Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 2/25/24

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:

Day of Remembrance (Fred T. Korematsu Institute) [Ed. Statement from President Biden: “On this day in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the forcible incarceration of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent – half of whom were children. It was shameful. Families were separated. Communities were torn apart. People were stripped of their dignity. And the unconstitutional and unconscionable policy was even upheld by the Supreme Court.”]

It was over eight decades ago when the U.S. government put more than 100,000 Japanese immigrants and American citizens of Japanese descent into concentration camps based on their ethnicity, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. That number would grow to 125,000 by the time World War II ended in 1945. Lives were upended, homes were lost, and families uprooted from their communities. The Japanese American Incarceration remains one of the most consequential events in our American story and the repercussions have permeated civil rights, civil liberties and legal debates for decades. And it isn’t a dark part of our history that should be left in the history books. We have seen the same ideology and argument rear its ugly head post-9/11 in the treatment of Muslim Americans, the “Muslim ban” of 2017, and the hate speech and suggested policies that popped up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, targeting various communities based purely on their ethnicity is an important part of our history we should ALL know. 

The 2024 National Study on Donor Advised Funds (DAF Research Collaborative) [Ed. This extensive study tells us more about DAFs not affiliated with commercial investment management companies and little about most of the biggest DAF sponsoring organizations which have such affiliation.]

Most DAF Donors Favor General-Operating Support and Other Surprising Data From a New Report (Rasheeda Childress, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Proposed Regulations on Donor Advised Funds: Take-Aways for Fiscal Sponsorship (Andrew Schulz, Shirley McLaughlin, Adler & Colvin)

Board Member Casting Call (Al Cantor, Alan Cantor Consulting)

Inclusive Board Meetings (Katie Smith Milway & Susan Wolf Ditkoff, Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Board Chair & Chief Executive Partnership (BoardSource)

Former NRA leader Wayne LaPierre found liable in case on lavish spending (Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post)

Expenses Fraud in the Charitable Sector (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

Are Hospitals, Educational Institutions, and Religious Organizations Exempt from Charitable Solicitation Registration? (Karen I. Wu, Perlman + Perlman)

Significant Events:

  • Ignoring Warnings, G.O.P. Trumpeted Now-Discredited Allegation Against Biden Republicans in Congress built their impeachment case against President Biden around a bribery accusation that the F.B.I. had warned them was uncorroborated. … Last week, a federal grand jury in California indicted the former F.B.I. informant who had made the accusation, Alexander Smirnov, on charges that he had fabricated the story in 2020 to help defeat Mr. Biden in the presidential campaign.” NY Times
  • Supreme Court Won’t Hear New Case on Race and School Admissions The decision, along with an order this month declining to block West Point’s admissions program, suggests that most justices are not eager to immediately explore the limits of its ruling from June.” NY Times
  • “Trump, meanwhile, was calling himself “the best friend gun owners have ever had in the White House.” As president, he briefly considered tightening background checks in 2019 after gunmen in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, killed 31 people over one August weekend. Then, under pressure from the National Rifle Association, he scrapped that idea, saying, “A lot of the people who put me where I am are strong supporters of the Second Amendment.” These days, he boasted about doing nothing — literally, the pastor lamented.” Washington Post

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

Smithsonian Latino museum sued over internship’s ‘pro-Latino discrimination’ (Julian Mark, Washington Post)

As DEI gets more divisive, companies are ditching their teams (Taylor Telford, Washington Post)

Location, location, location: The impact of place on racial equity (JP Julien, Robert Fusaro, Lucia Rahilly, McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

What is climate change? A really simple guide (BBC News)

From forests to futures: how Natural Climate Solutions are changing lives around the world (Giulia Carbone, World Economic Forum)

Trump Allies Plan to Gut Climate Research if He Is Reelected (Scott Waldman & E&E News, Scientific American)