Top 10 Events in 2013


  Top 10

Here is a list of our top 10 events of 2013 affecting the American nonprofit sector:

  1. IRS Exempt Organizations Division controversy
    IRS Issues Initial Report And Action Plan Following Tax Exempt Organization Scandal, Forbes;
    IRS Controversy: scrutiny of tax exempt applications, Independent Sector.
  2. Federal government shutdown
    Government Shutdown Hurting Nonprofits, GuideStar Blog;
    Federal Government Shutdown and Effects on Nonprofits, National Council of Nonprofits.
  3. Affordable Care Act rollout
    Obamacare Rollout, Huffington Post;
    The Affordable Care Act and Charitable Nonprofits – FAQs, National Council of Nonprofits.
  4. Supreme Court decisions paving way for gay marriage
    Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling, NPR;
    IRS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Has Implications for Nonprofits, Leaffer Law.
  5. Snowden/NSA leaks
    10 most shocking NSA revelations of 2013, CNN Money;
    Edward Snowden, after months of NSA revelations, says his mission’s accomplished, Washington Post.
  6. Pope Francis actions signaling a change in the Catholic Church
    Person of the Year, Time;
    Is Pope Francis Bullish on Poverty Eradication and against Capitalism? Nonprofit Quarterly
  7. Death of Nelson Mandela
    The Nonprofit Sector Remembers Nelson Mandela, The Nonprofit Times;
    On Nelson Mandela's Passing, Nonprofit Quarterly.
  8. Malala's advocacy for education and women's rights
    Malala's year: Shot for defying Taliban, now considered for Nobel, L.A. Times;
    Extended Interview: Malala Yousafzai, The Daily Show.
  9. Civil war escalation in Syria
    Crisis in Syria, New York Times;
    The Nonprofit Stake in the Possible U.S. Military Action against Syria, Nonprofit Quarterly.
  10. Federal Food Stamp Program Cut
    Food stamps will get cut by $5 billion this week — and more cuts could follow, Washington Post WonkBlog;
    SNAP (Food Stamps): Facts, Myths and Realities, Feeding America.