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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D5: Final State of the Work - Stories from the Movement to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

D5’s Final State of the Work highlights voices of leaders in the field who share their stories of change and progress. Some are longtime advocates; some are newer enthusiasts. Each of them shares a perspective on what has worked and what challenges remain as they lead their institutions through changes to meet the demands of a new America.

Philanthropy in China

This report examines the concepts, history, and institutions of philanthropy in China.

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.

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Building to Last: A Grantmaker’s Guide to Strengthening Nonprofit Organizations

This guide from the TCC Group provides an overview of how grantmakers can launch or enhance a robust capacity-building program that focuses on strengthening their grantees.

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Recommendations for Cross-sector Partnerships Supporting Military Families and Veterans

Read the joint reccomendations by U.S. Secretary of VA and the Council's former CEO, Vikki Spruil, on cross-sector partnerships supporting military families and veterans.

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The Difficult Transition from Military to Civilian Life

Why do some veterans have a hard time readjusting to civilian life while others make the transition with little or no difficulty? To answer that question, Pew researchers analyzed the attitudes, experiences and demographic characteristic of veterans to identify the factors that independently predict whether a service member will have an easy or difficult re-entry experience.

India Giving 2019

An overview of charitable giving in India by Charities Aid Foundation.

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Social Cost Analysis of the Unemployment and Underemployment of Military Spouses

The Social Cost Analysis of the Unemployment and Underemployment of Military Spouses study reveals the economic costs to society from the high rates of unemployment, underemployment, and reduced labor force participation among U.S. military spouses. The research was conducted by the Sorenson Impact Center, a division of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, in consultation and collaboration with Blue Star Families.