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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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“Collaboration is an ill-defined term, and too little is known about exactly how much is taking place, in what forms, and whether or not some forms are more successful than others. In an effort to make sense of the phenomenon, even as sector leaders call…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “School reform efforts in particular those targeting urban school transformation have a long standing history of establishing partnerships among distinct entities to improve school performance and increase student academic achievement. This book examines an education partnership involving a private…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Affordable access to postsecondary education is of growing concern for both families and policy makers. … Increasing costs of attendance have sustained inequalities in access for students from varying economic, social, and racial groups — a problem that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article explores the management of cultural diversity in public and not-for-profit collaborations spanning organizational, professional and national boundaries. Through the framing of a culture paradox, it identifies three interrelated tensions pertaining to the management of cultural diversity…

“Public-private partnerships aren’t new in higher education. But, in 2012, some especially compelling financial reasons accelerated development of public-private partnerships between public universities and private entities in their communities. Public institutions have never been under more pressure to find alternative sources of revenue to help…

“Foundations have a long tradition of convening and funding collaborative groups with the hope that this will lead to large-scale impact. Although funder-driven collaboration sometimes leads to breakthrough solutions, foundations have also pushed the participating organizations into artificial, awkward, and unsustainable efforts. This article argues…

“This report addresses an important topic that does not always receive significant attention: the role of outreach organizations in assisting government agencies to determine benefit eligibility of citizens applying for services. Outreach organizations are defined as state and local governments, non-profit, and other organizations that…