Curated Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 12/17/23

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:

Grant Making Groups Stand Firm in Defense of Race-Based Philanthropy (Alex Daniels, Chronicle of Philanthropy) [Ed. I’m quoted in this article and will certainly have more thoughts to write about this.]

Fearless Fund Amicus Brief (Council on Foundations and Independent Sector)

Becoming Advocates for Equity (Akilah Watkins, Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Third Time’s A Charm?: CA Charitable-Crowdfunding Proposed Regs (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

What Philanthropy and Nonprofits Lose as Religion Fades (Drew Lindsay, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

The Promise of Global Access (Connie R. Collingsworth, Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Prediction: A year of consolidation in nonprofit news (Paul Cheung, Neiman Lab)

Senate Bill Would Tax Universities to Fund Israel, Ukraine and Border Security (Katherine Knott, Inside Higher Ed)

What Republicans really want from colleges (Valerie Strauss, Washington Post)

Where Government and Nonprofits Interact – with Jan Masaoka, CalNonprofits (Fund the People) [Ed. Jan Masaoka gave her final address as CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits at its Annual Policy Symposium earlier this week. She’s made such a BIG difference for nonprofits in California and for the people they serve. Jan has been a fearless advocate for equity and justice for decades. She will be missed in this role, but we hope her wisdom and fearless voice will continue to provide us with direction.]

Significant Events:

  • “An investigation into the killing of three hostages held by Hamas in Gaza has found that the captives were shirtless and waving a white flag as Israel soldiers fired on them.” NPR
  • “Hungary has blocked €50bn ($55bn; £43bn) in EU aid for Ukraine – just hours after an agreement was reached on starting membership talks.” BBC
  • “The Texas Supreme Court on Monday overturned a lower court order allowing an abortion for a pregnant woman whose fetus was diagnosed with a fatal condition, hours after her lawyers said she had decided to leave Texas for the procedure in the face of the state’s abortion bans.” NY Times

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

The Unapologetic ‘Auntie’ of Indigenous Data (Susan Shain, NY Times)

Examining philanthropic funding for racial equity across the United States (JP Julien, Tracy Nowski, and Parastou Youssefi., McKinsey)

Momentum Refresh [Ed. First mobile resource in the USA providing dignity, full inclusion, and accessibility with quality restrooms in the community. A finalist in both the DEI category (currently, in 1st place) and in the Human & Civil Rights category (currently, in 2nd place) for the Anthem Awards, the biggest and most comprehensive social impact award in the world. We’re proud to represent and work with Momentum.]

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

Nine breakthroughs for climate and nature in 2023 you may have missed (Future Planet team, BBC)

COP28 forced into overtime as fossil fuel phase-out divides countries (Valerie Volcovici, Kate Abnett and Jake Spring, Reuters)

The Climate Summit Starts to Crack a Tough Nut: Emissions From Food (Somini Sengupta, NY Times)