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:
- “Three white men were found guilty of murder and other charges on Wednesday for the pursuit and fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, in a case that, together with the killing of George Floyd, helped inspire the racial justice protests of last year.” NY Times
- “The number of Americans filing initial unemployment claims fell to 199,000 — the lowest level since November 1969 — the Labor Department reported Wednesday. … It’s a stark contrast with this time last year, when around 700,000 claims were filed.” Washington Post
- “Three major retailers helped flood two Ohio counties with addictive opioids, a federal jury said Tuesday in a first-of-its-kind verdict that could serve as a possible indicator for thousands of cities and counties that blame the companies for part of the nation’s opioid crisis.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Independent Sector: Thanksgiving is known as a celebratory day to spend with loved ones, but the truth about its origin is often misrepresented. Read IS Vice Chair & @NativeChildren Executive Director Sarah Kastelic’s reflection on the history of Thanksgiving: Addressing the Trauma of Native American Boarding Schools
- Othering & Belonging Institute: “If we understand that… adopting an ideology like white supremacy is due to a sense of isolation & wanting to belong, can we resist the temptation to further aggravate those feelings?” – @profjohnapowell on #Rittenhouse #America #Justice #Race #Law #BLM Can we disarm vigilantes by bridging?
- Independent Sector: The House just passed the Build Back Better Act. Read IS President & CEO @DanCardinali’s statement about how it supports #civicinfrastructure & how IS looks forward to Senate consideration: Independent Sector Applauds Build Back Better Act Passage in House
- BoardSource: Each member of the board of directors plays a key role in the success of an organization, both in terms of governance and support. Here are the levels of participation expected of board members in four key functions: Board Performance Matrix
- TechSoup: Over 14 percent of U.S. adults hold some form of #cryptocurrency. By accepting crypto directly, #nonprofits can help donors give more. Learn more in the #TechSoupBlog: http://spr.ly/6014J5SSs #Tech4Good #Fundraising #DigitalFundraising
- Will Van Sant: In a tax filing, NRA says it is investigating benefits paid to CEO Wayne LaPierre and his wife, including professional hair and makeup services and private jet flights WSJ
- Teddy Schleifer: Interesting to see the $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund make someone focused on racial equity one of their first hires. [Ed. That someone is Danielle Deane-Ryan as Director, Equitable Climate Solutions.]
- Nonprofit Quarterly: “White institutions have sought narratives which confirm their anxieties exist, which is risk.” @LakotaVogel explains how traditional financial systems disenfranchise Indigenous communities: Let’s Dismantle the Narratives That Impoverish Native Trust Lands
- Stanford PACS: In case you missed it, watch the video from our discussion on “#Philanthropy and Power,” featuring @MaribelMorey1, @mega_flavor, @p2173, and @robreich.
- Stanford Social Innovation Review: “Practicing deep listening is especially valuable in a context where citizens fear greater political divisions and where extreme views have become more dominant.” @ekasriel (@BBCWorldService) writes about better understanding one another. Deep Listening
Racial Equity / BLM:
Healing From Colonization on Thanksgiving and Beyond (Edgar Villanueva and Hilary Giovale, Yes!)
Guilty, Guilty, Guilty (Charles M. Blow, NY Times)
Rittenhouse is Found Not Guilty, Despite the Trial Being a Whirlwind of Racist Jokes, Dramatic Tears and Questionable Decisions (Noah A. McGee, The Root)
Senate confirms first Native American to lead National Park Service (Dartunorro Clark, NBC News)
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