External Resources

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European Philanthropy at the Nexus of Disability and the SDGs

This publication, jointly developed by Fundación ONCE and the European Foundation Centre, focuses on how the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals are serving as a framework for foundations to develop their action on disability inclusion.

Snapshot of Canadian Foundation Giving in 2015

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

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SPLC 2020 Year in Hate and Extremism Report

The Southern Poverty Law Center released its annual Year in Hate and Extremism report, identifying 838 active hate groups across the United States in 2020.

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SPLC: Donors Pumped Millions into White Nationalist Group

Donors gave the prominent white nationalist hate group VDARE $4.3 million in 2019, over eight times more than the year before, according to tax records the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) obtained and shared with Hatewatch.

India Philanthropy Law Report

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

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Anti-Defamation League: Extremist and Hate Groups May be Abusing NonProfit Status

The ADL Center on Extremism (COE) is one of the world’s foremost authorities on extremism, terrorism, antisemitism and all forms of hate. For decades, COE’s staff of seasoned investigators, analysts and researchers have tracked extremist activity and hate in the U.S. and abroad — online and on the ground. The staff, which represent a combined total of substantially more than 100 years of experience in this arena, routinely assist law enforcement with extremist-related investigations, provide tech companies with critical data and expertise and respond to wide-ranging media requests.

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