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In Notice 2007-21, the Treasury Department and IRS requested comments on issues relating to the organization and operation of donor advised funds and supporting organizations, to be included in a study of these organizations. The resulting report includes detailed discussion of the legal requirements for supporting organizations and donor advised funds, an analysis of available statistical information about DAFs and SOs, and more.
This resource from Foundation Center presents a summary report on a series of workshops on data strategy and capacity building for philanthropy in Uganda
The Impact Investor Project was established in 2012 as a two-year research partnership between InSight at Pacific Community Ventures, CASE at Duke University, and ImpactAssets. The goal was simple: supplant the guesswork and conjecture in impact investing with solid evidence of high performance and, in the process, expose the concrete practices of outstanding funds for use as the foundation for a more sophisticated and successful market.
Read the summary and view the keynote addresses from This American Moment, a gathering of faith leaders and philanthropists discussing how to bridge religious divides in the nation.
From the Lincoln Community Foundation, this report details their veteran support initiative and provides recommendations for future collaborative efforts between community foundations seeking to impact the circumstances of military service members and their families on a regional basis.
This report shows that the majority of SDG targets are relevant to US cities and data are generally available to track progress locally, although gaps exist. It provides recommendations to help fill these gaps and create the conditions for better use of data to drive local progress on the SDGs.
A report on the need to increase private philanthropy for the arts and humanities in Germany, the Netherlands, and France after recent cuts in government subsidies.
This report from Foundation Centers highlights the key findings and outcomes from a workshop on data strategy and capacity building in Kenya.
From the New Economics Foundation, Mission Possible considers how foundations might more effectively use a proportion of their endowment in support of the change they set out to create – their mission. Starting from the premise that paths are made by walking, it explores the potential of ‘mission-connected investment’ or MCI – defined as investment which promises a market return but also helps to achieve mission.
This resource from Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group provides resources and information on the Nigerian philanthropc sector