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 Thursday limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions from power plants, dealing a blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to address climate change. The vote was 6 to 3, with the court’s three liberal justices in dissent, saying that the majority had stripped the E.P.A. of “the power to respond to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.”” NY Times
- “A former White House official revealed explosive new details Tuesday about President Donald Trump’s actions on Jan. 6, 2021, telling Congress that he knew his supporters were carrying weapons, insisted on personally leading the armed mob to the Capitol, physically assailed the senior Secret Service agent who told him it was not possible, expressed support for the hanging of his own vice president, and mused about pardoning the rioters.” Washington Post
- “Moments before he signed a bipartisan gun-control bill into law, President Biden recounted meeting family members of gun violence victims in Uvalde, Tex., Parkland, Fla., and Newtown, Conn., and dozens of mourning communities in between. … The gun-control act is the most significant law of its kind in the last three decades, although Biden has conceded it doesn’t do everything that he wants — or everything that advocates have asked for.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Philanthropy News Digest: “As philanthropic leaders, we must renew our commitment to investing in efforts to protect our #democracy. We must invest, and we must leverage our influence and unfettered access to powerful people and in high places” http://ow.ly/z7iC30smYJX @crojasphd @CaseyGrants @FastCompany
- Elika Roohi: We spoke to @farrellERA last month about what #philanthropy could do to support women threatened by the overturn of Roe – a day which has now come. Read our interview in @Alliancemag The US is threatening abortion access. How can philanthropy be most effective?
- Philanthropy: Opinion: As an expert on reproductive rights and First Amendment law who has argued before the Supreme Court, I believe that donating to abortion funds — even in places where helping people get abortions is illegal — is protected by the U.S. Constitution. Donating to Help Women Get Abortions Is a First Amendment Right — Protected by Supreme Court Precedents [Ed. May require registration to access.]
- Linda Rosenthal: Rage Giving on Steroids
- Stacy Palmer: More analysis on the intersection of nonprofits and politics from @Edsall @nytimes Democrats Are Having a Purity-Test Problem at Exactly the Wrong Time
- Adler & Colvin: New A&C blog post: California Attorney General Releases Proposed Regulations Addressing Online Charitable Fundraising Platforms
- Gene: Oversight and Control: Fiscal Sponsors’ Legal Obligations to Their Projects – @ErinBradrick (Fiscal Sponsor Directory)
- Inside Philanthropy: The Compton Foundation, launched in 1946, is now spending down. Here’s how debates around perpetuity and social justice led to rifts in the founding family, and how one next-gen family member navigated those troubled waters. @DerekAdeniji reports: https://bit.ly/3AhQ4uu
- John Picton: By me for @Alliancemag – Why the trustees of Prince Charles’s foundation face a ‘legal headache’.
- BoardSource: BoardSource thanks @AnneWallestad for her incredible leadership as President & CEO these last 10 years. As we say goodbye to her today, we celebrate the impact she has had, while we look ahead to our next chapter by welcoming @monikakv as our next leader. [Ed. See also from Anne Wallestad: Today is my last day as @BoardSource’s CEO. It has been an amazing ride, & I’m enormously proud of who we’ve become as an org. And – even more so – I know greater & better things are ahead under the leadership of @Monikakv & the incredible BoardSource board and staff team. 1 of 4; and from Monika Kalra Varma: I am thrilled to share that I will joining @BoardSource as its next President & CEO. I have long-admired BoardSource’s vision and work towards a more equitable nonprofit ecosystem. It is a true honor to join this incredible community. ]
Racial Equity and Justice:
Why abortion restrictions disproportionately impact people of color (Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News)
Anti Racism Activist Jane Elliott (YouTube)
Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Shows What Happens When Democracy Is Thwarted (Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Madiba Dennie, Sonali Seth, Michael Li, Ian Vandewalker)
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