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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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.

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.

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.

South Africa Philanthropy Law Report

This report from the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law provides detailed information on philanthropy law in South Africa.

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From the Margins to the Mainstream: Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors

In this report the World Economic Forum Investors Industries consulted the senior most decision-makers and portfolio managers of the largest and most innovative investors in the world; this facilitated a more realistic vantage point on the challenges in scaling the sector. Working with this group was also instrumental in raising awareness and knowledge among key stakeholders for taking impact investing from the margins into the mainstream.

The State of Religious Diversity in America

Read the summary and view the keynote addresses from This American Moment, a gathering of faith leaders and philanthropists discussing how to bridge religious divides in the nation.

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Veteran Support Initiative: A community based model to meet the needs of service members and their families

From the Lincoln Community Foundation, this report details their veteran support initiative and provides recommendations for future collaborative efforts between community foundations seeking to impact the circumstances of military service members and their families on a regional basis.

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The Decade to Deliver: A Call to Business Action

The United Nations Global Compact - Accenture Strategy CEO Study on Sustainability 2019

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Introducing the Global Goals: Employees for the Global Goals

Introducing the Global Goals provides a toolkit to educate and inspire employees about the role they can play in advancing the Global Goals.