Curated Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 10/22/23

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:

In Wake of Donor Revolt, Nonprofits Are Rethinking Political Statements (Rasheeda Childress, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

How Rich Donors and Loose Rules Are Transforming College Sports (David A. Fahrenthold and Billy Witz, NY Times)

Zero-Problem Philanthropy (Christian Seelos, Stanford Social Innovation Review)

How Much Good Can $100 Million Do? Sesame Street and IRC Put a Big Bet to the Test (Alex Daniels, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Tax-Exempt Approaches to Decision-Making Informed by Race: Terminology, Definitions, Risk and Focus on Racial Equity and Justice (John E. Tyler, Martha Jimenez, Lauren Bright, SSRN)

One Thing Philanthropy Must Leave Behind—The Values of Extractive Capitalism (Will Cordery and Constance Paige-Young, Nonprofit Quarterly)

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)

Guide to Election Year Activities of Section 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) Organizations (Steven H. Sholk, Gibbons)

Upfront Grant Money in CA To Start Soon (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

What Nonprofits Need to Know About State Data Privacy Laws (Emma Blaser, George Constantine, Kelly DeMarchis Bastide, Allaire Monticollo, Michael Signorelli, Venable)

Significant Events:

  • “President Biden called on Americans on Thursday to stand behind Israel and Ukraine, making the case in a prime-time address that providing military and economic aid to the countries is in the interest of global stability and national security.” NY Times
  • “American officials say they have multiple strands of intelligence — including infrared satellite data — indicating that the deadly blast at a Gaza hospital on Tuesday was caused by an armed Palestinian group.” NY Times
  • “Physicians and public health experts have pointed to one culprit time and again when asked why Americans live shorter lives than peers in nations with similar resources, especially people felled by chronic diseases in the prime of life: stress.” Washington Post

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

The Moore Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court Could Widen the Racial Wealth Gap (Brakeyshia Samms, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy)

Black entrepreneurs and DEI efforts face complaints and lawsuits — for racial discrimination (Char Adams, NBC News)

New AI Tools Must Have Health Equity in Their DNA (Yulin Hswen, ScD, MPH; Rebecca Voelker, MSJ, JAMA Network)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

When Facts Don’t Matter: The Climate Case (Penny Abeywardena, Forbes)

Opinion: To shut down the supply side of climate change, start here (Lennox Yearwood and Bill McKibben, LA Times)

The anti-livestock people are a pest’: how UN food body played down role of farming in climate change (Arthur Nelson, Guardian)