Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 4/14/24

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:

Nonprofit Champion | April 8, 2024 (National Council of Nonprofits)

Last week, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its major rewrite of the Uniform Guidance, the set of common rules governing most federal grantmaking to charitable nonprofits, state, local, and Tribal governments, and others. The reforms correct longstanding challenges in the government grants process that have limited nonprofit effectiveness, discouraged qualified organizations from seeking and performing under federal grants, and wasted billions of dollars and countless hours in needlessly complex application and reporting requirements. Of particular note, the revised Guidance raises the de minimis indirect cost rate that governments using federal funds must pay to every grantee 15% (up from 10%), removes multiple barriers to accessing federal grant funding, mandates streamlining and simplifying of Notices of Funding Opportunities (requests for proposals), raises the Single Audit threshold to $1 million, and more. The changes go into effect on October 1, 2024. This new resources from the National Council of Nonprofits, OMB Uniform Guidance Final Rule, highlights the key provisions affecting charitable nonprofits working with governments at all levels.

TEGE EO Council Submits Comments in Response to IR-2023-171 [Ed. “The TEGE EO Council’s response, submitted Friday March 29, states the case for priority action in a 24-page report documenting an increasing number of software issues and pleading for application of the IRS’s Inflation Reduction Act funding toward solutions to efficiently serve the tax-exempt sector’s needs.”]

Final CA Crowdfunding Regulations – At Last! (Linda Rosenthal,For Purpose Law Group)

Opinion: Equity Advocates Harm Their Cause When They Insist on a Raised Fist, Not an Extended Hand (Eboo Patel, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Donor Revolt for Charity Reform calls to end donation ‘warehousing’ (Candid, Philanthropy News Digest)

Nonprofit Corporations & Politics: The Entity/Coordination Tension (Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, SSRN)

NIL Collective Denied Tax Exemption, IRS Disavows Prior Rulings to the Contrary (darryll k. jones, Nonprofit Law Prof Blog)

Nonprofit Theaters Are in Trouble. Lawmakers Are Proposing Help. (Michael Paulson, NY Times)

National Sciences Academy Asks Court to Strip Sackler Name From Endowment (Christina Jewett, NY Times)

What the Youth Climate Justice Movement Needs from Philanthropy (Sim Bilal and Esme Hyatt, Nonprofit Quarterly)

Significant Events:

  • “Iran has launched about 200 drones, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles toward Israel, Israel Defense Forces spokesman Daniel Hagari said. The ongoing barrage is the first full-scale military attack by Tehran against Israel. Israel and its allies are intercepting the strikes, but a number of Iranian missiles fell inside Israeli territory, causing minor damage to a military base. A young girl was injured in the attack, Hagari said.” Washington Post
  • “A near-total abortion ban slated to go into effect in the coming weeks in Arizona is expected to have a seismic impact on the politics of the battleground state, testing the limits of Republican support for abortion restrictions and putting the issue front and center in November’s election. Arizona’s conservative Supreme Court on Tuesday revived a near-total ban on abortion, invoking an 1864 law that forbids the procedure except to save a mother’s life and punishes providers with prison time.” Washington Post
  • “Jennifer and James Crumbley, who were convicted of involuntary manslaughter for failing to prevent their teenage son from killing four fellow students in the deadliest school shooting in Michigan’s history, were each sentenced on Tuesday to 10 to 15 years in prison. Their separate jury trials ended in guilty verdicts in February and March, making them the first parents in the country to be convicted over the deaths caused by their child in a mass shooting.” NY Times

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

The backlash against diversity, equity and inclusion in business is in full force − but myths obscure the real value of DEI (Adia Harvey Wingfield, Conversation)

Anti-DEI Efforts Are the Latest Attack on Racial Equity and Free Speech (Leah Watson, ACLU)

Environmental Protection Agency Limits Pollution From Chemical Plants (Lisa Friedman, NY Times)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

UN climate chief presses for faster action, says humans have 2 years left ‘to save the world’ (Seth Borenstein and Jamey Keaten, AP)

The Flooding Will Come “No Matter What” (Abrahm Lustgarten, Pro Publica)

Higher ed has role to play in climate change solutions (Darrin Magee, Seattle Times)