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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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.

Values and Vision: Perspectives on Philanthropy in 21st Century China

This report aims to advance the understanding, practice, and impact, of philanthropy in China by improving knowledge about the relevant actors and the philanthropic initiatives.

Philanthropy in Southeast Asia: Between Charitable Values, Corporate Interests, and Development Aspirations

This article from the Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies presents an overview of the evolving state pf philanthropy in Southeast Asia.

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IRS Publication 4302: A Charity's Guide to Car Donations

Types of car donation programs and their impact on tax-exempt status, taxable income, and deductible contributions.

South Africa 2015 Report

This article from Coutts summarizes key charitable giving data in South Africa.

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Northern New England Community Foundation Impact Investing: A Rural Community Foundation Case Study

In summer 2011, the Maine Community Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Vermont Community Foundation came together, with the help of GPS Capital Partners and TPI, to jointly evaluate the potential for expanding impact investing as a program strategy and donor service. This case study looks at the role impact investing could play in those three community foundations and throughout northern New England.