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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Global Philanthropy Report

This report prepared by the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government examines the magnitude, vitality, and impact of global institutional philanthropy.

PEAK Grantmaking: Resources for How to Tie Values to Funding Practices

PEAK Grantmaking calls on funders to thoughtfully examine how their values are reflected in their practices and ensure consistency between what they say and what they do.

Strengthening Philanthropic Giving & Impact Investing in India

This study from Intellecap and the MacArthur Foundation examines the emerging areas of philanthropic giving and impact investing in India as instuments of the country's development.

Nigeria Philanthropy Law Report

This report from the International Center for Not-for-profit law has detailed information on Philanthropy law in Nigeria.

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Give Local America

A national match day initiative designed to increase awareness of community foundations and the important work we do to support change in our communities. The initiative builds on the successful match day concept that many community foundations are already utilizing, augmenting these efforts with a national pool of matching funds and public relations and marketing campaigns. This is a unique opportunity for the field to work together to elevate community philanthropy in the national media.

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GlobalGiving: Trump Is Right—And Wrong—About Section 230

Dive into Section 230 of the United States Communications Decency Act with GlobalGiving CEO Alix Guerrier, and discover why it matters to a nonprofit on a mission to accelerate community-led change—and you.

2017 Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presents the fourth edition of the CSO Sustainability Index (CSOSI) for Asia, which reports on the strength and progress of the CSO sectors in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Burma.

The California Wellness Foundation Resource Center on Violence Prevention

This collection of resources provides ideas, best practices and lessons learned about what works in violence prevention — for those who would like to be part of the solution

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WaPo Opinion: No, the IRS may not deny tax exemptions on the grounds that a group is a supposed ‘hate group’

Indeed, the Supreme Court has made this clear: The government may not discriminate against groups based on the viewpoint of their speech. See Rosenberger v. Rector (1994) (discussing Regan v. Taxation With Representation (1983)). As the D.C. Circuit put it in Z Street v. Koskinen (2015) (itself a 501(c)(3) tax exemption case), “in administering the tax code, the IRS may not discriminate on the basis of viewpoint.”