Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 11/11/22

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:

  • “Democrats grew increasingly optimistic on Thursday that they would hold on to their control of the Senate as votes were counted in Arizona and Nevada, after chalking up vital victories in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania and watching the race in Georgia head to a runoff election in December.” NY Times
  • Democrats Might Have Pulled Off the Biggest Midterm Shock in Decades Overall, the polls were basically right. It was the vibes that were wrong.” The Atlantic
  • How Trump, infighting and flawed candidates limited Republican gains The GOP’s historic tail winds collided with the fractious reality of a political party in the midst of a generational molting” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Gene: Just testing out Mastadon too – – still trying to figure it out and seeing what happens here.
  • Lucy Bernholz: Digital civil society rises amid commercial turmoil via @LinkedIn
  • AFJ Bolder Advocacy: Today is #ElectionDay By now, many of you have already voted… but what happens while votes are being counted? 🗳️ Our @SourlisSusan outlined ways your nonprofit can help combat the spread of misinformation during this process ⏩ AFJ
  • Linda Rosenthal: Newest BDO Nonprofit Benchmark Survey Results
  • Gene: NEW: IRS Tax Exempt & Government Entities Commissioners Program Letter for FY2023
  • California Endowment: CA has always faced environmental injustice. A report w/ input from federal agencies, research institutions, and 40 Native American tribes say this takes a toll on the health of its people and ecosystems. We only have one Earth — let’s take care of it! CNN
  • BoardSource: Did you know that if your nonprofit solicits funds, your board must ensure your nonprofit’s compliance with applicable state-specific laws regarding fundraising licensing and reporting? Here’s what every board member should know. BoardSource
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: A message from #PuertoRico—a frontline on climate justice—for philanthropy: @cpipr @funds4disaster #climatejustice
  • Antonio Guterres: Net zero commitments can’t be a mere public relations exercise if we want to win the fight against climate change. We must have zero tolerance for greenwashing. The report from my Net-Zero Expert Group will help us move to the net-zero future we need
  • Gene: The incomparable, disruptive (in all the good ways) @janmasaoka announced she will be leaving @CalNonprofits in a few months after 11 highly productive years as CEO, but she’s not retiring and CalNonprofits isn’t going to slow down its valuable work. Thank you, Jan!!! [Ed. Jan’s letter announcing her departure is available here.]

Racial Equity and Justice:

The Supreme Court Will Decide the Future of Native American Foster Children (Madeleine Carlisle, Time)

Indigenous people flock to DC for ICWA hearing (Jourdan Bennett-Begaye and Pauly Denetclaw, Indian Country Today)

For Black women, Stacey Abrams’s loss ‘feels like a punch in the gut’ (Janay Kingsberry, Washington Post)

How Tennessee Disenfranchised 21% of Its Black Citizens (Bianca Fortis, Pro Publica)

Foundations and Governments Pledged $1.7 Billion to Indigenous Land Protection. How Are They Doing? (Michael Karate, Inside Philanthropy)

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. 🙏