External Resources

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In-Depth knowledge on External Content

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.

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Pluralism in Peril: Challenges To An American Ideal

Learn new tools and strategies you can use to defend religious pluralism in America.

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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.

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Brooklyn Community Foundation DAF Anti-Hate Policy

By opening a Donor Advised Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation, you can support the charities you care about in Brooklyn, or any domestic nonprofit of your choice.

Philanthropic Journalism Funding in France

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

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Fidelity and Schwab Ban Gifts From Donor-Advised Funds to NRA-Affiliated Charities

The two biggest donor-advised-fund sponsors in the United States, Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable, have banned new donations to 501(c)(3) organizations affiliated with the National Rifle Association, citing reports of Internal Revenue Service investigations into the gun rights group’s network of nonprofits.

Corporate Philanthropy in Kenya: A Report on Nature, Trends, and Engagements by Corporates in Philanthropy

A summary of key findings from the Yetu Initiative on corporate philanthropy in Kenya.