Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 6/2/24

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:

A New Chapter in BoardSource’s Evolution: A Shift Towards Community (Monika Kalra Varma, BoardSource) [Ed. Disclosure: I’m a board member of BoardSource and very grateful and impressed with the entire team for developing and adopting this new theory of change and shift towards community engagement.]

New Bills Raise Concerns for Philanthropy (Council on Foundations)

Are Donor-Advised Funds Facilitating Anonymous Giving to Politically Engaged Charities? (Helen Flannery and Brian Mittendorf, Fisher College of Business Working Paper Forthcoming, SSRN)

Nonprofit Leadership Transitions: Four Ways Funders Can Support Leaders of Color (Nate Wong, Carmita Semaan, Dorothy Jones, Grace Nguyen, Bridgespan Group)

Home Stretch: Nonprofit Advocacy on 2024-25 CA Budget (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

Economic Policy Institute – About

Opinion: Melinda French Gates: The Enemies of Progress Play Offense. I Want to Help Even the Match. (Melinda French Gates, NY Times)

John Arnold Tweet: “In wake of George Floyd’s murder, there was an outpouring of contributions to racial equity orgs. Today, most funders have returned to their previous giving patterns, creating a mess for nonprofits that assumed this funding would sustain. Philanthropy’s response to the moment misunderstood how change happens. ….”

How Lawyers Can Help Communities Prepare for Disaster: An Interview with Verna Williams (Aliston Stine, Nonprofit Quarterly)

2024 Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Awards Announced (American Bar Association Business Law Section) [Ed. Congratulations to award recipients Karin Kunstler Goldman, Morgen Cheshire, Nishka Chandrasoma, Roger Colinvaux, and Elizabeth Leiserson!]

Significant Events:

  • “A New York jury on Thursday found Donald Trump guilty on 34 counts of falsifying business records to conceal a hush money payment to an adult-film actress, delivering a historic verdict that could shape the November election and that makes Trump the first former U.S. president convicted of a crime.” Washington Post
  • “President Biden, in a major shift pressed by his advisers and key allies, has authorized Ukraine to conduct limited strikes inside Russia with American-made weapons, opening what could well be a new chapter in the war for Ukraine, U.S. officials said on Thursday. … White House officials insisted, however, that the authorization extended only to what they characterized as acts of self-defense ….” NY Times
  • “As crypto cash floods Washington, Congress eyes gentler regulations Major crypto firms are fighting to remake federal law with an expensive lobbying campaign that has left no part of American politics untouched.” Washington Post

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

How Four Black Women Changed Labor Organizing Forever (Keith Kelleher, Forge)

Today, ‘disability justice is reproductive justice’ — but that hasn’t always been the case (The 19th)

The New York Times Launches New Series on Asian American and Pacific Islander Impact on Popular Culture (NY Times)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

Bill McKibben Thinks Climate Change Is The Key To A Biden Win In November (Steve Hanley, Clean Technica)

Why young Americans are pushing for climate change to be taught in schools (Laura Barrón-López and Andrew Corkery, PBS News)

Washington State Has Been Sitting on a Secret Weapon Against Climate Change (Natalia Mesa, Atlantic)