Curated Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 10/8/23

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:

Opinion: It’s Open Season on Civil Rights. Philanthropy Must Not Retreat. (Stacey Abrams and Julian Castro, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Nonprofit Champion | October 2, 2023 (National Council of Nonprofits)

Economic Justice: Nonprofit Leaders Speak Out (Dr. Akilah Watkins, Nelson I. Colón, Jon Pratt, Marla Bilonick, Clara Miller, Seema Agnani and Gary L. Cunningham, Nonprofit Quarterly)

What Is Social Justice Philanthropy? A Donor Network Asks Hard Questions (Steve Dubb, Nonprofit Quarterly)

A Sector in Need of Rebirth, Part One: On the Precipice of Change, Part Two: Shedding Old Ways (Gabriela Alcalde, Center for Effective Philanthropy)

How did nonprofits change because of COVID-19?White Paper: A Shock to the Status Quo: Characteristics of Nonprofits That Make Strategic Decisions During a Crisis (Mirae Kim and Diana P. Mason, Independent Sector)

Building Nonprofit Resilience: Dealing with Financial Distress (Catherine Bitzan Amundsen and ‘Laura Toledo, Lathrop GPM, JD Supra)

New Overtime Rules May Affect Nonprofits; More on the Proposed Overtime Regulations (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

Nonprofit Leaders Need More Timely Employment Data (Timothy J. McClimon, Forbes)

A woman described as Iran’s “Nelson Mandela” wins the Nobel peace prize (The Economist)

Significant Events:

  • “Israel battled on Saturday to repel one of the broadest invasions of its territory in 50 years after Palestinian militants from Gaza launched an enormous and coordinated early-morning assault on southern Israel, infiltrating several Israeli towns and army bases, kidnapping Israeli civilians and soldiers, and firing thousands of rockets toward cities as far away as Jerusalem.” NY Times
  • “The House of Representatives was in a state of paralysis on Wednesday, ground to a halt by the ouster of Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy and with no clear sense of who might succeed him — or when.” NY Times
  • An Epidemic of Chronic Death is Killing Us Too Soon … After decades of progress, life expectancy — long regarded as a singular benchmark of a nation’s success — peaked in 2014 at 78.9 years, then drifted downward even before the coronavirus pandemic. Among wealthy nations, the United States in recent decades went from the middle of the pack to being an outlier. And it continues to fall further and further behind.” Washington Post

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

How to Effectively — and Legally — Use Racial Data for DEI (Lily Zheng, Harvard Business Review)

The growing battle over corporate diversity practices, explained (Taylor Telford, Washington Post)

America’s bosses grapple with threats to diversity policies (The Economist)

Affirmative Action in Higher Education: The Racial Justice Landscape after the SFFA Cases (Legal Defense Fund, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC, the American Civil Liberties Union, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, and the Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

Many scientists don’t want to tell the truth about climate change. Here’s why (Barbara Moran, WBUR)

We must prepare for climate catastrophes now to save lives later (Ann Lee, Philanthropy News Digest)

Pakistan floods a ‘litmus test’ for climate justice says Guterres (United Nations News)

A Legacy of Black Women Climate Justice Leaders: An Interview with Heather McTeer Toney (Iris M. Crawford and Heather McTeer Toney, Nonprofit Quarterly)