Here is a list of our top 10 events of 2013 affecting the American nonprofit sector:
- 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.
- Federal government shutdown
Government Shutdown Hurting Nonprofits, GuideStar Blog;
Federal Government Shutdown and Effects on Nonprofits, National Council of Nonprofits.
- Affordable Care Act rollout
Obamacare Rollout, Huffington Post;
The Affordable Care Act and Charitable Nonprofits – FAQs, National Council of Nonprofits.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Death of Nelson Mandela
The Nonprofit Sector Remembers Nelson Mandela, The Nonprofit Times;
On Nelson Mandela's Passing, Nonprofit Quarterly.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.