Curated Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 10/15/23

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:

Important Update on CA Nonprofit Legislation (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

Bill Cutting Nonprofit Wait Times for Funding Gets Governor’s Approval (Callie Fausey, Santa Barbara Independent)

How to help humanitarian efforts in Israel and Gaza (Rachel Treisman, NPR)

Child Care is a National Emergency (Elizabeth Barajas-Román and Shannon Rudisill, Nonprofit Quarterly)

When It Comes to Promoting Prosperity, Production Beats Consumption (Kartik Akileswaran & Jonathan Mazumdar, Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Nonprofit Mergers, Consolidations, and Asset Transfers – What’s the Deal? (Wagermaker & Oberly)

The Atlantic Philanthropies Community Mourn the Loss of Founder Charles F. Feeney (Atlantic Philanthropies)

Exclusive: Charles Koch Has Given More Than $5 Billion Of His Stock To Two Nonprofits (Matt Durst, Forbes)

What Resilience Means, and Why It Matters (Andrea Evans, Harvard Business Review)

Turk Wars: How AI Threatens the Workers Who Fuel It (Krystal Kauffman & Adrienne Williams, Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Significant Events:

  • “Days after hundreds of Hamas terrorists from Gaza rampaged through border towns in a surprise assault that killed at least 1,300 Israelis, the region is bracing for further conflict. … The attackers infiltrated 22 Israeli towns and army bases, and took civilians and soldiers hostage. Hamas assailants killed men, women and children, at home, strolling on the street or dancing at an outdoor festival.” NY Times
  • “Hamas was able to kill more than 1,300 people before the Israel Defense Forces awoke. Israel — lulled and distracted by growing acceptance in the Middle East, by lacerating internal divisions, by settlement projects in the occupied West Bank, and by the increasing marginalization of the Palestinian issue on the global stage — had switched off to the central threat against it. … Yet, just over the Gaza fence, about two million Palestinians lived in a seething enclave blockaded by Israel, a desperate place that incubated extremism in what is often referred to as “an open-air prison.”” NY Times
  • “A humanitarian crisis is gripping Gaza as hundreds of thousands of displaced Palestinians flee to the south amid the Israeli military’s aerial bombardment in retaliation for Hamas’ brutal terrorist attack one week ago.” NBC News

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

Defending Litigation Attacks on DEI Programs: A Status Update (Lynne Anne Anderson , Thomas K. Johnson II , James R. Strickland , Marc-Joseph Gansah , Brian M. Hayes, Faegre Drinker)

Language & Learning Resource for Non-Indigenous People (Native Americans in Philanthropy)

What Do You Know About 1491? (Shan Wang, The Atlantic)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

U.S. Heat Deaths Will Soar as the Climate Crisis Worsens (Meghan Bartels, Scientific American)

Opinion: I Study Climate Change. The Data Is Telling Us Something New. (Zeke Hausfather, NY Times)

How a few bags of dirt could help make the planet more resilient to climate change (Jonathan Moens, Washington Post)