Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 3/31/24

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:

Should We Put Out a Statement? (Seth Chalmer, Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Unlocking the impact of funding on nonprofit advocacy (Mirae Kim, Heather MacIndoe, and Lewis Faulk, Independent Sector)

The Cost of Going Green for Nonprofits (Alison Stine, Nonprofit Quarterly)

Trump-Era Tax Cuts Contributed to a Decline in Higher Ed Giving (Jin Lee, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

SAFE SPACE Challenges Constitutionality of 501(c)(3) Political Activity Restrictions (darryll k. jones, Nonprofit Law Prof Blog)

Title IX and Tax-Exempt Status: Fourth Circuit Holds That 501(c)(3) Status Is Not Federal Financial Assistance (Janice Gregerson, Grace Lee, Caryn Pass, Ashley Sykes, Venable LLP, JD Supra)

Innovative Philanthropy: Beyond Traditional Grantmaking (Matthew F. Erskine,

Historicizing Ackman: Searching For Precedents Of The Higher Education “Donor Revolt” (John Thelin and Richard Trollinger, HistPhil)

Moving from Words to Actions: How can nonprofits prepare their staff to have hard conversations about race? (Mercedes Brown, Building Movement Project)

Pittsburgh Tax Review: Vol 21, No 1 (2023): The Federal Income Tax: Racially Blind but Not Racially Neutral [Ed. Several articles of interest here, including the Foreward: Illusion of Neutrality: There’s More Than Math and Money in Tax (Alice G. Abreu).]

Significant Events:

  • “As American ships were crossing the Atlantic to build a humanitarian pier in Gaza, American diplomats withheld their veto when the UN Security Council voted on March 25th for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas during the month of Ramadan, which ends on April 9th. America’s dispatch of ships and this diplomatic rebuke reflect the growing frustration of President Joe Biden’s administration with Israel’s conduct of the war as well as wider concerns that many of Gaza’s 2.2m inhabitants will starve unless they get urgent aid.” Economist
  • “In the four years since the pandemic closed schools, U.S. education has struggled to recover on a number of fronts, from learning loss, to enrollment, to student behavior. But perhaps no issue has been as stubborn and pervasive as a sharp increase in student absenteeism, a problem that cuts across demographics and has continued long after schools reopened.” NY Times
  • “Health care is one of the few major issues that more voters say they trust Biden than Trump to handle, according to national media polls. And Trump has ensured that voters will see a clear choice on the issue by renewing his pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act passed under Obama, which now provides health insurance to more than 45 million people.” Atlantic

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

The Brutality of Sugar: Debt, Child Marriage and Hysterectomies (Megha Rajagopalan and Qadri Inzamam, NY Times; Photographs and video by Saumya Khandelwal)

IPLC: The acronym that is keeping Indigenous advocates up at night (Anita Hofschneider, Grist)

Long-Standing Federal And State Laws Protect And Help People With Disabilities (Diane Winiarski, Forbes)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

Opinion: Extreme heat is the silent assassin of climate change (Jagan Chapagain, Al Jazeera)

Homeowners in these U.S. cities face the greatest threat from climate change (Jeremy Tanner, The Hill)

EPA sets strict emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses in bid to fight climate change (Matthew Daly and Tom Krisher, AP)