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:
- “Congress gave final approval on Wednesday to President Biden’s sweeping, nearly $1.9 trillion stimulus package, as Democrats acted over unified Republican opposition to push through an emergency pandemic aid plan that carries out a vast expansion of the country’s social safety net.” NY Times
- “President Biden on Thursday evening directed states to make all adult Americans eligible to receive coronavirus vaccines no later than May 1, using a somber but hopeful prime-time address to the nation to say Americans may be able to “mark our independence from this virus” by the Fourth of July.” NY Times
- “Meghan and Harry’s explosive interview reveals how the royal family’s racism lingers” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Anne Wallestad: I’m excited to share my new article, “The Four Principles of Purpose-Driven Board Leadership,” which introduces thinking from @BoardSource on why and how social sector boards and board leadership must change. https://bit.ly/38pz0UQ @SSIReview [Ed. This is a groundbreaking article on governance and one I’ll build upon in a follow-up article from a legal perspective. Disclaimer: I’m a board member of BoardSource and had the opportunity to preview the article as it was being finalized.]
- Neeraj Mehta: Thank you @KateSBarr for this article on role/purpose of board governance. I loved this question, “What would be the single gravest consequence to your organization if the board did not meet or conduct board business in any way for a two-year period?” Problem Boards or Board Problem?
- Emily Chan: Who should the nonprofit recruit for its Board? “@janmasaoka wisely said that instead of passion for the mission, look for passion for the work expected to be done by the director.” Setting Up an Effective Nonprofit Board [Ed. Thanks to Emily for her tweet about this post!]
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University estimates that the stimulus bill will reduce child poverty by nearly half, and nonprofit advocates say that will reduce demand on overburdened charities. (Free to read with email signup) Nonprofits Hail Antipoverty Measures and $1 Billion for AmeriCorps in New Stimulus Measure
- National Council of Nonprofits: #Nonprofits Applaud #Relief4Charities in American Rescue Plan Act. We look forward to continuing to work with Congress and the White House on additional much-needed relief so nonprofits can continue to serve people in our communities. Nonprofits Applaud #Relief4Charities in American Rescue Plan Act
- Independent Sector: In April, the #SupremeCourt could take up the Schedule B #nonprofit donor debate. Allison Grayson of Independent Sector provides insight and context. For many, this is about protecting controversial causes and safeguarding public trust in #nonprofits. Schedule Bs, Mind Your Ps: A Look at Nonprofits, Donors, and Form 990
- Benjamin Soskis: 1: Over the next week, I’ll highlight some of key giving norms & narratives analyzed in this @urbaninstitute report. The first relates to larger-scale philanthropy: the presumption of publicity that increasingly surrounds major gifts. Norms and Narratives That Shape US Charitable and Philanthropic Giving
- Carrie Garber Siegrist: Is your #nonprofit hiring new talent or bringing employees across borders? This overview will help you navigate US immigration processes & entity formation courtesy of @FaegreDrinker Immigration colleagues @Sari_Long and Catherine Betts: Immigration and Employment Considerations for Nonprofit Organizations #immigrationlaw
- Stacy Palmer: The Met plans to use money from art sales to help it survive the pandemic. Critics say it’s a dangerous precedent.
- Fast Co. Impact: The 10 most innovative not-for-profit organizations of 2021
Black Lives Matter:
Black People Need Better Vaccine Access, Not Better Vaccine Attitudes (Rhea Boyd, NY Times)
One Old Way of Keeping Black People From Voting Still Works (Jamelle Bouie, NY Times)
The Allies’ Betrayal of George Floyd (Charles M. Blow, NY Times)
Begin Again James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own (Eddie S. Glaude Jr.) [based on the Blinkist 13 min. summary of the book]
‘Begin Again’ Calls on James Baldwin to Make Sense of Today (Jennifer Szalai, NY Times)