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:

  • “For the third day in a row, Republicans were unable to break an ongoing, and now historic, logjam to elect a speaker, even as warnings mounted over the growing consequences of not having a functioning lower chamber of Congress. … hrough five rounds of voting Thursday — as with the six ballots that took place earlier in the week — McCarthy again failed to gain enough votes to become speaker.” Washington Post
  • “An enduring global food crisis has become one of the farthest-reaching consequences of Russia’s war, contributing to widespread starvation, poverty and premature deaths.” NY Times
  • “As California battles a second week of lashing rain and snow that have flooded communities, broken levees and toppled power lines, the state is facing questions about whether its approach to handling crippling storms is suited to 21st-century climate threats.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Brian Mittendorf: Here are my #nonprofit financial predictions for 2023, via @NonProfitTimes TLDR: (1) it’s all about cash (2) #IRS makes a return (3) the #politics + #nonprofits stew is at a boiling point Nonprofit Times
  • Nicholas Kristof: We journalists focus on bad news, so here’s my effort to remedy that cognitive bias with a reminder of all that is going right in the world. This was a better year than you think, and in the history of humanity, this may be the best time ever to be alive. Cheer Up! The World Is Better Off Than You Think. [Ed. Of course there is a ton of depressing news we should know about so we don’t lose sight of what we need to work towards regarding climate change, a possible sixth mass extinction event, rising violence, risk of nuclear and biological warfare, the surging number of people facing severe hunger, and a million other things, but some optimism can be rejuvenating.]
  • For Purpose Law Group: Twists and Turns in 2022’s Nonprofit News
  • Linda Rosenthal: Favorite Posts of 2022, Part One [Ed. See also Part Two.]
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Top Racial Justice Picks for 2022: Making Black Communities Powerful in Politics—And in Our Lives
  • Mark Joseph Stern: High-dollar donors to the Supreme Court Historical Society get special access to the justices, and top level donors get a special honor from the Chief Justice himself. Who gives the most? Lawyers, law firms, and corporations that appear before the court. A Charity Tied to the Supreme Court Offers Donors Access to the Justices
  • Inside Philanthropy: Bill Gates says he wants to spend down in 25 years, but that’s hard to square with the foundation he’s built — a technocratic global health juggernaut that, in an earlier era, would almost certainly have been intended for perpetuity. @PhilipRojc reports: https://bit.ly/3Zd6xKA
  • Mary Childs: for @TandCmag, I wrote about EA’s (near) future post-SBF/FTX Crypto’s Credo: Effective Altruism After Sam Bankman-Fried
  • Cherie Williams: Great list. Numbers 1, 2 and 5 are reasons why some philanthropists choose to give through private foundations instead of DAFs. 5 secrets of savvy philanthropists
  • BoardSource: A strong partnership between the chief executive and board chair is essential to leading an effective organization. But how do these general roles manifest in key responsibilities, such as fundraising or board meetings? Find out in our resource. Board Chair and Chief Executive Responsibilities

Equity and Justice:

What disabled people know about making better New Year’s resolutions (Amanda Morris, Washington Post)

10 Principles of Disability Justice (Sins Invalid)

Study Shows Race is Substantial Factor in Wrongful Convictions (Equal Justice Initiative)

Black people are 13.6% of the American population but 53% of the 3,200 exonerations listed in the National Registry of Exonerations. Judging from exonerations, innocent Black Americans are seven times more likely than white Americans to be falsely convicted of serious crimes.

https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Documents/Race%20Report%20Preview.pdf

NY Will No Longer Prosecute Children Under The Age Of 12 (Gothamist)

White contractors wouldn’t remove Confederate statues. So a Black man did it. (Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post)

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. 🙏