Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 6/16/24

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:

Here We Go Again (and Again and Again): Let’s Stop Looking for the One ‘New Approach’ to Philanthropy (Phil Buchanan, Center for Effective Philanthropy) [Ed. This excellent response was to the following article published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review: Where Strategic Philanthropy Went Wrong (Mark Kramer & Steve Phillips)].

Rules of the Game: Tax Law and Elections with Erin Bradrick (Alliance for Justice)

Johnson Amendment Fifth Morsel: A Bit More About Ballot Measures (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

Eleventh Circuit: Grant Program for Black Female Entrepreneurs is Likely Unlawful (Emily Cuneo Desmedt and Stephanie Schuster, Morgan Lewis)

Philanthropy’s New Voice: Building Trust With Deeper Stories and Clear Language (Council on Foundations) [Ed. This important resource may be downloaded from the linked site.]

Opinion: Expected SCOTUS Decisions Could Endanger Domestic Violence Victims. Where’s Philanthropy? (Brett J. Barnes, Chronicle of Philanthropy) [Ed. See also this recent post from Trinity Salazar, Gender-Based Violence and Firearms.]

The Federal Tax Benefits for Nonprofit Hospitals (Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget) [Ed. But also see Threatening Nonprofit Hospital Tax Exemption: A Better Path Forward (Jill R. Horwitz)]

Taking Action on Board Diversity: Five Questions to Get You Started (BoardSource) [Ed. This important resource may be downloaded from this site.]

Are MacKenzie Scott grant recipients poised for impact in this fiscal landscape? (Gabrielle Fitzgerald, Alliance)

AB 488 Online Filing Available (Shirley McLaughlin and Emily Chan, Adler & Colvin) [Ed. These new filings are applicable to charitable fundraising platforms and platform charities covered by new California laws and regulations.]

Significant Events:

  • “The Supreme Court on Friday struck down a ban on bump stocks enacted by the Trump administration after a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017. The decision, by a vote of 6 to 3, split along ideological lines. … [I]t is one of several cases this term seeking to undercut the power of administrative agencies.” NY Times
  • “The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to limit access to a widely used abortion medication, rejecting a challenge from antiabortion doctors two years after the court’s conservative majority overturned Roe v. Wade on procedural grounds.” Washington Post
  • Convictions of Biden’s Son and Trump Put the Justice System on Trial But despite the partisan roar, two juries appeared to seriously weigh the evidence and deliver verdicts. The system seemed to work as it is supposed to.” NY Times

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

Plastic’s Influence on Environmental Racism (Alex Paul, Sierra Club)

The Global Plastics Treaty and “Plastics Justice”—A Primer (Earth Law Center)

People with disabilities must be included in climate planning and responses, say Harvard researchers (Rachelk Reed, Harvard Law Today)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

The Plastics We Breathe (Simon Ducroquet and Shannon Osaka, Washington Post)

Plastics and Climate Change (Geneva Environment Network)

The Faith Factor in Climate Change: How Religion Impacts American Attitudes on Climate and Environmental Policy (Public Religion Research Institute)