The Council on Foundations (www.cof.org) is a good resource for information on community foundations.   Check out their resource area for books you can purchase:  
  • A Lexicon for Community Foundations - A wonderful resource that tells what a community foundation is and is filled with terms and definitions.  
  • Legal Compendium for Community Foundations - This book gets into definitions and detail regarding federal tax laws that most directly affect community foundations.
  • The Community Foundations Handbook .   This book introduces community foundation CEOs and their staff to the spectrum of choices available to them in the different aspects of their work:   governance, management, administration, resource development, donor relations, grantmaking, community leadership, communication, marketing, and more.    
Glossary of Terms : http://www.cof.org/glossary/index.htm