Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 2/11/24

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:

Program Officer John Fetzer: Why Healing Became a Core Part of Our Funding Approach (Northwest Area Foundation)

“That’s where we start our thinking. Too often, people with the ability to make grants think about economics first. How do we build pathways to jobs, or how do we make sure people have a sound education so that they have opportunities? Those are all commendable goals, but to achieve racial justice there is no lasting economic intervention without healing. You may have infrastructure, you may have material things, but you haven’t truly addressed the human component of racial justice.”

How Foundations Can Co-Create Movement Infrastructure (Penn Loh, Nonprofit Quarterly)

As DEI policies come under legal attack, philanthropic donors consider how to adapt (Thalia Beaty AP)

Betting on Migration for Impact (Jason Wendle, Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Climate law renewable credits hit nonprofit roadblock (Brian Dabbs, E&E News)

Final Rule: Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, RIN 1235-AA43 (U.S. Department of Labor) [Ed. This final rule is effective on March 11, 2024.]

Gen Z Is Open to Nonprofit Careers — but on Their Own Terms (Ben Gose, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Recruit New Donors to Turn the Tide for Nonprofits (Kevin Miller, Independent Sector)

GoFundMe says $30 billion has been raised on its crowdfunding and nonprofit giving platforms (Thalia Beaty, AP)

The Governor’s Budget & CA’s Nonprofits (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

Significant Events:

  • “Did Special Counsel Robert Hur cross the line when he attacked President Joe Biden’s mental acuity in a report that was supposed to be about the mishandling of classified documents? Former prosecutors − even some Republicans − say he did that and more.” USA Today
  • “The Internal Revenue Service is fighting back against Republican efforts to shrink its budget with a new study suggesting how extra investment in the agency would collect billions more from the very rich. … The IRS could convert the $80 billion it was allocated under the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act into at least $561 billion in extra taxes collected over the next decade. If that amount is cut $20 billion, however, it cost more than $100 billion in potential revenue, the report claimed.” Washington Post
  • “A vaccine against tuberculosis, the world’s deadliest infectious disease, has never been closer to reality, with the potential to save millions of lives. But its development slowed after its corporate owner focused on more profitable vaccines.” Pro Publica

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

How a liberal billionaire became America’s leading anti-DEI crusader (Elizabeth Dwoskin, Washington Post)

‘Replacement Theory’ Is a Danger to Us All (Douglas Yeung, RAND Blog)

Charlie Chaplin – Final Speech from The Great Dictator (YouTube)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

Why this is one of the planetary shifts scientists are most worried about (Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post)

Climate Change Caused the Storms. Our Failing Infrastructure Made Them Lethal. (Henry Carnell, Mother Jones)

Earth crossed 1.5C of warming this year. Here’s what to know. (Shannon Osaka, Washington Post)