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:

  • “Scientists studying fusion energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California announced on Tuesday that they had crossed a long-awaited milestone in reproducing the power of the sun in a laboratory. … The result announced on Tuesday is the first fusion reaction in a laboratory setting that actually produced more energy than it took to start the reaction.” NY Times
  • Musk Shakes Up Twitter’s Legal Team as He Looks to Cut More Costs Twitter has stopped paying rent on offices and is considering not paying severance packages to former employees, among other measures.” NY Times
  • “Some met in law school; others grew up together. They have started families, adopted children and survived cancer. On Tuesday, President Biden signed landmark legislation that will protect their marriages. The Respect for Marriage Act grants federal protection to same-sex and interracial couples, requiring that people be considered married in any state as long as the marriage is valid in the state where it was performed.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Stanford PACS: 📢 #Blueprint23 out now! 📢 @p2173’s annual industry forecast surveys the landscape of #philanthropy and #CivilSociety, highlighting key challenges, ideas, and calls to action. Join @p2173 on the #fediverse @p2173@mastodon.social to discuss. Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society: Blueprint 2023
  • Linda Rosenthal: A New Lawsuit, Form 990, Schedule B, Challenged
  • HTSI: Having distributed more than $65.6bn over 22 years through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, @melindagates has a unique perspective on philanthropy. She tells Beatrice Hodgkin why collaborative giving is the future Melinda French Gates’s $15bn vision
  • Stacy Palmer: What If Your Donor Turns Out to Be a Crook?
  • Movement 4 Black Lives: “The Green New Deal framework has since been taken up by racial justice groups, such as the Movement for Black Lives—which has helped shape the aspirational horizon of its vision with calls for a Red, Black & Green New Deal.” A Planet to Win—Where Do We Start?
  • Inside Philanthropy: Trista Harris uses the tools of futurism to help nonprofits and foundations make better decisions. We check in with her about how she came to this work, and how organizations can apply futurism to navigate turbulent times. Connie Matthiessen reports: https://bit.ly/3VUytkp
  • Lucy Bernholz: PHILANTHROPY 2173: Grift-gifts Shoulda been a buzzword. Speaking of which – #Blueprint2023, coming on Thursday, Dec 15
  • Glenn Gamboa: The @mackenziescott website, Yield Giving, has finally arrived, detailing 1,604 gifts that have resulted in more than $14 billion for nonprofits. Scott will also start “open calls” for info from groups in certain sectors or geographic regions #philanthropy AP
  • Rhodri Davies: FYI if you want more on why arguments against charity campaigning are often based on a total misunderstanding of the history of how charities have come to play the role they do in our society, I wrote a thing on that: Politically Correct? Charities, Campaigning & Politics
  • NY Times: In Opinion “A town square controlled by one man isn’t a town square. It’s a storefront, an art project or possibly a game preserve,” @ezraklein writes. What Twitter Can Learn From Quakers [Ed. Some very good insights here that are relevant to nonprofit leaders on social media.]

Racial Equity and Justice:

Hate Speech’s Rise on Twitter Is Unprecedented, Researchers Find (Sheera Frenkel and Kate Conger, NY Times)

Opinion: Elon Musk’s Twitter is helping to normalize a neo-Nazi (Dean Obeidallah, CNN)

I am an expert on diversity in mainstream media. Here’s why leaving Twitter helps the racists (Marcus Ryder, Fortune)

Blowback Over Griner’s Release Exposes Depth of America’s Divisions (Jonathan Weisman and Ken Bensinger, NY Times)

What Paris means to Black Americans (Pamela Newkirk, NY Times)

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