Curated Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 10/29/23

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:

Who Decides Penn’s Future: Donors or the University? (Stephanie Saul, NY Times)

Nonprofit Publishing and a Defense of the Commerciality Doctrine (Karl Mill, Mill Law Center)

Thousands of Tax Exempt and Government Entities Taxpayers May Not Have Received Satisfactory Responses to Their Questions (U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration)

Standing on the Shoulders of LLCs: Tax Entity Status and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (Sumuel Brunson, Georgia Law Review)

Young, Affluent Donors Support Issues Over Organizations, Study Finds (Abby Schultz, Barrons)

Laws Governing Restrictions on Charitable Gifts: the Consequences of Codification (Nancy A. McLaughlin, UCLA Law Review)

Charitable Cause Pluralism and Prescription in Historical Perspective (Benjamin Soskis, Urban Institute)

Opinion: A.I. Could Prove Disastrous for Democracy. How Can Philanthropy Prepare? (Gordon Whitman, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Five Years Later – Has MacArthur’s $100-Million “Big Bet” Paid Off? (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

Moore v. United States: Our amicus brief and guide to the landmark tax case before the Supreme Court (The Tax Law Center at NYU Law)

Significant Events:

  • “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday that the expanded ground activity in Gaza represented the second phase of the war against Hamas. His comments came after Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said Israel would continue its expanded ground activity in the Gaza Strip until further notice, raising the prospect of a sustained ground incursion that the United Nations warned could have “catastrophic consequences” in Gaza.” Washington Post
  • “Since Hamas’s terror attack on Oct. 7, disinformation watchdogs have feared that fakes created by A.I. tools, including the realistic renderings known as deepfakes, would confuse the public and bolster propaganda efforts. … Disinformation researchers have found relatively few A.I. fakes, and even fewer that are convincing. Yet the mere possibility that A.I. content could be circulating is leading people to dismiss genuine images, video and audio as inauthentic.” NY Times
  • “In 1950, Africans made up 8 percent of the world’s people. A century later, they will account for one-quarter of humanity, and at least one-third of all young people aged 15 to 24, according to United Nations forecasts. … The median age on the African continent is 19. In India, the world’s most populous country, it is 28. In China and the United States, it is 38.” NY Times

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

How the Fearless Fund Lawsuit Is Provoking Outrage, New DEI Strategies — and Renewed Commitment (Michelle Celarier, Institutional Investor)

Simple, Backlash-Free Definitions Of Diversity, Equity And Inclusion (Paolo Gaudiano, Forbes)

Purlie Victorious (play by Ossie Davis)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

The Fed’s New Climate-Change Mandate (The Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal)

The Scientists Watching Their Life’s Work Disappear (Interviews by Catrin Einhorn, NY Times)

Climate change is finally solved! We can just let nature take its course (First Dog on the Moon, Guardian)