Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/21/22

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:

  • “No one expected much progress from this past week’s diplomatic marathon to defuse the security crisis Russia has ignited in Eastern Europe by surrounding Ukraine on three sides with 100,000 troops and then, by the White House’s accounting, sending in saboteurs to create a pretext for invasion. … There were hints, never quite spelled out, that nuclear weapons could be shifted to places — perhaps not far from the United States coastline ….” NY Times
  • “Senate Democrats suffered a major defeat Wednesday evening in their efforts to pass voting rights legislation — a key issue for the party, which is under pressure to take action ahead of the midterm elections just months away. … An attempt by Democrats to change filibuster rules in order to pass a voting bill failed amid opposition from moderate Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. The vote was 52-48, with the two moderates joining all GOP senators. After the vote failed, there was a loud round of applause from Republicans.” CNN
  • “The University of Michigan said Wednesday it has agreed to pay $490 million to settle claims from hundreds of people who say a longtime sports doctor on its staff sexually abused them over many years.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Tony Martignetti: Learn about the 2022 legal outlook for nonprofits when you listen to @GTak on an all new #NonprofitRadio podcast:
  • BoardSource: To lead effectively, board members must understand the board’s role and their own to leverage it for the greatest impact. We’re excited to announce the launch of our book to help you empower your organization to do the most good. Putting Purpose First: Nonprofit Board Leadership Today
  • Johnson Center for Philanthropy: There’s a lot to unpack in 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2022. Join @TeriBehrens and @ToryBAMartin for a virtual conversation about these emerging and ongoing sector trends and find out how to put these insights to work for your organization.
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Over 50 years after landmark Civil Rights legislation, America’s racial #wealthgap remains nearly as large as ever. @prosperitygary calls for strategic thinking: @prosperitynow
  • Jim Taylor: It’s Time to Heal In this piece I reflect on today’s observance of the 6th Annual National Day of Racial Healing and how it can inspire nonprofit boards. #HowWeHeal #racialequity
  • Building Movement Project: NEW REPORT: BMP is excited to release “Trading Glass Ceilings for Glass Cliffs,” which explores the experiences & challenges of nonprofit leaders of color. ThreadExplore the data, key findings & recommendations for how philanthropy can support BIPOC leaders:
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy: 247,000 Americans died from prescription opioid overdoses from 1999 to 2019. Yet most patient-advocacy groups and other nonprofits involved in the crisis have failed to grapple meaningfully with their role and the vulnerabilities the crisis has exposed. How Nonprofits Helped Fuel the Opioid Crisis [Ed. Behind The Chronicle’s subscription paywall.]
  • Dr. Joseph Lorenzo Hall: I would also be careful with cryptocurrency; e.g., not sure if y’all noticed this blowback Mozilla Fdn got when playfully advertising their ability to accept donations in various forms: Mozilla stops accepting cryptocurrency, Wikipedia may be next: Are dominos falling?
  • Linda Rosenthal: California Legislative Opportunities in 2022 for the Nonprofit Sector
  • Jed Emerson: The Future of ESG Investing Could Truly Deepen Our Impact

Racial Equity / BLM:

Bernice King says father would be ‘disappointed’ over voting rights decline, calls for reparations (April Ryan, Grio)

The Fight for Asian American Studies (Anna P. Kambhampaty, NY Times)

Stacey Abrams, Armchair Expert (podcast)

They came, they saw, they reckoned? (Code Switch)

In the Heat of the Night (film)

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. 🙏