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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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“As pressures on faith-based and community organizations increase and the issues we face become more complex, the idea of partnerships can hold much promise. … To make real the promise of partnerships, however, we must be prepared to build, sustain, and evaluate them in a…

“This paper maps the spectrum of activities that, taken together, endeavor to create well nourished, food secure communities. Until recently, many of these activities have taken place in relative isolation of one another; and funders have tended to line up their support more narrowly behind…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “[The authors] provide a grounded model for analysing formation in cross sector social partnerships to understand why business and nonprofit organizations increasingly partner to address social issues. [Their] model introduces organizational characteristics, organizational motives and history of partner…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article presents a comparative analysis of the evolution of two community mental health networks that both have similar contracts from the State of Arizona. One of the networks is governed by a for-profit firm that buys needed…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In an effort to deal with complex community issues in a more comprehensive and cohesive manner, communities have increasingly created locally based interorganizational entities, referred to here as community collaboratives. Community collaboratives are comprised of representatives from multiple…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Service delivery partnerships with local government offer both opportunities and challenges for nonprofit agencies, but the normative and institutionalist tendencies of the collaboration literature tend to downplay the rationales for avoiding partnerships and the influence of managerial characteristics…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In these complex times, when no organization can succeed alone, non-profits and businesses are embracing collaboration for mutual benefits. Non-profits are partnering with businesses to further their missions, develop resources, strengthen programs, and thrive in the competitive world….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Public activity in the telecommunications industry has experienced important transformations in the last decade: ‘reinvolvement’ in infrastructure deployment, ‘innovative’ boosting measures, and decentralisation of some decisions. Conceptually, even more important than the measures themselves is the fact that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “‘Sowing the Development of the Country’ (SDC) was a public-private partnership between Wal-Mart Puerto Rico (Wal-Mart PR), the island’s Department of Agriculture as well as its Economic Development Bank (EDB), two NGOs “Caborrojeños Pro Salud y Ambiente” (Caborrojeños…