Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 4/28/24

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:

Opinion: Columbia U.’s Firestorm Is Just the Beginning. Here’s How Philanthropy Can Respond (Manu Meel, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Inconsistent Regulations, Crackdown on Civil Liberties Hinder Nonprofits, Experts Say (Stephanie Beasley, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Net neutrality restored as FCC votes to regulate internet providers (David Hamilton, AP)

Major Overhaul of Federal Grantmaking Practices (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

What you need to know about new overtime rule that will benefit millions (Lauren Kaori Gurley, Washington Post)

Value of a Volunteer Hour: When and Where to Use Wage Replacement Rates (or Not) (Volunteer Commons)

‘DIVEST’: College endowments turn into flash point of student protests (Rachel Siegel, Danielle Douglas-Gabriel and Richard Morgan, Washington Post)

How Movement-Accountable Intermediaries Can Change Philanthropy (Sonya Childress, Sahar Driver, Aldita Amaru Gallardo, Jennie Goldfarb, Allistair Mallilin, Lindley Mease, alicia sanchez gill & angela vo, Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Nonprofits Managing Risk for Youth Programs: Ten Key Compliance Strategies (Doreen Martin and Andrew Steinberg, Venable, JD Supra)

Understanding the Crisis in Institutional Trust (Jacob Harold, Urban Institute)

Significant Events:

  • “The notion that Donald Trump’s supporters believe that he should be able to overthrow the government and get away with it sounds like hyperbole, an absurd and uncharitable caricature of conservative thought. Except that is exactly what Trump’s attorney D. John Sauer argued before the Supreme Court yesterday, taking the position that former presidents have “absolute immunity” for so-called official acts they take in office.” The Atlantic
  • “President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he was immediately rushing badly needed weaponry to Ukraine as he signed into law a $95 billion war aid measure that also included assistance for Israel, Taiwan and other global hot spots. … House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., delayed the aid package for months as members of his party’s far right wing, including Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Thomas Massie of Kentucky, threatened to move to oust him if he allowed a vote to send more assistance to Ukraine.” AP
  • “US college campuses have been a flashpoint for Gaza war protests since Hamas attacked Israel on 7 October, killing about 1,200 people – mostly civilians – and taking 253 others back to Gaza as hostages. Since then more than 34,000 people, most of them women and children, have been killed in Gaza, according to the Hamas-run health ministry. But the past 10 days have seen the most intense and widespread US protests of the past six months.” BBC

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

Are Race-Conscious Scholarships on Their Way Out? (Jeffrey C. Sun and Charles J. Russo, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

The Supreme Court Takes Up Homelessness (The Daily, podcast)

Criminalization of Indigenous Land Defenders on the Rise, Says UN Report (Sarah Sax, Mother Jones)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

Earth Day 2024: We have a triple threat of environmental challenges. Here’s what we can do. (Anne Schrader, Fayetteville Observer)

Opinion: An Octopus Took My Camera, and the Images Changed the Way I See the World (Craig Foster, NY Times)

Climate Doom Is Out. ‘Apocalyptic Optimism’ Is In. (Alexis Soloski, NY Times)