Research Library

Since 1956, Global Impact has amassed tremendous breadth and depth of experience in international and corporate giving. Working with our giving partners and charity alliance, we have compiled a research library with publications covering a number of international philanthropy issues, from new trends to best practices. Browse the list below to view and download industry reports, studies and guides to help take your giving to the next level.

Spotlight on Giving


Spotlight on Giving

Our new resource Spotlight on Giving provides an overview of the philanthropic landscape and trends in giving as of July 2018. 
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Donor Advised Funds: Democratizing Philanthropy to Change the World

Donor Advised Funds: Democratizing Philanthropy to Change the World
Donor Advised Funds: Democratizing Philanthropy to Change the World

This white paper developed by Global Impact in partnership with The Conference Board describes how donor advised funds can democratize personal giving in and beyond the workplace. Downloading this content is free and encouraged. Download now »

National Intelligence Council "Global Trends" Report


National Intelligence Council "Global Trends" Report

The National Intelligence Council's 2017 report offers a candid perspective on the global environment and provides valluable context for corporate and nonprofit decision makers. Download now »

Special Spotlight on International Giving


Special Spotlight on International Giving

Our new resource Special Spotlight on International Giving gives an overview of how international giving in the United States has grown and changed through 2015. Download now »

Study: Contingency Funding in Philanthropy


Study: Contingency Funding in Philanthropy

Study: Contingency Funding In Philanthropy. In 2015, Open Road Alliance conducted a 400-respondent survey designed to look at the frequency of need for contingency funding as reported by Funders and Grantees.
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Study: Donations in Other Countries—Are They Tax-Deductible?

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Study 2015: Donations in Other Countries—Are They Tax-Deductible?

Study: Donations in Other Countries—Are They Tax-Deductible? Looked at whether local tax codes allowed for charitable contributions and under what circumstances they are tax deductible. Download now »

See The 2018 Giving Global Matrix: Tax, Fiduciary and Philanthropic Requirements for a more recent report on this topic. Learn more now »

Snapshot 2014: Rising Tide of Expectations—Corporate Giving, Employee Engagement and Impact


Snapshot 2014: Rising Tide of Expectations—Corporate Giving, Employee Engagement & Impact

Corporate Giving, Employee Engagement & Impact, surveyed charitable organizations to explore key trends shaping corporate-nonprofit partnerships today & the challenges & opportunities they face to maximize engagement in the future. Download now »

Snapshot: Trends and Strategies to Engage Employees


Snapshot: Trends and Strategies to Engage Employees

This Snapshot Trends and Strategies to Engage Employees in Greater Giving reveals the most dramatic shift in employee giving over the past decade. Download now »

Giving Around the Globe: 2014 Edition


Giving Around the Globe: 2014 Edition 

Guidance for corporate community engagement professionals to steer their international strategies and navigate differences across regions.
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