External Resources

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In-Depth knowledge on External Content

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What to Know About 3 Charity Monitoring Groups

Savvy donors often research charities before making a first-time gift. Many rely on Charity Navigator, GuideStar, or the BBB Wise Giving Alliance to help them decide. The Chronicle gathered executives from these three third-party accreditation groups for a free one-hour briefing to help nonprofit professionals understand the differences among them.

2015 Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge Anniversary Plenary Program

Hosted by the Council on Foundations and the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange, organizers announced more than $106 million in new commitments to strengthen services and support for veterans and military families nationwide. Check out the full plenary program!

Sea of Goodwill: Matching the Donor to the Need

From the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Warrior and Family Support, this white paper describes a re-integration trinity of education, employment and health care which serve to improve the quality of life for service members and their families.

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Goalkeepers 2019 Report

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2019 report on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Achieving a Sustainable Urban America: SDSN’s first U.S. Cities SDG Index

This U.S. Cities SDG Index aims to set a framework for action and help urban leaders address the many sustainable development challenges affecting their cities.

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East Bay Community Foundation Due Diligence Policy FAQ

As part of its continuous improvement process, EBCF periodically reviews and updates its policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance as well as adherence to industry best practices. EBCF shares these updates with fund holders, grantees, and the wider community as part of our commitment to all stakeholders.

Giving in Europe: Research on Giving in France

This report, authored by ERNOP, analyzes the data on French philanthropic grantmaking. It assesses the state of research on giving by households, corporations, foundations, and charity lotteries to charitable organizations in France.

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WaPo: Kroger unknowingly funneled donations to a militant group. After the Capitol riots, it’s cutting it off.

When Kroger launched its community rewards program more than seven years ago, the supermarket chain pitched the initiative as a way shoppers could support charities of their choosing. But, the company said Tuesday, one of the nonprofit groups being funded through the program was the Indiana Oath Keepers — the local branch of a self-styled militia group whose members now are accused of planning to storm the U.S. Capitol days in advance.

Bringing Foundations and Governments Closer: Evidence from Kenya

This study from The Development Center of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides an overview of the current state of collaboration between foundations and the government in Kenya, and offers recommendations for enhacement

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IRS Publication 1771: Charitable Contributions–Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements

Explains the federal tax law for organizations such as charities and churches that receive tax-deductible charitable contributions and for taxpayers who make contributions.