Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 1/14/24

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:

Opinion: What I Learned About Donor Power From Trying to Hire Nikole Hannah-Jones (Susan King, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

2023 Racial Equity in Lean Foundations (Exponent Philanthropy)

N.Y. state attorney alleges corruption by NRA, leader Wayne LaPierre (Shayna Jacobs, Washington Post)

NRA Trial Day 3: Nonprofit Expert Takes the Stand (NRA Watch) [Ed. Article briefly summarizes some of the points made about nonprofit law by expert witness and fellow nonprofit organizations attorney Jeff Tenenbaum.]

Board Control of a Charity’s Subsidiaries: The Saga of OpenAI (Ellen Aprill, Rose Chan Loui and Jill R. Horwitz, Tax Notes)

Revenue Sharing and a Further Observation on OpenAI’s Joint Venture (darryll k. jones, Nonprofit Law Prof Blog)

Toward a New Philanthropy: Advancing the Genius of Black-Led Change (Lulete Mola, Repa Mekha and Chanda Smith Baker, Nonprofit Quarterly)

Employee vs. Independent Contractor (Wagenmaker & Oberly)

Summer of 2023: FPLG Blog Favorites (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

Exempt Organizations Technical Guide – TG 48: Unrelated Business Income Tax (IRS)

Significant Events:

  • “Billions of people will vote in major elections this year — around half of the global population, by some estimates — in one of the largest and most consequential democratic exercises in living memory. The results will affect how the world is run for decades to come. At the same time, false narratives and conspiracy theories have evolved into an increasingly global menace.” NY Times
  • “The Taiwanese politician Lai Ching-te has for years been reviled by China’s Communist Party as a dangerous foe who, by its account, could drag the two sides into a war by pressing for full independence for his island democracy. Right up to Saturday, when millions of Taiwanese voted for their next president, an official Beijing news outlet warned that Mr. Lai could take Taiwan “on a path of no return.”” NY Times
  • “The global economy will slow in 2024 for the third straight year and appears headed for its weakest half-decade since the early 1990s, the World Bank will say Tuesday in its latest annual forecast.” Washington Post

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

Civil War talk in presidential contest reveals fresh divisions on race (Toluse Olorunnipa, Washington Post)

Racial Justice, Racial Equity, and Anti-Racism Reading List (Harvard Kennedy School)

Companies rush to define DEI (Eleanor Hawkins, Axios)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

Climate Change in the American Mind: Beliefs & Attitudes, Fall 2023: Executive Summary (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication)

World is dangerously close to a global warming limit as 2023 goes down as hottest on record (Angela Dewan, Krystina Shveda and Lou Robinson, CNN)

U.S. cut climate pollution in 2023, but not fast enough to limit global warming (Jeff Brady, NPR)