The Annual Review of Social Partnerships

Editor-in-Chief: M. May Seitanidi; Editor: Verena Bitzer

An annual publication
ISSN 2059-4291 (online) 2397-2084 (print)

OPEN ACCESS: all issues of the ARSP are free to download.

The ARSP is written for and by cross-sector social partnership (CSSP) academics and practitioners focusing on nonprofit, business, and public sectors, who view collaboration as key to solving social problems such as climate change, economic inequality, poverty, or biodiversity loss and environmental degradation. Published by an independent group of academics and practitioners since 2006, the ARSP bridges academic theory and practice with ideas about promoting the social good, covering a wide range of subjects and geographies surrounding the interactions between nonprofit, business and public sectors. Its aim is to inform, to share, to inspire, to educate, and to train. Building a global community of experts on CSSPs, be they from academia or practice, is the inherent motivation of the ARSP. The ARSP offers new directions for research, presents funded research projects, and provides published papers in a compilation, allowing researchers to familiarize themselves with the latest work in this field. The ARSP also captures and presents insights on partnerships from practitioners, enabling its readership to learn from the hands-on experiences and observations of those who work with and for partnerships.

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Editorial Advisory Board

Editor-in-Chief: M. May Seitanidi

Editor: Verena Bitzer

Senior Editor: Jennifer S.A. Leigh

Senior Editor: Arno Kourula

Senior Editor: Lea Stadtler

ARSP Structure

The ARSP has a Senior Management team that coordinates six sections. Each section has an associated Section Editor who is responsible for collecting and curating material, inviting contributions and coordinating submissions. They each work with a small team (2-4) of Associate Editors.

Dr. M. May Seitanidi is the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Verena Bitzer is the Editor and overlooks all sections. Dr. Arno Kourula and Dr. Jennifer S.A. Leigh are Senior Editors and each coordinate several designated sections allowing for consistency across the sections. Below are brief summaries for each section.

  1. Publications. Editor: Salla Laasonen (

The Publications section of ARSP serves the community of researchers and practitioners working in the field of CSSPs by providing a state-of the-art review of recent literature in the field. The section provides three editorial commentaries on the development of the field, and lists academic journal articles, books, book chapters, research reports, and dissertations published within the past year.


  1. Pedagogy. Editor: Lea Stadtler (

The Pedagogy section provides reviews on relevant pedagogical materials and scholarship of teaching and learning resources to assist those teaching about CSSPs both inside and outside the academic classroom. These include, but are not limited to, innovative pedagogy, curriculum, course design, assessments, and exercises related to CSSPs.


  1. Praxis. Editor: Lucian Hudson (

The Praxis section incorporates a range of initiatives and activities to help bridge the theory-practice divide in the field of cross-sector social interactions. The section identifies opportunities to build capacity for evidence-informed practice through innovative practitioner contributions and interviews, as well as highlighting events and providing reports on conferences and other partnership-related events.


  1. Research. Editor: Cheryl Martens (

This section highlights the leading edge of research and methodology on cross-sector partnerships. To bring readers closer to the current state of knowledge, the section profiles innovative research approaches and projects, and also hosts the ARSP Thought Gallery, where global thought and practice leaders are invited to share their reflection and commentary on the field.


  1. Community. Editor: Vivek Soundararajan (

The aim of this section is to build an active community of members comprising of research students, academics and practitioners working in the field of CSSPs by surfacing some of the debates that our community continuously deals with.


Explorations at the Edge of Divides: Collective Creativity: Pixar & ARSP. 2015(10), 11-17.

May Seitanidi

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Designing Lessons on Cross-Sector Social Partnerships: A Starter Toolbox. 2015(10), 51-61.

Lea Stadtler and Adriane MacDonald

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How Partnerships Became the US Way. Interview with Jim Thompson. 2015(10), 108-110.

Lucian Hudson

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Constructing Collaborative Partnerships: Scope, Scale, Serendipity and Sabotage. 2015 (10), 88-94.

Barbara Gray

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You can download each issue of ARSP (formerly NPB Bulletin) using the links below. Please consider supporting ARSP and the CSSP community by purchasing a print copy. 

ARSP Issue 11 (2016)

ARSP Issue 10 (2015)

ARSP Issue 9 (2014)

ARSP Issue 8 (2013)

ARSP Issue 7 (2012)

ARSP Issue 6 (2011)

NPB Bulletin Issue 5 (2010)

NPB Bulletin Issue 4 (2009)

NPB Bulletin Issue 3 (2008)

NPB Bulletin Issue 2 (2007)

NPB Bulletin Issue 1 (2006)