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Kordant Report Series
Kordant Philanthropy Advisors provides high-quality, independent research into trends and issues in the philanthropic sector.


CambodiaSocial Enterprises in Asia: An Introductory Guide
Social enterprises are a growing phenomenon in Asia. What are they? How do they function? How do they contribute to social and environmental changes in Asia? What can philanthropists do to support their growth?


educationEducation in India: An Overview of Challenges and Philanthropic Opportunities
India’s young population and productive workforce are a remarkable asset to the country, but large gaps in the education sector hinder it from realizing the true potential of this gift. Where are the needs and how can donors help? 2% CSR Clause: New Requirements for Companies in India
Upcoming changes to the 57-year old Companies Act of 1956 will force over 2,500 companies in India to re-think their approach to CSR. What pressures does this place on companies and how can they best respond?


paintingImpact Investing: Trends and Outlook in Asia
Interest in impact investments is growing worldwide, with Asia in particular holding great promise for innovation. But who are impact investors and what causes do they support? Which organizations are working in this sector?


Guides for Donors and Nonprofits
Because we believe knowledge is a critical tool to effective grantmaking, our experts provide you with information on a variety of challenging issues within the field of philanthropy today.


DSCN1080Grantmaking in China – Common Challenges for International Donors
Many individual and corporate donors are interested in supporting charitable projects in China. Unfortunately, making grants to foreign organizations can be challenging, and China’s unique environment creates an additional layer of complexity to the process. What are some of the challenges and how can grantmakers address them? Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What Companies Need to Know
FCPA was enacted in response to U.S. corporations bribing foreign government officials. While originally enacted to restore confidence in U.S. businesses acting abroad, the FCPA also applies to charitable contributions, grantmaking intermediaries, and nonprofit organizations.


waterEstablishing a Charitable Presence in the US: Options for Foreign Nonprofits
U.S. laws and regulations generally allow overseas charitable giving provided certain rules and regulations are met. Designed for organizations outside the U.S., this guide offers options for creating a presence in the U.S.

Client Reports

Kordant has published a wide range of research and writing projects for our clients.

ScreenshotThe Merger of Two Youth Services Nonprofits in the Asian American Community
This case study looks at the merger of two Asian American nonprofits in the Bay Area, lessons learned, and reflects on EBAYC’s next steps to leverage its post-merger momentum so that it can achieve maximum impact and sustainability.


Screenshot2015 CACF Asian American Executive Directors Compensation Survey
The first of its kind, this survey looks at the organizational practices regarding executive compensation of Asian American nonprofits in the Bay Area.