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

Mexico Community Foundations: A Comprehensive Profile

This report examines the state of community foundations in Mexico

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Handbook on Responsible Investment Across Asset Classes

From Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, this handbook on responsible investing provides the blueprint for foundation asset managers interested in multiplying their organization’s impact on society through options that link mission with investments that create long-term value to society

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GlobalGiving: A Journey Into The Neutrality Paradox

When and how should digital platforms—designed to be open and democratic—take responsibility for the content they host, and when should they take a stance—departing from a position of neutrality? GlobalGiving is on a journey to explore these issues, and is inviting you to join the exploration.

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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The History of Violence

This publication from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explores the history of violence and the reasons why it has become a greater focus for public health in recent decades.

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Community Foundations, Meet Opportunity Zones

Discover how you can position your community foundation to best take advantage of opportunity zones.

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Renewing the Commitment: An ADA Compliance Guide for Nonprofits

From The Chicago Community Trust, this guide is for all nonprofit organizations that share The Chicago Community Trust's commitment to diversity.

Growing Giving in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

This report from Charities Aid Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and the UK Lottery Fund provides detailed data about the culture of giving in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Philanthropy in Brazil

A working paper from Alliance magazine, WINGS, and Philanthropy Network for Social Justice analyzing terms and trends of philanthropy and social investment in Brazil. This report examines the political atmosphere for philantrhopy, as well as the current status, challenges, and potential of the sector.

Amalgamated Foundation 'Hate is Not Charitable' Campaign: Sign-On Campaign for Foundations and Organizations to Pledge to End Hate Funding

As leaders of philanthropic institutions, donor-advised fund providers, and individual philanthropists, we are joining together to take a stand against the twisted use of charitable funds to support organizations that foment hatred.