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:

They Could Decide the 2024 Election. If They Vote. (Marcela Valdes, NY Times)

Supreme Court offers possible road map for schools to diversify top programs (Laura Meckler and Karina Elwood, Washington Post)

The Verdict Against Former NRA Leader Wayne LaPierre Explained (Sarah Webber and Elizabeth Schmidt, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

The IRS May Have Investigated the NRA, Document Suggests. What Happened? (Will Van Sant, The Trace)

Payment Diversion Fraud in the Charitable Sector (Linda Rosenthal, For Purpose Law Group)

Elon Musk Sues OpenAI and Sam Altman for Violating the Company’s Principles (Adam Satariano, Cade Metz and Tripp Mickle, NY Times)

The Big Questions Raised by Elon Musk’s Lawsuit Against OpenAI (Ephrat Livni, Lauren Hirsch, Sarah Kessler and Michael J. de la Merced, NY Times)

Nonprofits Operating Abroad: Five Key Compliance Strategies (Venable)

Litigating A Path To Progress: Nonprofit Advocacy Through The Courts (Michael Lukens, Blue Avocado)

Five Questions to Ensure Every Board Member’s Voice Is Heard (Katie Smith Milway and Susan Wolf Ditkoff, Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Significant Events:

  • “They went out by the thousands, camping overnight along a coastal road in the cold Gaza night, huddled together by small fires, waiting for supplies to come so they could feed their families. …. What they encountered was death and injury by the hundreds, according to witnesses and a doctor who treated the wounded, as Israeli forces opened fire toward desperate Palestinians who surged forward when aid trucks finally arrived before dawn on Thursday.” NY Times
  • “Today, McConnell surrendered to Trump. The Republican leader announced that he will step down from his leadership post in November, meaning that if Trump wins the presidential election, as he currently seems favored to do, he’ll have a Senate Republican leader in place more ready to work with him.” The Atlantic
  • “It is testimony to the intractable nature of America’s fentanyl epidemic that officials measure progress not in falling numbers of deaths, but in a slowing rate of growth. After a decade of horrifying ascent, the administration of President Joe Biden points out, the yearly number of fatal overdoses appears at last to be slowing to a gentle climb …. The figure for 2022 was just 5% higher than that of 2021. That still leaves fentanyl and other synthetic opioids like it killing some 75,000 people a year—more than double the figure of 2019. But in the fight against the deadliest narcotic in American history, that is what passes for success.” The Economist

Equity and Justice Related Articles & Resources:

Philanthropy Must Play An Active Role in Reparations for Black People (NCRP)

HHS Office for Civil Rights Delivers Annual Reports to Congress on HIPAA Compliance and Breaches of Unsecured Protected Health Information (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) 2024 National Conference (GEO)

Climate Change Articles & Resources:

Climate change is throwing the water cycle into chaos across the U.S. (Denise Chow and Evan Bush, NBC News)

A New Way to Make CFOs Care About Climate Change (Justin Worland, Time)

How Hollywood Is Crafting A New Climate Change Narrative (Melissa Jun Rowley, Rolling Stone)