Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week.

Notable Events of the Week:

  • “A mass grave containing the remains of 215 children has been found in Canada at a former residential school set up to assimilate indigenous people.” BBC
  • “Now, in a striking intervention, more than 100 scholars of democracy have signed a new public statement of principles that seeks to make the stakes unambiguously, jarringly clear: On the line is nothing less than the future of our democracy itself.” Washington Post
  • “Not only were people who already had guns buying more, but people who had never owned one were buying them too. New preliminary data from Northeastern University and the Harvard Injury Control Research Center show that about a fifth of all Americans who bought guns last year were first-time gun owners. … In all, the data found that 39 percent of American households own guns. That is up from 32 percent in 2016 ….” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Philip Hackney: Just posted a draft article on SSRN: Dark Money Darker: IRS Shutters Collection of Donor Data. Forthcoming in 25 Fla. Tax Rev. __ (2021). Argues IRS should again collect donor data on Sched B. Appreciate comments on this draft.
  • Charles Keidan: Climate change will dominate philanthropy over the next 25 years. One of the standout findings from from our @Alliancemag readers poll Alliance
  • Glenn Gamboa: Where did the billions pledged for #racialjustice after George Floyd’s death go? @AP and Chronicle of @philanthropy team up to for a series to show how some of the money reached communities. #philanthropy A year later, racial reckoning yields uncertainty in giving AP
  • Douglas A. Blackmon: Actually no surprise that the architect of @UNC’s deplorable treatment of @nhannahjones is Arkansas newspaper magnate Walter Hussman. But PREPOSTEROUS to call him an advocate for balanced/non-political news. He’s been a mini-Rupert Murdoch for 40 yrs. 1/5
  • Gene: Fiscal Year 2019 Statistical Trends Review of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division (May 3, 2021) | 1.76M exempt orgs overseen, 101,880 EO determination letter requests processed (average processing time 169 days)
  • Fund for Shared Insight: “Representation matters, and so does feedback, but unless organizations approach both with an equity mindset, they won’t adequately address longstanding inequities or correct power imbalances,” @Rick_Moyers via @BoardSource on “Building the Boards We Need
  • Nonprofit Times: Term limits for #nonprofit #board members may not be the perfect solution in every case — and might create their own issues — but the benefits of term limits far outweigh the challenges, according to a new book – http://ow.ly/l24v50F0qi2 #nonprofits #charity #HR #management
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: MacKenzie Scott’s big-dollar giving is helping many more people than first reported. (Free with email sign up) CoP
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Key lessons from @WeAreDAWI on how to operate #nonprofits democratically: https://bit.ly/3fKPXgA #cooperatives [Ed. Thoughtful and compelling lessons, but they need to be examined critically and carefully before any decisions on replicating the discussed strategies.]
  • Jeffrey Bradach: Nonprofit Quarterly⁩ is must read. Articles & podcast will push your thinking. Probes deep questions w radical imagination & real possibilities. TY @cyndisuarez @JeanneBellNP ⁦⁦@tinyspark_org @Steve_NPQ & team for great work.

Black Lives Matter:

What the Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed (Yuliya Parshina-Kottas, Anjali Singhvi, Audra D.S. Burch, Troy Griggs, Mika Gröndahl, Lingdong Huang, Tim Wallace, Jeremy White and Josh Williams, NY Times)

Tulsa, 100 Years Later (Karen Grigsby Bates, Code Switch)

The Women Who Preserved the Story of the Tulsa Race Massacre (Victor Luckerson, The New Yorker)

His arrest sparked the Tulsa Race Massacre. Then Dick Rowland disappeared. (DeNeen L. Brown, Washington Post)

How The Tulsa Race Massacre Caused Decades of Harm (Jeremy Cook, Jason Long, The Atlantic)