Curated Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 9/3/23

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:

Western Banks Help Fund Blacklisted Oligarch’s Charity (Monika Pronczuk and Valerie Hopkins, NY Times)

Why All of Us Need to Give to Nonprofit News Outlets (Brian Rule, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Charities could lead a new golden age of civic society (Camilla Cavendish, Financial Times)

Putting Purpose First: Nonprofit Board Leadership Today (BoardSource) [Ed. I will be highlighting this important resource at my talk on Governance on Screen at the NAAG/NASCO 2023 Annual Charities Conference and Dani Robbins of BoardSource will be discussing it in detail immediately after.]

Equitable Evaluation in Practice: Towards More Inclusive, Just, and People-Centered Practices (Ana Jackson, Jessica Mindnich, and Sonia Moldovan, Center for Effective Philanthropy)

Black Philanthropy Month: Interview With Two Black Feminist Philanthropic Leaders (Global Fund for Women)

As the Opioid Crisis Rips Across America, Where Is Philanthropy? (Connie Matthiessen, Inside Philanthropy)

Reading List: Leading Through Change (Stanford Social Innovation Review) [Ed. This list of resources also serves as preview of the upcoming 2023 Nonprofit Management Institute.]

Current Thoughts on Founder’s Syndrome (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

California Rushing Bill Impacting Nonprofit & Consumer Data (Richard Lever, Nonprofit Times)

Significant Events:

  • “Many of the aquifers that supply 90 percent of the nation’s water systems, and which have transformed vast stretches of America into some of the world’s most bountiful farmland, are being severely depleted. These declines are threatening irreversible harm to the American economy and society as a whole.” NY Times
  • “You probably haven’t heard of Azerbaijan’s brutality toward an ethnic Armenian enclave called Nagorno-Karabakh, but it deserves scrutiny. The former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno Ocampo, whom I got to know years ago when he sought accountability for the genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region, now describes what is happening in Nagorno-Karabakh in a similar fashion.” NY Times
  • “In the aftermath of extreme weather events, major insurers are increasingly no longer offering coverage that homeowners in areas vulnerable to those disasters need most.” Washington Post

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

They invest in Black women. A lawsuit claims it’s discrimination. (Taylor Telford, NY Times)

War Against the Children (Zach Levitt, Yuliya Parshina-Kottas, Simon Romero and Tim Wallace, NY Times)

Native American Genocide: Crystal Echo Hawk Sheds a Light on Indian Boarding Schools (Glamour)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

What Your Insurer Is Trying to Tell You About Climate Change (Juliette Kayyem, The Atlantic)

Can Plastic Recycling Ever Really Work? (Susan Shain, NY Times)

Modern slavery: Pakistan’s latest climate change curse (Shehryar Fazli, Al Jazeera)