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:
- ““Putin chose this war, and now he and his country will bear the consequences,” President Biden said, announcing new sanctions in his first public remarks since Russia’s assault began.” NY Times
- “A landmark United Nations report has concluded that the risk of devastating wildfires around the world will surge in coming decades as climate change further intensifies what the report described as a “global wildfire crisis.”” NY Times
- “A federal jury offered Ahmaud Arbery’s family and civil rights leaders another measure of justice Tuesday by convicting three White men of committing a hate crime when they chased and killed him — the first race-based conviction in any of the high-profile slayings of Black people that sparked mass protests in 2020.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Gene: Great info for nonprofits on Presidents’ Day: 20% of Nonprofits Urge People to Vote, Study Shows [Ed. Will require registration or subscription with The Chronicle of Philanthropy.]
- Nick Anderson: Rich schools are getting richer. Experts say they should be doing more with that money. – The Washington Post via @DaniDougPost College endowments aren’t piggy banks. But some experts say wealthy schools could spend more.
- Nonprofit Quarterly: “Employees are being treated as one-dimensional expendable beings with very little care for their three-dimensional complex lives outside of work.” —Ophelia Akanjo. https://bit.ly/3LK1SJh #labor #equity #economicjustice
- For Purpose Law Group: Nonprofit Staffing Crisis: New Call to Action
- Philantopic: ‘The Tyranny of Generosity’ book review: “…#philanthropy and #democracy are perhaps intertwined…but we must all work to shift philanthropic practice and the laws that shape it so that they support that ideal.” http://ow.ly/4LAS30sb105 @sarinahenna
- Lucy Blythe: As ever, a well-articulated argument in defence of philanthropy from Beth Breeze @UKCPhilanthropy
- Karl Mill: Quick firm update (I am/we are in LA now too!) and links to a couple of additional presentations on charitable giving (one recorded, one to come on Wednesday). I also dropped in the slides I created, in case chaotic charts about taxes are your thing.
- Wagenmaker & Oberly: What does a nonprofit’s life cycle look like, and what are the key legal stages? Read our new W&O blog to learn about birth, toddling steps, transitions, and even legal “death” – along with important compliance and best practices aspects. Life Cycle of a Nonprofit Corporation
- Cynthia Choi: This global public health challenge affects one in four women. Where’s the outrage or the plan?
- New York Times: Breaking News: U.S. Soccer and a group of women’s players agreed to a $24 million settlement that included a pledge to equalize pay with the men’s team. https://nyti.ms/3s9VraQ [Ed. U.S. Soccer (the United States Soccer Federation) is a 501(c)(3) public charity.]
Racial Equity / BLM:
Opinion: Black History Month Is About Seeing America Clearly (Esau McCaulley, NY Times)
Black Women and Girls With Disabilities (Center for American Progress)
Funders Remain MIA for Many in Asian and Native American Communities (Ellie Bureau, Nonprofit Quarterly)
Can therapy solve racism? (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.