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:

  • “The United States is careening toward an urgent financial crisis starting in less than two weeks, as a political standoff on Capitol Hill threatens to shutter the government during a pandemic, delay hurricane aid to millions of Americans and thrust Washington to the precipice of defaulting on its debt.” Washington Post
  • “Threatened by wars, climate change and a continuing pandemic, the world is becoming increasingly divided, the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, warned on Tuesday in a sobering speech that called on nations to act. … “I am here to sound the alarm: The world must wake up,” Mr. Guterres said in the opening address of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, adding that the world faced “the greatest cascade of crises in our lifetimes.”” – NY Times
  • “Immigration and Customs Enforcement has deported about 2,000 migrants in recent days on chartered flights to Haiti as the Biden administration tries to deter more people from rushing to the border. But the authorities have also permitted thousands more to travel to cities across America, where they may live for months or years as they await immigration hearings. … The U.S. special envoy to Haiti has also resigned in protest of mass deportations, two officials said ….” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • For Purpose Law Group: Critical Days of Action for Nonprofit Sector
  • National Council of Nonprofits: The Employee Retention Tax Credit has been a lifeline for thousands of #nonprofits. We urge Congress to extend the ERTC to the 4th quarter of 2021 and beyond to help nonprofits bring employees back to serve our communities. #Relief4Charities https://bit.ly/ertc-letter
  • Philantopic: Funding for #racialequity, justice ‘mismatched’ to need, report finds: Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity found that only 6% of 2018 grant dollars supported racial equity work, only 1% racial justice work http://ow.ly/jFAr30rUOdr @RJGrantmakers #socialjustice #philanthropy
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: At @BeHIPGive’s annual conference, many speakers addressed the state of the #Latinx community and #social justice. Here’s a recap: #HispanicHeritageMonth #LatinxHeritageMonth Latinx Conference Grapples with the Economy, Race, and the Politics of Change
  • Council on Foundations: In a new report about values-aligned philanthropy, the Council identifies eight steps the sector can take to avoid funding hate groups. Visit our website for the report, an accompanying resource hub, and info about our 10/5 webinar. Values-Aligned Philanthropy
  • Teddy Schleifer: Jeff Bezos’s $10 billion philanthropy — the Bezos Earth Fund — is now a lot more public-facing. Now on social @BezosEarthFund and on the World Wide Web. Here’s its manifesto. https://bezosearthfund.org
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: When boards are populated based on technical skills and fundraising abilities, “There is a high risk they are attracting individuals who lack familiarity or insight about the context in which the organization is operating.” — @AnneWallestad (@BoardSource) at #SSIRInstitute [Ed. A follow-up tweet in this thread reads: “Don’t ask who shouldn’t be here, ask yourselves who isn’t at this table and what we’re risking in terms of lost trust, relevance, and insight based on the more limited perspectives that we have present.” The thread also references Anne’s article for SSIR: The Four Principles of Purpose-Driven Board Leadership]
  • Bridgespan Group; Memo Looking for 101 info on #nonprofit board management? We’ve collected useful links that cover topics like how to find a board position, building a board, to being a more effective member. See the resource center here: Nonprofit Board Resource Center
  • Jesse Drucker: 1/ My latest: How accounting giants craft favorable tax rules from inside the government, w/ @dannyhakim (THREAD) NY Times
  • Harvard Business Review: Four critical paths businesses can take to prosper today and win in the future: The Net Positive Manifesto

Racial Equity / BLM:

Border patrol treatment of Haitians recalls dark history for Black Americans (April Ryan, The Grio)

Gwen Ifill Was Right About ‘Missing White Woman Syndrome’ (Charles M. Blow, NY Times)

Native American History (CSPAN Lectures in History)

#EmmysSoWhite: White Actors Sweep the 2021 Emmy Awards (Rebecca Sun, Hollywood Reporter)

Universities Say They Want More Diverse Faculties. So Why Is Academia Still So White? (J. Nathan Matias, Neil Lewis Jr. and Elan Hope, FiveThirtyEight)

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. 🙏