Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/16/21

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:

“Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday sought to move lawmakers one step closer to debating and potentially passing roughly $4 trillion in new federal spending, announcing his plans to hold a key chamber vote on a still-forming infrastructure deal next week. … A key component financing their tentative legislation — increased federal efforts to collect unpaid taxes — seemed in political peril Thursday amid sustained GOP opposition to the idea.” Washington Post“In the waning weeks of Donald Trump’s term, the country’s top military leader repeatedly worried about what the president might do to maintain power after losing reelection, comparing his rhetoric to Adolf Hitler’s during the rise of Nazi Germany and asking confidants whether a coup was forthcoming, according to a new book by two Washington Post reporters.” Washington PostEurope Unveils Plan to Shift From Fossil Fuels, Setting Up Potential Trade Spats The proposal would impose tariffs on some imports from countries with looser environmental rules. It would also mean the end of sales in the European Union of new gas- and diesel-powered cars in just 14 years.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

HistPhil: What does the recent Supreme Court ruling, Americans For Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta, mean for the law of nonprofit & corporate disclosure? How about for norms of democratic accountability? @shaan_haan & @StevelmanFaith weigh in. The Stakes Of Americans For Prosperity Foundation V. Bonta Purpose Law Group: The Purpose-Driven Museum of Us #nonprofits #philanthropy [Ed. Thanks to author Linda Rosenthal for referencing BoardSource CEO Anne Wallestad’s important article The Four Principles of Purpose-Driven Board Leadership and my follow-up post Purpose-Driven Board Leadership, Legally Speaking.]Nonprofit Quarterly: .@cyndisuarez examines why understanding the role and power of algorithms is a key to #socialchange right now: Why Civil Society Needs to Pay Attention to AIGene: Mobile traffic to charity websites is rising, but only a third of charities pass Google’s ‘Core Web Vitals’ @CharityCommsNonprofit Times: As of June, #nonprofits have recovered >58% of the 1.6 million jobs lost in the wake of the #COVID_19 #pandemic – #nonprofit #HR #jobs #arts #education #philanthropy #healthBDO Nonprofit: As nonprofits ready themselves for a post-pandemic future, they should be using any surplus funds to bolster their workforce and further their mission. Our blog post offers tips on strategically reinvesting for growth: #Nonprofits #NonprofitOrganizationTeddy Schleifer: Here’s how folks at the Gates Foundation ~actually~ feel about what’s happening at their workplace, based on leaked audio of an all-hands meeting that we obtained. Law Group: Many are becoming critical of billionaires who donate large sums of money to charities and nonprofit organizations. Are large donations a good thing or do they perpetuate social inequities by giving large tax breaks to the super rich? A new reason Americans are getting leery of billionaire donorsIllumiNative: It’s estimated that as many as 40,000 children may have died in U.S.-run boarding schools. U.S. Interior @sechaaland’s department will investigate the schools and their lasting impact on the lives of Native Americans. Native Americans decry unmarked graves, untold history of boarding schoolsBridgespan Group: Effective delegation in 3 simple steps: ensure your goals are met while empowering your staff to take on greater responsibilities. [Ed. It would also be great to see an article on how and why effective delegation can advance equity and inclusion.]

Racial Equity / BLM:

CBS This Morning Haiti July 8, 2021 (Vladimir Duthiers provided the historical context to Haiti’s current instability, showing the connection to the continuing harms emanating from slavery)

There Is No Debate Over Critical Race Theory (Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic)

“Race norming” and the long legacy of medical racism, explained (Fabiola Cineas, Vox)

Shattered Glass: Oprah Winfrey (Armchair Expert)

How the White Press Wrote Off Black America (Brent Staples, NY Times)


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