Curated Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 9/24/23

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:

Anti-affirmative action group, emboldened by US Supreme Court, targets scholarships (Joseph Ax, Reuters)

How Nonprofits Can Keep Strategy Front and Center (Alan Cantor, Harvard Business Review)

Voter Registration Revisited (Bolder Advocacy, AFJ)

Charity Fraud & Ballpark Hotdogs: An Update (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

The Philanthropic Collaborative Landscape (Bridgespan Group)

How foundations can use impact investments to leverage their grant capital (Stacey Faella, ImpactAlpha)

Mitigating Risks When Using ChatGPT (Amy Hooper, TechSoup)

Scott Ranch Saved By Petaluma City Council Approval (Greg Colvin,

The Simple Nudge That Raised Median Donations by 80% (Ron Lieber, NY Times)

TEGE Exempt Organizations Council [Ed. Includes some great resources for nonprofit and exempt organizations attorneys.]

Significant Events:

  • “The looming federal shutdown poses a new threat to American households, whose budgets are already facing pressure from higher gas prices, imminent student loan payments and depleting pandemic savings.” Washington Post
  • “Twenty men have served as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs since the position was created after World War II. Until Milley, none had been forced to confront the possibility that a president would try to foment or provoke a coup in order to illegally remain in office. A plain reading of the record shows that in the chaotic period before and after the 2020 election, Milley did as much as, or more than, any other American to defend the constitutional order, to prevent the military from being deployed against the American people, and to forestall the eruption of wars with America’s nuclear-armed adversaries.” The Atlantic
  • More Americans than ever are dying from fentanyl overdoses as the fourth wave of the opioid epidemic crashes through every community, in every corner of the country. … That year [2021], the US witnessed a grim milestone: for the first time ever, drug overdoses killed more than 100,000 people across the country in one single year. Of those deaths, more than 66% were tied to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin.” BBC

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

Ten Ways Billionaires Avoid Taxes on an Epic Scale (Paul Kiel, Pro Publica)

Conservative Groups Targeting Corporate DE&I Programs (Matt Gonzales, SHRM)

60 Years After March on Washington, America’s Progress Hinges on Liberating Black Women (Arndrea Waters King and Jennifer Jones Austin, Time)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

Window to reach climate goals ‘rapidly closing’, UN report warns (United Nations)

A climate scientist on how to recognize the new climate change denial (Avishay Artsy, Vox)

How Do We Feel About Global Warming? It’s Called Eco-Anxiety. (Jason Horowitz, NY Times)