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 Supreme Court on Friday overturned the fundamental right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade, a stunning reversal that could alter the nation’s political landscape and leaves states free to drastically reduce or even outlaw a procedure that abortion rights groups said is key to women’s equality and independence.” Washington Post
- “The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Americans have a broad right to arm themselves in public, striking down a New York law that placed strict limits on carrying guns outside the home and setting off a scramble in other states that have similar restrictions.” NY Times
- “Within days, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision that could severely limit the federal government’s authority to reduce carbon dioxide from power plants — pollution that is dangerously heating the planet. But it’s only a start. … Coming up through the federal courts are more climate cases, some featuring novel legal arguments, each carefully selected for its potential to block the government’s ability to regulate industries and businesses that produce greenhouse gases.” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Global Fund for Women: The US is moving against the global tide & denying fundamental rights as other countries mark historic abortion wins. As @LatanyaFrett says, this is a time when money talks: movements for gender justice & #abortion access need flexible, multi-year funding. Global Fund for Women Condemns U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
- Inside Philanthropy: How Philanthropy Can Unite in Protecting Abortion Access and Reproductive Justice Guest post: Our organizations have fought for reproductive justice for decades. Now is the time for all of philanthropy to join the fight for our collective liberation. https://bit.ly/3OJTZEB @womensfunding @GroundswellFund @msfoundation @Funders4Justice @unitedphilforum
- Borealis Philanthropy: “With these community-rooted organizers leading the way, a liberated future is possible—now, philanthropy has the urgent job to secure it.” Read @BorealisPhil’s call to fund the organizations leading an intersectional #ReproductiveJustice movement. https://borealisphil.org/beyondroe
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: Can Philanthropy Remake Capitalism? [Ed. Registration or subscription required.]
- For Purpose Law Group: New Giving USA Report Is Out
- Benjamin Soskis: Really excited for the event @urbaninstitute is hosting next Tuesday, looking at putative decline in charitable giving rates. We’ll be asking: are fewer ppl giving to charity or are they just giving differently–w/ a terrific roster of speakers. Join us! Giving Innovation Summit: Are Fewer People Giving to Charity, or Are They Just Giving Differently?
- Chris Cardona: Congrats @GEOfunders on this timely new guide. It does a masterful job connecting the dots among multiple conversations about addressing power imbalances between #philanthropy and #nonprofits. And in classic GEO style, it’s full of practical how-to’s and relevant examples. 1/4
- Nonprofit Quarterly: How Black funds are paving the way for #philanthropy to advance racial justice in enduring, sustainable forms: https://bit.ly/3Owhb8W @cyndisuarez @ABFE @SeattleFdn #Blackphilanthropy #Blackfunding
- Bloomberg Tax: Opinion | Even when charitable intent motivates a taxable corporation to convert to a 501(c)(3), and a charitable income tax deduction is otherwise available, there’s a potential income tax trap, says attorney Richard L. Fox. Corporations Converting to 501(c)(3) Face Potential Income Tax Trap
- BoardSource: We are pleased to announce that Monika Kalra Varma has been named BoardSource’s next President & CEO, effective August 2022. Click here to learn more: https://t.co/mLcr7xVSDz [Ed. As a board member of BoardSource, I couldn’t be more excited about this news! Monika previously served as Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area,]
Racial Equity and Justice:
What to know about Juneteenth now that it’s a federal holiday (Harmeet Kaur, CNN)
Emancipation Is Not Freedom (Jamil Smith, Rolling Stone)
A Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance, 2022 (White House)
What Juneteenth Means to Me: a Photo Essay (BU Today)
40 Years after the Murder of Vincent Chin, We Honor Our Community’s Resilience in the Face of Hate (John C. Yang, Connie Chung Joe, Grace Pai, Advancing Justice – AAJC)
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