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:
- “Today, President Biden called for banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in a prime-time address to the nation from the White House in which he asked, “For God’s sake, how much more carnage are willing to accept?” Biden said that if assault weapons can’t be banned, the age to purchase such weapon should be raised to 21. Biden also called for red-flag laws, a repeal of the liability shield for gun manufacturers and a “safe-storage” law.” Washington Post
- “What school shootings do to the kids who survive them, from Sandy Hook to Uvalde Children who have lived through school shootings share how the horror of what they saw or heard or lost still haunts them” Washington Post
- “Despite strong levels of vaccination among older people, Covid killed them at vastly higher rates during this winter’s Omicron wave than it did last year, preying on long delays since their last shots and the variant’s ability to skirt immune defenses.” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Jake Charles: This is such a jaw-dropping line. [More children die by gunfire in a year than on-duty police officers and active military members.] The Science Is Clear: Gun Control Saves Lives [Scientific American]
- Adam McKay: The famous Princeton study from ‘14 showing the people’s will has near zero effect on what government does & that outcomes r almost entirely driven by big $ & private interest groups is the skeleton key that explains EVERYTHING going on in America right now.
- Adler & Colvin: A&C blog post by Eric Gorovitz: Charities Have, and Should Wield, Significant Power to Advocate Directly for Stronger Gun Laws and Promote Voter Engagement [Ed. Preach.]
- Center for Urban and Racial Equity: After nearly five years of working directly with nonprofit leaders to advance transformational racial equity, we’re excited to share our #ChartingTheJourney guide with the world! (1 of 3) Charting the Journey
- Center for Effective Philanthropy: NEW on the blog: The Case for Being Radical, by Mary Coleman from @Voqal #nonprofits
- Center for Disaster Philanthropy: #COVID19 funding dropped from 2020 to 2021, but experts estimate that recovery from the pandemic will take decades. Explore COVID-19 giving data and learn why we need #philanthropy’s continued support for equitable recovery: http://ow.ly/LR0150JeosI @CandidDotOrg
- Natalie Ossenfort: NEW EPISODE ALERT!!! Check out our latest @AFJBeBold “Rules of the Game” podcast episode to learn more about how your nonprofit can engage in advocacy around the January 6th Select Committee hearings.
- For Purpose Law Group: CA Charitable Crowdfunding: New Proposed Regs
- Anne Wallestad: New on the @BoardSource blog: When Sunsetting Your Organization is the Hardest (and Best) Option. Huge thanks to @monishakapila, Kristina Gawrgy, and Angela Romans for sharing the @AchieveMission story. When Sunsetting Your Nonprofit is the Hardest (and Best) Option
- Fast Co. Impact: 68% of U.S. execs admit their companies are guilty of greenwashing
Racial Equity and Justice:
The History of Native American Boarding Schools Is Even More Complicated than a New Report Reveals (Olivia B. Waxman, Time)
What the Racist Massacre in Buffalo Stole From One Family (Troy Closson, NY Times)
Slave reparations advocates hail historic California report (Janie Har, AP)
A crisis decades in the making—and the path forward (Jiny Kim, PND)
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