Curated Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 10/1/23

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week.

Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources:

Trust in Civil Society (Independent Sector)

Ruling on Affirmative Action Could Affect Hiring (Isaiah Thompson, Nonprofit Quarterly)

The Importance of Establishing Operating Reserves for Nonprofits (Christine Hunt, Stanford Social Innovation Review)

7 Questions Nonprofits Have About A.I., Answered (Sara Herschander, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Philanthropy’s Role in Reparations and Building a Culture of Racial Repair (Aria Florant, Tonyel Edwards, Cora Daniels, Alexandra (Alex) Williams, Maurice Asare, Vikas Maturi, Bridgespan Group)

Add Your Voice: Philanthropy’s Role in Bridging Divides (Kathleen Enright, Council on Foundations)

How Wealth Transfer Taxes Might Reduce Racial Wealth Disparity in America (Jonathan G. Blattmachr, Pittsburgh Tax Review)

Opinion: I headed the BU Center for Antiracist Research. Here’s what I learned. (Yanique Redwood, Boston Globe)

10-Year Retrospective: Changing the Landscape of International Philanthropy (NGOSource)

Adventures in Teaching AI in Nonprofits Class (Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, Nonprofit Law Prof Blog)

Significant Events:

  • “A last-ditch effort on Capitol Hill Saturday staved off a government shutdown with less than three hours to spare, as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), in an abrupt strategic reversal, offered a plan that won the support of nearly all House Democrats and most Republicans to keep the government open through mid-November.” Washington Post
  • “The Federal Trade Commission and 17 state attorneys general filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Amazon on Tuesday alleging that the company abused its powers to squeeze merchants and thwart rivals — resulting in higher prices and lower-quality goods for the tens of millions of American households who regularly shop at the company’s online superstore.” Washington Post
  • “More than any conflict in human history, the fighting in Ukraine is a war of drones. That means a growing reliance on suppliers of the flying vehicles — specifically, China.” NY Times

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

Judge refuses to immediately block grant program for Black women entrepreneurs (Sudhin Thanawala and Curlan Campbell, AP)

Unequal Impact: The Deep Links Between Racism and Climate Change (Beth Gardiner, Yale Environment 360)

Modi’s Hindu Nationalism Stokes Tension in Indian Diaspora (Norimitsu Onishi and Vjosa Isai, NY Times)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

After summer’s extreme weather, more Americans see climate change as a culprit, AP-NORC poll shows (Tammy Webber and Linley Sanders, AP)

One of the most intense El Niños ever observed could be forming (Scott Dance, Washington Post)

What is Climate Psychology? An Interview with Climate Psychology Alliance’s Rebecca Weston (Rebecca Weston and Iris M. Crawford, Nonprofit Quarterly)