External Resources

The Council teams with various philanthropic partners to distribute valuable professional knowledge and thought-leadership to enhance the impact of foundation leaders. If you have any suggestions on additional resources or expertise the Council should offer, please e-mail knowledge@cof.org to share your insight.

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A Short Guide to Impact Investing - The Case Foundation

This guide is intended to help bring newcomers into the game. We hope it helps high net worth individuals, family offices and others to know some of the questions, if not the answers, to determine what’s right for them and what to do next to move toward meaningful, measurable impact.

Philanthropists Across the Political Divide Must Work Together to Cure Extremism

The U.S. Capitol insurrection and the deeply politicized impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump put into sharp focus that America’s body politic is seriously ill. We are, in fact, contending with parallel pandemics. While our political malady may be less immediately deadly than the coronavirus, it could prove just as dangerous to our institutions, our civic life, and our nation’s long-term well-being.

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Impact Investing Handbook: An Implementation Guide for Practitioners

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors published the "Impact Investing Handbook: An Implementation Guide for Practitioners"—180 pages of helping asset owners turn interest into action. Two years in the making, this practical publication features case studies and detailed guidance for individuals, families, foundations, and corporations. Written by Steven Godeke of Godeke Consulting and Patrick Briaud of RPA, it features input from over fifty experts and practitioners.

Chinese and Chinese American Philanthropy

This report, authored by the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative, examines the giving patterns of Chinese and Chinese American philanthropists to examine what motivates them and what barriers exist to strengthening giving.

Silver Threads Amongst the Gold: Philanthropy and Aging in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore

This report from Credite Suisse examines philanthropy and grantmaking patterns around issues of old age.

Catalysing Productive Livelihood

This report from Asia Philanthropy Circle examines opportunities for grantmaking in education in Indonesia

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Disaster Response Resources from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has compiled a useful summary of disaster resources for corporate foundations and giving programs.

South Africa Giving 2017

This report from the Charities Aid Foundation provides an analysis of charitable giving in South Africa.

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Building to Last: A Grantmaker’s Guide to Strengthening Nonprofit Organizations

This guide from the TCC Group provides an overview of how grantmakers can launch or enhance a robust capacity-building program that focuses on strengthening their grantees.

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Recommendations for Cross-sector Partnerships Supporting Military Families and Veterans

Read the joint reccomendations by U.S. Secretary of VA and the Council's former CEO, Vikki Spruil, on cross-sector partnerships supporting military families and veterans.