The moral of the story: we are all stressed, we are probably all over-worked, and it's just a bit too much. So, let's take it back a notch and find ways to be grateful for each other.
Turkey Day Mini-Sode
Some quick thanksgiving reflections and Brittny and Nia's version of Jimmy Fallon's Thank You Notes.
We can’t talk about boards in 2020 without discussing the quest for increased diversity. But are most boards actually ready for diversity in a way that won’t result in tokenism? Resources:From Nonprofit AF: Why we need to drop 100% board giving.
Brittny and Nia go over the election results, including the Colorado Ballot Measures, and give ideas of where we go from here. ResourcesJohn Oliver Calls Out Aggressive Trump Campaign Emails from Yahoo NewsTrump Fundraising for Legal Challenges and Paying Down Debt from Wall Street Journal
Political Dark Money in Nonprofits
Brittny and Nia uncover a sneaky little way that some folks are using nonprofits to get more dark money into US politics. ResourcesProPublica Article: How the IRS Gave Up Fighting Political Dark Money GroupsColorado Sun Article with Nia: This election is so anxiety-inducing that Coloradans are booking therapy sessionsUrban Institute: 501c4s that AREN'T political
Media Coverage of Nonprofits
Brittny and Nia are seeing more and more media coverage of the dire situation that nonprofits are in, including making predictions about year-end fundraising. Is it actually helping the sector? ResourcesUSA Today Article: "Nonprofits face grim outlook as worried Americans cut back on donations during COVID-19 pandemic"Denver Post Article: "Colorado Nonprofits anxious about crucial fall fundraising"Cal-wood Education Center
TNR Voter Guide
Brittny and Nia break down the ballot initiatives on the Colorado Ballot this November. Amendment B: Gallagher Amendment/Property Tax ReductionAmendment C: Charitable GamingAmendment 76: Voter CitizenshipProp 113: National Popular VoteProp 114: Gray WolvesProp 116: Income Tax ReductionProp 117: Enterprise FeesProp 118: Paid Family Leave InsuranceProp EE: Tobacco Tax