Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/15/21

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:

  • “Mr. Biden’s plan to try to fortify the United States against extreme weather — and cut the carbon dioxide emissions that are heating the Earth and fueling disasters — is embedded in two pieces of legislation pending on Capitol Hill. … If Congress fails to pass major climate legislation now, it could be years before American political cycles afford another opportunity — a delay that scientists say the planet cannot afford.” NY Times
  • “The bumpy economic recovery has policymakers, economists and Americans at large grappling with higher price hikes for groceries, gas, cars, rent and just about everything else. … But the delta variant of the coronavirus and the persistent supply chain backlogs have kept prices elevated. There is no clear answer for when that will change ….” Washington Post
  • “‘Lurching Between Crisis and Complacency’: Was This Our Last Covid Surge? Rising immunity and modest changes in behavior may explain why cases are declining, but much remains unknown, scientists say.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Kathy Reich: NEW Nonprofit Trends survey from @urbaninstitute Nonprofit Trends and Impacts 2021: National Findings on Diversity and Representation, Donation Trends from 2015-2020, and Effects of 2020
  • BoardSource: People who are most impacted by the decisions of nonprofits and foundations — and typically least consulted — can offer unique and valuable insights into how to bring about lasting, meaningful change. Read more in our latest blog. Moving from Voice to Power
  • Michael McAfee: Understanding how funds are aggregated and deployed is a critical piece of infrastructure for a movement that is hoping to win. Read our analysis with @GEOfunders CEO Marcus Walton and Laura Lanzerotti of @BridgespanGroup #WinningOnEquity
  • Gene: California Online Charitable Fundraising Platforms Bill Signed into Law CA OAG
  • Inside Philanthropy: A new report challenges funders to revisit long-held assumptions about what makes for effective #grantmaking. Mike Scutari digs into some key findings to help grantmakers navigate a rapidly changing philanthropic landscape. #philanthropy
  • Philantopic: New in [Off the shelf]: Book review of ‘How We Give Now: A Philanthropic Guide for the Rest of Us’ by Lucy Bernholz @p2173 @sarinahenna
  • Candid: In light of #IndigenousPeoplesDay, explore the landscape of philanthropic funding for #NativeCommunities and #NativeCauses by visiting our web portal, created in partnership with @NativeGiving: Investing in Native Communities
  • Giving Tuesday: How to Put Your Money Back Into Native Communities on Indigenous People’s Day (and Every Day) #GivingTuesday
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: For #IndigenousPeoplesDay, NPQ’s editors have curated a collection of articles amplifying #indigenous voices, including our series in partnership with @FNDI303:
  • Karl Mill: This is a strong piece about options for new or restructuring journalism outlets. Important not just because of media’s economic challenges, but because of anti-union corporate media practices driving journalists to self-governance. How Creative Ownership Structures Can Help Local News Publishers Stay Local via @knightfdn

Racial Equity / BLM:

President Biden issues first-ever proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Indainz.Com)

Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge. (Meribah Knight, Nashville Public Radio, and Ken Armstrong, ProPublica)

Can America Reform Policing and Fight Crime at the Same Time? (Charles M. Blow, NY Times)

Black Lives Matter, She Wrote. Then ‘Everything Just Imploded.’ (Erica L. Green, NY Times)

The Problem With War: You Break It You Buy It (The Problem with John Stewart)

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