Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 1/28/24

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:

Who are No Labels’ donors? Democratic groups file complaints in an attempt to find out (Brian Slodysko and Jonathan J. Cooper, AP)

End Citizens United Request for Investigation into No Labels’ Tax-Exempt Status (End Citizens United) [Ed. The request is made to the IRS Exempt Organizations Division Director and provides that the facts strongly suggest that No Labels, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, is operating in substantial part to sustain the political fortunes of the No Labels Party .]

What Can Art Teach Us about Climate Change? (Alison Stine, Nonprofit Quarterly)

Investing in Systems Change Capacity (Susan Misra & Marissa Guerrero, Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Generative AI Is All About the Money (Jim Fruchterman, Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Inside the Heritage Foundation’s Plans for ‘Institutionalizing Trumpism’ (Lulu Garcia-Navarro, NY Times)

Reshaping Charity Channels: How Assets Flow into and out of Donor-Advised Funds (Helen Flannery and Brian Mittendorf, SSRN)

The 3 Elements of Trust (Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, Harvard Business Review)

The 23 exemptions from the Corporate Transparency Act’s beneficial ownership information reporting requirement (Sandra Feldman, Wolters Kluwer) [Ed. Among the exemptions are certain tax-exempt entities, including those exempt under 501(c)(3), and their wholly owned subsidiaries. See 31 USC §5336(a)(11)(B).]

Philanthropy in America Is Broken (Michael Mechanic, Mother Jones)

Significant Events:

  • “President Biden fought on Friday to save a bipartisan immigration deal from collapse in Congress, vowing to shut down the border if the plan became law even as the Republican speaker pronounced it dead on arrival in the House.” NY Times
  • “The new year has brought no respite from tensions over Taiwan. On January 13th its people elected an independence-minded candidate, William Lai Ching-te, as their next president, infuriating China. Two days later it was China’s turn, with its officials announcing that little Nauru was cutting ties with Taiwan in favour of China. On January 24th the us navy sent a warship through the Taiwan Strait, which China described as a “provocative act”. Amid this drama a new diplomatic battle is intensifying that risks setting the stage for war.” The Economist
  • “A federal court jury awarded a total of $83.3 million in damages to E. Jean Carroll for defamatory comments Donald Trump made about her as president in 2019, remarks attacking her character that kicked off years of threats and harassment from the former president’s supporters.” Washington Post

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

Opinion: Critics of D.E.I. Forget That It Works (Caroline Elkins, Frances Frei and Anne Morriss, NY Times)

‘America Is Under Attack’: Inside the Anti-D.E.I. Crusade (Nicholas Confessore, NY Times)

The American Museum of Natural History to Close Exhibits Displaying Native American Belongings (Logan Jaffe and Mary Hudetz, Pro Publica)

21 Bodycam Videos Caught the NYPD Wrongly Arresting Black Kids on Halloween. Why Can’t the Public See the Footage? (Eric Umansky, Pro Publica)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

‘We’re All Climate Economists Now’ (Lydia DePillis, NY Times)

Opinion: A dry Panama Canal shows how climate change will scramble globalization (Editorial Board, Washington Post)

Science vs. social media: Why climate change denial still thrives online (Jessica Guynn, USA Today)