Notable Events of the Week:
- “President Biden, facing a vocal and divided Congress, used his second State of the Union address Tuesday to emphasize popular ideas from job creation to health care, aiming to throw Republicans on the defensive and pitch himself as a friend of ordinary Americans.” Washington Post
- “Two days after a devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed more than 12,000 people [now, reportedly more than 22,000 people] in Turkey and Syria, families huddled in the cold rain, hitching tarps to make improvised tents, resting on bits of furniture pulled from the wreckage and lining up for shoes, blankets — anything available.” NY Times
- “U.S. fighter aircraft, acting on an order from President Biden, downed a Chinese surveillance balloon off the South Carolina coast on Saturday, the Pentagon said, ending what senior administration officials contend was an audacious attempt by Beijing to collect intelligence on sensitive American military sites.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Justice Funders: BREAKING: Just launched at #JFSOTM2023 Shifting Capital and Power to Build the Regenerative Economy: A Just Transition Investment Framework 🆕https://justicefunders.org/JTI-Framework/🆕 How philanthropy can shift capital & power to frontline BIPOC communities building regenerative economies.
- Alex Daniels: New Report on State Charity Regulation Touches Off Debate About What Helps Nonprofits Thrive … [Ed. The referenced Report: The 50-State Index of Charity Regulations.]
- Jeffrey Bradarch: Rather than the question posed here, perhaps we might benefit from asking two other questions: under what conditions do unconditional transfers work? what do we mean by “work”? This piece offers a bit of nuance but the horse-race framing diverts us. Do Handouts Work?
- Paul Caron: 21st Century Churches And Federal Tax Law, by @EllenAprill @LoyolaLawSchool & @NDNonprofitProf @NDLaw http://bit.ly/3X35M4A
- Claire Dunning: My article on race & philanthropy & history is without a paywall right now. No Strings Attached: Philanthropy, Race, and Donor Control From Black Power to Black Lives Matter
- Jeffrey Bradach: Relatedly, @BridgespanGroup colleagues recently wrote about onramps to giving that help people to move more money and to learn faster. Philanthropic Sourcing, Diligence, and Decision Making: An Equity-Oriented Approach
- Nonprofit Quarterly: See what else Chuck Bell has to say in his article, “Eliminating Healthcare Debt: A Liberatory Approach”: https://bit.ly/3Hi525O
- Candid: What’s reasonable compensation for a CEO of a grantmaking organization? David Wolcheck, research manager at Candid, dives into the data from @COF_’s annual survey to spark a conversation about pay differences for executives and staff in the social sector. How do grantmaker CEO salaries compare with other staff?
- Nonprofit Law News: The Fiduciary Duty and Confidentiality Among Umbrella/Master Association and Sub-Association Common Trustees | by @StarkAndStark
- Linda Rosenthal: Charities in the Courtroom 2.2: WW Two Art Claim With a Twist (Part One) [Ed. Also see Part Two also published this week.]
Equity and Justice:
The Meaning of African American Studies (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker)
He said, “The events surrounding George Floyd and the increased awareness and attention paid towards issues of inequity and unfairness and brutality directed towards African Americans caused me to wonder, ‘Would colleges be more receptive to an AP course in this discipline than they were 10 years ago?’ ” It is hard to reconcile that inspiration with the decision to excise almost all mention of Black Lives Matter, intersectionality, police brutality, or any of the litany of issues that shape the experiences of Black people in the United States.
MasterClass: Black History, Black Freedom & Black Love – Part I: The Past (video)
A New Expansion of The 1619 Project (Jake Silverstein, NY Times Magazine)
The 1619 Project – Episode 1: Democracy (video, Hulu)
You People (film, Netflix)
If there are any attorneys or law students who identify as Black, Native Americans, or Pacific Islanders who are interested in nonprofit corporate and tax-exemption laws and who’d like to pursue this area of practice, I’m committing one hour each week to being a resource. Please contact me if I can be of service. 🙏