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:
- “As the Planet Cooks, Climate Stalls as a Political Issue Joe Manchin’s rejection of a compromise climate bill tells a familiar story: Voters and politicians put a higher premium on immediate issues, such as inflation and the economy, giving politicians a pass on global warming.” NY Times
- “More than 100 million people in the Lower 48 states are under heat alerts on Thursday amid relentlessly sweltering temperatures that have soared as high as 115 degrees in recent days.” Washington Post
- “This past week brought home the magnitude of the overlapping crises assailing the global economy, intensifying fears of recession, job losses, hunger and a plunge on stock markets. At the root of this torment is a force so elemental that it has almost ceased to warrant mention — the pandemic.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Linda Rosenthal: It’s Going To Be A Bumpy Ride Until Election Day
- For Purpose Law Group: State AGs Continue Aggressive Oversight of Nonprofits
- Caritas Law Group: Nonprofit Affiliation
- Gene: Launched yesterday – Deloitte’s Global Center for Excellence in Philanthropy website @DeloitteTax
- Philanthropy News Digest: “For nonprofit organisations to receive a direct form of charitable giving from the NFT community, accepting cryptocurrency donations is a must…because NFTs are listed, bought and sold on marketplaces that handle cryptocurrency transactions.” https://bit.ly/3aMCLYS @fandpmag
- Brian Mittendorf: The 100% model seems to elicit visceral reactions among many, but a more nuanced view is needed. Here’s my take in @SSIReview on when it does (or doesn’t) make sense. Is the ‘100 Percent Promise’ Right for Your Nonprofit?
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: The pandemic and other global challenges are prompting a growing number of newly created foundations around the world to accelerate their grant making to give more now rather than what most foundations do: try to live forever. More Foundations Are Speeding Up Giving Due to Global Challenges [Ed. May require registration.]
- Jeffrey Bradach: Thought-provoking piece on how economic/philanthropic arrangements might be shifted to create mutual econ benefit and shared power building. @RDFoxworth @commonfutureco Building Community Institutions of Our Own via @npquarterly
- Matthew Burnett: If you’re interested in legal empowerment, people-centered justice & the critical role of community organizations in the A2J ecosystem please read this fantastic piece by Jamila Michener (@povertyscholar) “Civil Justice, Local Organizations, and Democracy” [Ed. Columbia Law Review.]
- Tony Martignetti: #NonprofitRadio is marking its 600th show with the return of special guests Claire Meyerhoff, @ScottSteinMusic, @amyrsward of @NTENorg, @GTak, @ppanepento of @TurnTwoCo & @4dtechofficial: https://tony.ma/NonprofitRadio600 [Ed. It’s been a pleasure to be a regular guest on Nonprofit Radio from its first year. Congratulations to Tony on 12 years and 600 shows! Nonprofit Radio has been a tremendous resource for the sector.]
Racial Equity and Justice:
Environmental Justice & Environmental Racism (Greenaction)
Black Joy in Pursuit of Racial Justice (Tracey Michael Lewis-Giggetts, Yes!)
The Genetic Origins of Indigenous Americans: Interview with Professor Jennifer Raff (Tides of History, podcast)
‘Origin’ explores the controversial science of the first Americans (Bruce Bower, ScienceNews)
The 2020 surge of anti-Asian hate language (Lisa Potter, University of Utah)
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.