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:
- “With little sign of diplomatic progress, and rhetoric reminiscent of the Cold War, Russia on Tuesday announced a flurry of military drills across its vast territory, spanning from the Pacific Ocean to its western flank around Ukraine. … The announcement, which followed a series of military moves made by the United States and NATO aimed at deterring a Russian incursion into Ukraine, demonstrated the vast reach of the Russian forces and were carried out by units positioned to the north, south and east of Ukraine.” NY Times
- “The White House is planning a fast, aggressive effort to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court by the end of February and confirm her swiftly thereafter, reflecting the high stakes of the campaign and the pressure to move quickly in today’s polarized environment.” Washington Post
- “By infecting so many people, Omicron undoubtedly brings us closer to the end of the pandemic, they said. The current surge in infections is falling back, and there is reason to hope that hospitalizations and deaths will follow. … In any case, it is not likely that the coronavirus will ever completely disappear, many scientists said, and herd immunity is now just a dream. The population’s immunity against the virus will be imperfect, for a variety of reasons.” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Center for Effective Philanthropy: “It should be obvious that ‘who’ is doing a job or playing a leadership role informs how the job is done.” Don’t miss this piece from @AnneWallestad on the CEP blog. When it Comes to Boards, “Who” Matters
- Rhodri Davies: If you fancy a bit of future-gazing, I’ve just done a piece for @Alliancemag on “What’s Ahead for Philanthropy in 2022 & Beyond?” (Based in part on recent predictions episode of @Phil_isms_pod & talk I gave for @philea_eu & #PEXCommunity last week).
- Drew Lindsay: This is a glimpse into how the country’s polarization is influencing giving — and the everyday work of fundraising. Thanks to everyone who gave up their time to talk about it. Donations in the Balance: Fundraising in the Age of Polarization [Ed. Behind the Chronicle’s subscription paywall.]
- Joe Mead: Here’s @AFJBeBold’s guide for 501(c)(3) nonprofits on judicial nominations.
- Ellen Aprill: Perhaps a good time for a reminder: Taking positions on U.S. Supreme Court nominees is considered lobbying, not campaign intervention for a 501(c)(3) and thus permissible within its applicable lobbying limits.
- Gene: Nonprofit Standards: A Benchmarking Survey – Nonprofit Industry Overview from @BDONonprofit (targeted at larger nonprofits – 77% of survey respondents with annual budgets > $25M)
- Nonprofit Quarterly: Social #justice is about transforming power: Into the Fire: Lessons from Movement Conflicts
- Stacy Palmer: Analysis | A Red Cross hack is victimizing the most vulnerable [Ed. From this article: “The breach compromised the personal information of more than 500,000 recipients of Red Cross assistance, including victims of war and violence ….”]
- Nicholas Kulish: The Gates Foundation announces a new governing board this morning, but how much will really change?
- Adler Colvin: New blog post by Eric Gorovitz: “California State Nonprofit Security Grants Program Offers Support for Nonprofits at Risk of Hate-Motivated Violence” [Ed. Tom Silk, a pioneer in the area the nonprofit and exempt organizations law and founder of Adler & Colvin (formerly, Silk, Adler & Colvin), passed away earlier this week. Tom introduced me to the area of nonprofit law when I was a grad student 25 years ago. May he rest in peace and power.]
Racial Equity / BLM:
Opinion: #MitchPlease, Black Americans are Americans (Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post)
I, Too (Langston Hughes)
Climate change, Indigenous community and ESG (Mark Trahant, Indian Country Today)
N.Y. enacts ‘groundbreaking’ law to change how Asian American populations are counted (Sakshi Venkatraman, NBC News)
A whiteness that’s only skin deep (Code Switch)
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.