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

Uganda: Data Strategy and Capacity Building

This resource from Foundation Center presents a summary report on a series of workshops on data strategy and capacity building for philanthropy in Uganda

Brazil Giving 2019

An overview of charitable giving in Brazil.

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The SDG Guidebook and Toolkit: A Community Foundation Resource on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Community Foundations of Canada's new resource provides useful tips and frameworks for community foundations across the world to utilize the SDGs.

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Case Study: Expanding Philanthropy - Mission-Related Investing at the F.B. Heron Foundation

Prepared by the Southern New Hampshire University's School of Community Economic Development and available through Mission Investors Exchange, this case study explores the details of the F.B. Heron Foundation's rationale, exploration, and implementation of its mission-related investment strategy, and reviews tools (including PRIs), specific investments, interim outcomes, and lessons learned. The case study provides a walk-through of how Heron applies its Mission-related Investment Continuum to its portfolio.

Anti-Defamation League and Charles Koch Institute Report: Communities Overcoming Extremism - the After Charlottesville Project

Following the violent extremist, far-right rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 11 and 12, 2017, a coalition of civil society organizations came together to form a year-long initiative: Communities Overcoming Extremism: The After Charlottesville Project (COE).

Foundation Center Issue Lab on Gun Violence

A collection of publications, news articles, and issue papers on gun violence from the Foundation Center.

Color Of Change Is Attacking Hate Groups At The Source: Their Funding

The top 20 widely recognized hate groups received over $20 million in contributions, sales, and grants in 2014 and 2015. The nonprofit wants to stop credit companies from processing those payments.

Philanthropic Journalism Funding in France

This report from the Journalism Funders Forum analyzes and summarizes grantmaking to French journalism and media outlets.

Doing Good Index 2018

The inaugural Doing Good Index examines the enabling environment for philanthropy and private social investment across 15 Asian economies, including China, Indonesia and The Phillipines. Composed of four areas–tax and fiscal policy, regulatory regimes, socio-cultural ecosystem, and government procurement–the Index reveals how Asian economies are catalyzing philanthropic giving.

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Fundraising Standard Online Certificate Program

The Standard is a 40 hour program of online learning designed to give participants a thorough introduction to the process of fundraising and get them started on their first fundraising campaign. It provides an introduction to the nonprofit sector and its associated fundraising ethics, before taking the lid off what we know about giving (who gives and why). You'll receive a thorough grounding in the science and practice of communication design and how to raise substantively more money simply by avoiding common errors that nonprofits typically make and focusing on donor satisfaction and wellbeing.