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:
- “The Biden administration began “extraordinary measures” Thursday to prevent the federal government from breaching its debt limit and hurtling toward default, a grim scenario with the potential to destabilize markets and devastate the economy.” Washington Post
- “If Affirmative Action Ends, College Admissions May Be Changed Forever Schools may need to rethink everything, including recruitment, scholarships, standardized testing and alumni preferences.” NY Times
- “George Santos, the freshman Republican congressman from New York who lied about his biography, has deeper ties than previously known to a businessman who cultivated close links with a onetime Trump confidant and who is the cousin of a sanctioned Russian oligarch, according to video footage and court documents.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- David Farhenthold: NEW: How restaurant workers (without realizing it) pay for the lobbying that keeps their own wages low. NY Times
- Harvard Business Review: What employers should prioritize this year. 9 Trends That Will Shape Work in 2023 and Beyond
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: Opinion: The vast majority of new officeholders receive no formal training on how to do their job. Many, as a result, are unprepared to step into the governing arena after winning an election. @tomperriello @KarundiWilliams How Grant Makers Can Help State Policy Makers Advance Smart Approaches
- Gene: EO Tax Journal Editor Proposes Elimination Of All Charitable Deductions | Important to consider the argument & real need for reforms, but also need to consider (1) all of the impacts not captured in the article and (2) more well-thought-out alternatives.
- Nonprofit Times: It’s only an illusion that tech can solve everything, according to a new commentary by Afua Bruce, Principal of ANB Advisory Group and Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN, co-authors of The Tech That Comes Next. #nonprofittech #technology #nonprofits Commentary: Technology Is Not The Solution NPOs Were Promised
- Stacy Palmer: Fascinating read from @MarcGunther and wonderful way to see what philanthropy can do (and what an assignment for a great piece in @philanthropy did) Roland Griffiths, and his legacy
- Ashley Burnside: Today the @npquarterly published an article I wrote about the #ChildTaxCredit. In it, I describe how successful the CTC was at reducing child poverty and helping families, why it expired, and what’s next in the fight for a permanently expanded CTC. (1/4) Ending Child Poverty: Lessons from a One-Year Expansion of the Child Tax Credit
- Cherie Williams: Interesting read about the charitable exception to the Rule Against Perpetuities. This exception plays a big role in the influence large foundations have on community based orgs. Dead Billionaires Whose Foundations Are Thriving Today Can Thank Henry VIII and Elizabeth I
- Nonprofit News: They Year in Nonprofit Law – 2022 Popular Reads on JD Supra
- For Purpose Law Group: California’s Proposed Budget & Nonprofits: Part One
Equity and Justice:
Opinion: The Kind of Revolution That Martin Luther King Jr. Envisioned (Esau McCaulley, NY Times)
Opinion: The racial reckoning led to lots of talk but little real change (Perry Bacon Jr., Washington Post)
The Relevance of MLK in Indian Country Today (Levi Rickert, Native News Online)
For Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, police violence hits close to home (Libor Any, LA Times)
Exposing the reality about anti-Asian hate in politics (Rummana Hussain, Chicago Sun Times)
But while the racial, ethnic and religious makeup of our elected officials inches toward reflecting the country’s diversity, the terrorizing push-back sanctioned by Donald Trump and other right-wing leaders has become normalized zealotry, fueled by violence and ignorance. More than one in three Americans and more than half of Republicans — 56% — agree that “the traditional American way of life is disappearing so fast” that “force” may be necessary “to save it,” according to 2021 study by Survey Center on American Life.
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. 🙏