Curated Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 12/3/23

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:

Total GivingTuesday donations were flat this year, but 10% fewer people participated in the day (Thalia Beaty, AP)

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Donor-Advised Funds (Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, JD Supra)

Charity-Fraud Learning Opportunities This Week and Beyond (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

Charity Fraud Report 2023 (Fraud Advisory Panel, BDO)

Fiscal Sponsorship Field Scan 2023 Survey Report (Social Impact Commons, National Network of Fiscal Sponsors)

Fiscal Sponsorship Is On the Rise, Allowing Groups That Aren’t Nonprofits to Accept Donations (Eden Stiffen, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Opinion: Sam Altman, Sugarcoating the Apocalypse (Maureen Dowd, NY Times)

How to Overcome Inequities and Disparities in the Growing Social Sector Infrastructure (Faith Mitchell, Urban Institute)

Opinion: A Nonprofit Mentoring Crisis Threatens Future Leadership of the Field (Eboo Patel, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Regulating the Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (John Picton, Society of Legal Scholars)

Significant Events:

  • “US economic growth was even stronger in the third quarter than previously estimated, underscoring the economy’s remarkable resilience in the face of elevated inflation and high borrowing costs earlier this year. … After a robust third quarter, the US economy is widely expected to grow at a much slower rate in the final months of the year as pandemic savings dwindle and interest rates remain at a 22-year high.” CNN
  • “The House voted Friday to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) from Congress — an action the chamber had previously taken only five times in U.S. history, and not for more than 20 years — in response to an array of alleged crimes and ethical lapses that came to light after the freshman lawmaker was found to have fabricated key parts of his biography.” Washington Post
  • The Most Dangerous Conflict No One Is Talking About Of all the world’s hot spots, the South China Sea is one of the least remarked on and most potentially explosive.” The Atlantic

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

A Social Justice State (Mark Engler , Paul Engler , and Janice Fine, The Forge)

Rosa Parks: The ‘no’ that sparked the civil rights movement (Myles Burke, BBC)

The case for unlocking the power of disability inclusion (Jill Kramer, Fortune)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

Something Big Just Happened at COP (Zoë Schlanger, the Atlantic)

The good and bad news on climate change (Martin Wolf, Financial Times)

Opinion: How to end plastic pollution on Earth for good (Tatiana Schlossberg, Washington Post)