to develop a sewer facility. While the initial success solved an immediate problem, longer-term implementation faces significant obstacles, demonstrating how challenging collaboration is beyond initial agreement.”

“The Santa Cruz Mountains Stewardship Network is a collaboration of nineteen federal, state, and county agencies, land trusts, nonprofits, special districts, research institutes, a Native American tribal band, and a timber company, formed in 2014 to improve land stewardship in the Santa Cruz Mountains region…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Given the complexity of today’s social and political dilemmas, a common method of program and policy implementation is surfacing in the form of interorganizational, cross-sector goal-directed networks. This article applies the ‘Core Dimensions of Connectivity’ framework to analyze…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “We analyse business-NGO (B2N) alliances through the lenses of multiple agency and behavioural agency theories to identify the sources of agency problems and the most effective choice of mitigation mechanisms. We contend that three types of agency relationships…

“One challenge that arises in cross-sector partnerships is the set of practical governance tools available to each of the partners, which we argue differ significantly across sectors,” write Carlos Rufin and Miguel Rivera-Santos in this blog post for The Intersector Project. They detail the unconventional…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this contribution to SSIR, urban planner Elwood M. Hopkins discusses how “Detroit’s experiences hint at a model where philanthropy and business routinely supplement and complement government.” He writes, “prior to Detroit’s bankruptcy, the city had already established…

“As this World Economic Forum report emphasizes, the future of cities largely depends on the way urbanization is managed and public-private collaboration is leveraged to implement the New Urban Agenda and advance sustainable urban development. The report recommends the key actions that must be taken…

✴︎ 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…