External Resources

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In-Depth knowledge on External Content

Giving USA 2019

Amid a complex climate for charitable giving, American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $427.71 billion to U.S. charities in 2018.

SPLC and CAIR Report: Hate Free Philanthropy - Identifying Opportunities and Obstacles to Safeguard the Sector

This white paper aims to help decision-makers accelerate existing efforts to address the complex problem of hate-funding in philanthropy — efforts that are slowly converging in different parts of the country and that demonstrate varying degrees of progress.

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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.

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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.

'Hate Groups' Received Millions From 351 Charities and Foundations, Chronicle Review Finds

At least 351 donor organizations have made millions of dollars in grants over the past seven years to nonprofits designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as hate groups.

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.