About us

The Oregon iSector provides a platform for launching cross-sector partnerships to enable leaders in communities throughout the state to work together to address challenges and seize opportunities to build a thriving Oregon.

Our Mission

Our mission is to convene and equip community leaders across the private, public, and civic sectors to work together to forge innovative solutions to the most complex public challenges facing Oregon and to seize opportunities to build a more thriving state.

Partnerships are not always easy. Each sector has different modes of operating, timeline incentives, different constraints, etc. To help overcome these challenges we have developed the Oregon iSector partnership model and a set of principles to guide partnerships.

At the Oregon iSector, we strive to create an inclusive culture where diversity of background, perspective, culture, and experience are valued. We understand the need to break down barriers causing systemic inequalities, and together with our partners are committed to fighting for justice and equity.

Champions for Partnerships

The following organizations join the Oregon iSector in supporting the use of public-private-civic partnerships to enable groups to work together to integrate and leverage their resources to achieve better outcomes for Oregon communities.

Resources for


The Intersector Project

The Aspen Institute 

A resource hub dedicated to advancing effective collaboration among the business, government, and non-profit sectors in the United States. Offers an extensive list of case studies and other materials about cross-sector partnerships see their resource library.

Collaborative Cities

Bloomberg Philanthropies

A guide for designing, implementing, and sustaining strategic partnerships. The guide offers a playbook for city leaders looking to build and strengthen partnerships. The examples and best practices highlighted in the guide illustrate the possibilities of cross-sector collaboration and some of the steps leaders can take to better their chances of success.

Governing in Partnership

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Article that describes how governments can partner with philanthropy, nonprofits, and businesses to magnify their social impact.

Social Innovation Impact Report

California Governor Gavin Newsom

Report highlighting the $3.9 Billion in corporate and philanthropic partnerships that have been developed to aid the State’s housing efforts, COVID-19 response, and more.

“The Intersector”

Brookings Institute

A book by Daniel P. Gitterman and Neil Britto, recently published by Brookings Institute, explores how cross-sector collaboration can solve seemingly intractable societal problems.


Social Innovation Symposium

Video featuring Governor Newsom and other leaders discussing California’s Public-Private Partnership initiative.