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This study by The Donor Advised Fund Research Collaborative (DAFRC) is the largest independent study on donor advised funds to date, encompassing nine years of data and details on more than 50,000 accounts.

Audience: All Funders

This publication is a compilation of two years of distilled survey data from over 400 nonprofits, to help lean funders enhance their effectiveness.

Audience: All Funders

This “How to Collect and Share DEI Data” guide is a resource for the field and has been written with nonprofits who want to start collecting their organization’s data in mind.

Audience: All Funders

This report chronicles the steps taken, under immense pressure, to develop a coordinated emergency response effort to support a broad range of needs across the region. Once again this effort has demonstrated that working in partnership and close collaboration with our philanthropic peers and local government advisors is an effective way to manage a response to both urgent and longer-term needs.

Audience: All Funders

This research, from Echoing Green and Bridgespan, lays bare the racial disparity in today’s funding environment and argues that population-level impact cannot happen without funding more leaders of color.

Audience: All Funders

Synergos, a global nonprofit organization that brings people together to solve complex challenges like poverty, published this report that “explores how the provision of general operating support and capacity building can help [funders and] donors improve the impact of nonprofit organizations and in turn the communities they serve.”

CECP’s Giving in Numbers™is the unrivaled leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments, in partnership with companies. It is the premier industry survey and research, providing standard-setting criteria in a go-to guide that has defined the field and advanced the movement.

Audience: Corporate Giving

Through the Kids Count Data Center you can access hundreds of measures of child well-being, incluing all those regularly used in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Data Book. Information can be examined at the state, regional, and national levels.

Audience: All Funders

Seeking ways to maximize the social and economic returns of their place-based impact investments, foundations, CDFIs, private investors, and others are turning to collaboration.

Topic: Finance

A new pilot study from The Conference Board and the Impact Genome Project® (IGP) introduces standardized social outcomes to help measure and compare the performance of societal investments. 

Audience: Corporate Giving

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