Curated Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 9/10/23

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:

National Council of Nonprofits’ Response to Ways and Means Committee Request for Information: Understanding and Examining the Political Activities of Tax-Exempt Organizations under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code

What Ginni Thomas and Leonard Leo wrought: How a justice’s wife and a key activist started a movement (Heidi Przybyla, Politico)

Reimagining Our High-Tech World (Stanford Social Innovation Review)

The Nonprofit Workforce Shortage Crisis (National Council of Nonprofits)

More than Half of America’s 20 Top Public Charities Are Donor-Advised Funds (

Require nonprofits to disclose their foreign grantmaking (Giving Review)

Form 990 Review: What Nonprofit Boards Should Look For (BDO)

Some Charity Fraud With Your Hot Dog, Sir? (For Purpose Law Group)

Building Movement-Accountable Government: A Conversation with Steve Dubb, Rithika Ramamurthy, and Maurice Mitchell (Nonprofit Quarterly)

Opinion: ‘The Bear’ Should Be Required Viewing for the Nonprofit World (Chronicle of Philanthropy) [Ed. I’m looking forward to speaking at the NAAG/NASCO Annual Charities Conference next month on nonprofit governance lessons to be learned from popular television shows and movies. Substance with some fun to hopefully make the concepts more memorable.]

Significant Events:

  • “A rare, powerful earthquake struck Morocco, sending people racing from their beds into the streets and toppling buildings in mountainous villages and ancient cities not built to withstand such force. More than 2,000 people were killed, and the toll was expected to rise as rescuers struggled Saturday to reach hard-hit remote areas.” AP
  • A Huge Threat to the U.S. Budget Has Receded. And No One Is Sure Why. For decades, runaway Medicare spending was the story of the federal budget. Now, flat Medicare spending might be a bigger one.” NY Times
  • “The removal of Ukraine’s minister of defense after a flurry of reports of graft and financial mismanagement in his department underscores a pivotal challenge for President Volodymyr Zelensky’s wartime leadership: stamping out the corruption that had been widespread in Ukraine for years.” NY Times

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

Earth’s New Gilded Era (Vann R. Newkirk II, The Atlantic)

Affirmative Action Is Over. Should Applicants Still Mention Their Race? (Jessica Cheung, NY Times)

They invest in Black women. A lawsuit claims it’s discrimination. (Washington Post)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

Climate-linked Ills Threaten Humanity (Annie Gowen, Niko Kommenda and Saiyna Bashir, Washington Post)

What Have We Learned From a Summer of Climate Reckoning? (Ezra Klein Show, podcast)

‘Biological Recycling’ Would Be Truly, Truly Amazing (Sandy Ong, The Atlantic)