Curated Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 9/17/23

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:

New Poll: Overwhelming Support for Nonprofit Policy Priorities and Public Engagement (Independent Sector)

Double Digit Dips At Private, Community Foundations (Nonprofit Times)

New Nonprofit Congressional Probes (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

Nonprofit Explorer (Pro Publica)

Why Candid Is Shifting Key Resources to the Council on Foundations (Glenn Gamboa, Chronicle of Philanthropy) [Ed. Example of purpose-driven leadership. See also Purpose-Driven Board Leadership, BoardSource.]

We Depend on Nonprofits. Why Don’t We Invest in Their Leaders? (Institute for Nonprofit Practice, Giving Compass)

Nonprofit Political Engagement: The Roles of 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organizations in Elections and Policymaking (Margaret A. Post and Elizabeth T. Boris, De Gruyter)

Coco Gauff Won. So Did Climate-Change Protestors. (Margaret Klein Salamon, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Data Commons is using AI to make the world’s public data more accessible and helpful (R.V. Guha and James Manyika, The Keyword)

Poverty is a policy choice (Marokey Sawo, Economic Policy Institute)

Significant Events:

  • “Poverty increased sharply last year in the United States, particularly among children, as living costs rose and federal programs that provided aid to families during the pandemic were allowed to expire. The poverty rate rose to 12.4 percent in 2022 from 7.8 percent in 2021, the largest one-year jump on record …. … The increases followed two years of historically large declines in poverty, driven primarily by safety net programs that were created or expanded during the pandemic.” NY Times
  • “More than 5,000 people were killed in Libya after torrential rains caused two dams to burst near the coastal city of Derna, destroying much of the city and carrying entire neighborhoods into the sea, local authorities said on Tuesday.” NY Times
  • “The United Auto Workers union launched a historic strike Friday against all three of Detroit’s biggest automakers after its contracts expired, with the first picket lines beginning at a Ford plant in Wayne, Mich., a General Motors plant in Wentzville, Mo., and a Stellantis plant in Toledo.” Washington Post

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and the Power and Limitations of Umbrella Terms (Kristen Mack, MacArthur Foundation)

The Ghost Workforce the Tech Industry Doesn’t Want You to Think About (Catherine Bracy & Martha Dark, Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Opinion: Trump and his cronies underestimated Fani Willis (Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

Inside Exxon’s Strategy to Downplay Climate Change (Christopher M. Matthews and Collin Eaton, Wall Street Journal)

California Sues Giant Oil Companies, Citing Decades of Deception (David Gelles, NY Times)

Faster disaster: climate change fuels ‘flash droughts’, intense downpours and storms (Andrew King and Andrew Dowdy, The Conversation)