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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 “What explains differentiation in a nonprofit’s organizational practices around partnering with businesses?” asks Rachael Shwom in this contribution to Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. “I propose that attendance at events plays a role. To explore this, I identify…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this contribution to SSIR, Living Cities Director of Collective Impact Tynesia Boyea-Robinson offers a “framework to help nonprofits effectively partner with the business sector; it focuses on who, when, and how to engage businesses in social change.”

Writing in SSIR, Ken Thompson explains, “I’m hearing some similar things from a variety of people doing collective impact work, and I think they’re worth calling out. My thoughts here focus on whether funders are — or could be — playing roles that help collective…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Creating Value in Nonprofit-Business Collaborations: New Thinking & Practice provides breakthrough thinking about how to conceptualize and realize collaborative value. With over a hundred case examples from around the globe and hundreds of literature references, the book reveals…

“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…