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.

In-Depth knowledge on External Content

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The Population-Focused Funds Directory

Population-focused funds (PFFs) are giving vehicles established by and for members of racial, ethnic, tribal, gender, sexual-orientation, and other identity-based communities to address critical issues within those communities

Snapshot of Canadian Foundation Giving in 2015

A brief report on foundations, grantmaking, and issues in 2015 Canadian philanthropy.

India Philanthropy Law Report

This report from the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law contains detailed information on Philanthropy Law in India.

Africa's Wealthy Give Back: A Perspective on Philanthropic Giving by Wealthy Africans in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a Focus on Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa

This report from UBS Wealth Management examines African philanthropy and charitable giving by wealthy donors to Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa

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The Four Ps of Marketing: A Roadmap to Greater Visibility for Community Foundations

Visibility is vital to community foundations as they seek to gain credibility and attract new resources. But how can younger and smaller community foundations best use their limited marketing budgets? What audiences should they target first? How important is broad public awareness — and how much investment does it merit? This paper, written by Williams Group, addresses these questions and offers a tested model along with relevant examples and worksheets to help any community foundation create and manage its marketing program.

ICNL Philanthropy Law Reports

The Reports present timely information on national laws and regulations affecting philanthropy. Each report was authored by a local expert in partnership with ICNL

Foundation Center Issue Lab on Gun Violence

A collection of publications, news articles, and issue papers on gun violence from the Foundation Center.

Brazil Giving 2019

An overview of charitable giving in Brazil.

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Philanthropic Paths: An Exploratory Study of the Career Pathways of Professionals of Color in Philanthropy

This study conducted by Forward Change provides a holistic, in-depth picture of the career experiences of 43 philanthropic professionals of color ranging from Program Officers to CEOs working in a diverse array of foundations. The study surfaced a set of potentially common points of entry, career pathways and obstacles of professionals of color in philanthropy, as well as the factors that helped shape those pathways.