Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. In light of recent developments at Twitter (thanks, Elon), we may soon be curating other social media posts, and you can follow me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/nonprofitattorney/ and https://sfba.social/@gtak.
Notable Events of the Week:
- “Democrats took a victory lap on Sunday after retaining control of the U.S. Senate, defying Republican hopes for a “red wave” in the midterm elections, and turned their attention to Georgia where a run-off contest could strengthen their hand in Congress.” Reuters
- “Donald Trump, the twice-impeached former president who refused to concede defeat and inspired a failed attempt to overturn the 2020 election culminating in a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, officially declared on Tuesday night that he is running to retake the White House in 2024.” Washington Post
- “Ukrainian forces raising their flag in central Kherson city on Friday cemented Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most consequential political and military defeat in his ill-fated, 8½-month-old war.” – Washington Post“
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- AFJ Bolder Advocacy: Nonprofits, you’ve done an incredible job mobilizing voters for midterms Record-shattering, actually. But unfortunately, the job’s not done. With the #GeorgiaRunoff ahead, @AFJTim outlined ways to navigate safe voting rhetoric for your nonprofit “Can We Say That?” – Georgia Runoff: 2022 Edition
- Vox: In a new conversation, Sam Bankman-Fried speaks frankly with Vox’s @KelseyTuoc about how his crypto empire fell apart, what he did, and what lies he told along the way. Sam Bankman-Fried tries to explain himself
- Rhodri Davies: I’ve done a piece for @Alliancemag on the downfall of Sam Bankman-Fried and what it means for philanthropy and EA. (Because I was worried the world hadn’t yet had enough opinions on the subject…) Effectively over: What Does Sam Bankman-Fried’s downfall mean for philanthropy and Effective Altruism?
- Brian Mittendorf: I don’t have any SBF DMs to share, but if you’re looking for a primer on the messy SBF, FTX, bankruptcy & philanthropy web, here’s my try in @ConversationUS FTX bankruptcy is bad news for the charities that crypto mogul Sam Bankman-Fried generously supported
- National Philanthropic Trust: Earlier this week, NPT published its 2022 Donor-Advised Fund Report, the latest comprehensive annual analysis of the #DonorAdvisedFunds (DAFs) sector in the U.S. Here are the most significant takeaways and top-level findings in this year’s report. Highlights from NPT’s 2022 DAF Report
- Center for Effective Philanthropy: “Our findings suggest that, for the organizations that received massive gifts from Scott between summer 2020 and summer 2021, the effects have been dramatically and profoundly positive…” @philxbuchanan and Ellie Buteau discuss CEP’s new #research: CEP Research Report [Ed. CEP President Phil Buchanan further noted in a tweet: This is beautifully said, by MacKenzie Scott: “I needn’t ask those I care about what to say to them, or what to do for them. I can share what I have with them to stand behind them as they speak and act for themselves.””]
- CNN: Exclusive: Jeff Bezos tells CNN that he’ll give away the majority of his $124 billion net worth during his lifetime, the first time he’s made such a promise. https://cnn.it/3X17ynL
- For Purpose Law Group: Another Turbulent Year for Nonprofits
- Melanie Evans: Nonprofit hospitals must give back to communities. They mostly get to choose how they do that. We’ve looked at those choices. The latest: Hospitals can auto-enroll patients for financial aid. Many instead choose to send bills & wait for patients to apply. Hospitals Often Don’t Help Needy Patients, Even Those Who Qualify
- Adler Colvin: Don’t Get Rejected! Tips for Charities Filing Annual Renewal Reports with the California Attorney General
Racial Equity and Justice:
The Five Stages of DEI Maturity (Ella F. Washington, Harvard Business Review)
Countervailing Powers | From Countervailing to Prevailing Power (Dania Rajendra and Scot Nakagawa, The Forge)
A wrongfully terminated Chinese-American scientist was just awarded nearly $2 million in damages (Eileen Guo, MIT Technology Review)
This California town ran its Chinese residents out. Now the story is finally being told (Hailey Branson-Potts, LA Times)
A Japanese American Family, a Native American Tribe and a Bountiful Friendship (Amy Qin, NY Times)
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.