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:
- “Ukraine has already lost at least $1.5 billion in grain exports since the war began, the country’s deputy agriculture minister said recently. And Russia, the world’s leading grain exporter, has been largely unable to export food because of international sanctions. The combination is creating a global food crisis “beyond anything we’ve seen since World War II,” the chief of the United Nations World Food Program has warned.” NY Times
- “Prices rose 8.5 percent in March compared with a year ago, the largest annual increase since December 1981, as Russia’s war in Ukraine sent energy prices soaring. The White House and Federal Reserve have launched several initiatives to try and corral inflation, but the spike in prices on gasoline, food, and a range of other products continues to weigh on millions of Americans.” Washington Post
- “Donald Trump Jr. texted White House chief of staff Mark Meadows two days after the 2020 presidential election with strategies for overturning the result if Trump’s father lost, CNN reported Friday. The text was sent two days before Joe Biden was declared the winner, according to CNN. It reportedly laid out strategies that then-President Donald Trump’s team pursued in the following months as they disseminated misinformation about election fraud and pressured state and federal officials to assist in that effort.” AP
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Gene: Climate Change Is Harming Your Nonprofit (… and what you and all nonprofits can do about it!) | Thank you, @NatlCouncilNPs!
- Nicholas Kulish: To learn more about the philanthropist @mackenziescott, @RebeccaRuiz and I interviewed more than two dozen friends, teachers and colleagues, and analyzed her writings, unearthing a cache of previously unpublished letters to her mentor Toni Morrison. THREAD The Fortunes of MacKenzie Scott
- Tony Martignetti: 5 Principles of Purposeful Leadership – @HarvardBiz
- Phil Buchanan: Last week I wrote about how the American general public’s trust in nonprofits has declined. But trust in nonprofits has increased among many foundations and big donors these past two years. New post, just up: Two Years Later, Part Two: Who Trusted, and Why It Matters
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy: The lawsuit was settled immediately. ZeroDivide — which was never dissolved, although it hasn’t filed an informational tax return since 2014 — and its directors and officers agreed to pay $326,008 in damages and $138,525 in penalties. State Punishes Grant Maker That Misused More Than $600,000 From Ford, California Endowment, and Other Funds [Ed. I provided some lessons to be learned for the article, which may require registration or subscription.]
- For Purpose Law Group: Nonprofits Reaching for Piece of CA Budget Pie
- Nonprofit Law News: Board Diversity — An Overview for Nonprofits | by @goodwinlaw
- BoardSource: Increasingly, nonprofits are turning to more flexible strategic frameworks to guide their board and staff instead of formal strategic plans. Our infographic outlines this evolution and includes key qualities of strategic frameworks and more. Nonprofit Strategy and Planning by the Numbers
- Nonprofit Quarterly: “Clarity about a Black future forces leaders to dream, imagine and discover while we also address problems, prevent suffering, and fight for inclusion.” @shawnginwright of @flourishagenda One Nation Under a Groove: How to Build a Black Future Through Strong, Black-Led Community Organizations
- Conscious Planet: Children around the world express their support for #SaveSoil. We have a generational responsibility to ensure these children have rich soil and can live full, vibrant lives! Let us make it happen! Action Now: http://savesoil.org #ConsciousPlanet @SadhguruJV
Racial Equity / BLM:
‘We’ve made it’: Jackson on being first Black woman confirmed to Supreme Court (video, Washington Post)
Constance Baker Motley: Judiciary’s Unsung Rights Hero (United States Courts)
Opinion: Cory Booker, ‘You Had Our Back’ (Charles M. Blow, NY Times)
Opinion: I’m Done Being Your Model Minority (Patricia Park, NY Times)
Indigenous people made history in Rome. Here’s how some want that history recorded (Elizabeth McSheffrey, Global News)
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