About

Cross Sector Innovations (CSI) serves the state of Oklahoma. We bring together business, government and nonprofit resources for innovative solutions to community and statewide challenges through cross-sector collaboration, social entrepreneurship and creative problem-solving. We promote unique public-private partnerships and innovative funding models that improve outcomes for the community and/or state, offer a return on investment for private investors and reduce public sector costs.

Ed Long, founder and principal of CSI, holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma with specializations in public policy and public management, and completed all coursework for a Ph.D. in political science, with a focus on public administration, public policy and American politics and government. He has co-authored articles related to strategic planning and the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. His experience includes strategic planning, evaluation, public policy, public/nonprofit management, grant writing, program development, communications and government relations. His current focus is social innovation and social entrepreneurship.