Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 11/19/21

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:

  • “More than a year after President Biden clinched the White House on a pledge to “build back better,” House Democrats delivered on that promise, voting to approve more than $2 trillion in spending initiatives that would overhaul federal health care, education, climate, immigration and tax laws.” Washington Post
  • “Many world leaders and activists expressed disappointment this weekend with the climate deal that emerged from two weeks of heated negotiations in Glasgow, Scotland — warning that countries will have to strengthen their commitments if they want to avert disastrous consequences and help at-risk nations cope with the damage that’s already occurring from climate change.” Washington Post
  • “A year before the polls open in the 2022 midterm elections, Republicans are already poised to flip at least five seats in the closely divided House thanks to redrawn district maps that are more distorted, more disjointed and more gerrymandered than any since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • ConstitutionDAO: We didn’t get the Constitution, but we made history nonetheless. We broke records for the largest crowdfund for a physical object and most money crowdfunded in 72h, which will of course be refunded to everyone who participated. To all our 17,437 contributors, THANK YOU [Ed. Disclosure: ConstitutionDAO is a fiscally sponsored project of our client Endaoment. The auction was thrilling and tense with the final winning bid of $41 million.]
  • Glenn Gamboa: Bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies are booming, but much of #philanthropy is hesitant to accept them as donations. @masayett mines the pros and cons Charities see more crypto donations. Who is benefiting?
  • CEP: NEW on the blog, CEP’s VP, Research, Ellie Buteau shares key findings from CEP’s new research and cautions against the temptation for foundations to return to a state of “inertia” in the post-pandemic future. Foundations Respond to Crisis: Lasting Change?
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation: If we want to transform our region, we need to realize the region won’t change unless #Philanthropy does. Check out the new report from @NorCalGrant @OpenImpactTeam & @PackardFdn highlighting the #5shifts philanthropy needs. SVCF is a proud partner! >>>
  • Dana Kawaoka: “We must resist the urge to individualize racism as only a problem of bad actors and instead commit to systemic interventions designed to address what’s actually happening in communities.” -Crystal Hayling Thank you @CHayling for your leadership and clarity for #philanthropy [Ed. Referencing this article in Inside Philanthropy: A Year Ago, 12 Funders Committed to Support Racial Justice. Here’s What We’re Learning.] utm_content=buffer4ee32&utm_medium=social&
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: As white people continue to perceive threats against their sense of entitlement to power, the subject of racial #equity becomes distorted. Read more from @AnastasiaTomkin The Case for Selective Discrimination
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: “An endowment is not just a gift of money; it’s also a transfer of power.” In SSIR’s Winter 2022 issue, @WMLFoster & Darren Isom (@BridgespanGroup) write about how to ensure that organizations that are working with communities of color can endure. Endow Black-Led Nonprofits
  • For Purpose Law Group: Charity Fraud: Often, It’s “Inside the House”
  • Vu Le: Just a reminder that Robert’s Rules of Order were created in 1876 by US army officer Henry Martin Robert. He adapted them from even older congressional rules. If they work for your org, great. But keep in mind they can also be inequitable and leave lots of people behind.
  • Emily Peiffer: I wrote a @urbaninstitute brief with @_MeganGallagher about framing communications to drive social change – check it out! cc @FrameWorksInst Framing Communications to Drive Social Change

Racial Equity / BLM:

Khalil Gibran Muhammad (Armchair Expert)

How My Faith Shapes My View of Racism and History (Tish Harrison Warren, NY Times)

Ruby Bridges (Debra Michals, National Women’s History Museum)

‘We all thought that he would be the one’ (Michael Lee, Washington Post)

Live Updates: 2 Men Are Exonerated in Malcolm X Killing After ‘Travesty of Justice’ (NY Times)

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