Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 11/5/21

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:

  • “A group of philanthropic foundations and international development banks announced a $10.5 billion fund to help emerging economies make the switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the United States would support a financing mechanism that aims to direct $500 million a year for similar efforts through bond sales. And a coalition of the world’s biggest investors, banks and insurers that together control $130 trillion in assets said that they were committing to use that capital to hit net zero emissions targets in their investments by 2050.” NY Times
  • “Democrats reeling from the party’s showing on Tuesday night were sharply critical of its direction and agenda — already the subject of months of infighting on Capitol Hill — concluding it threatens to devastate their efforts to hold on to the House and Senate next year much as it dragged down this year’s candidates.” Washington Post
  • “The Biden administration said on Thursday that large companies have until Jan. 4 to ensure that their workforces are fully vaccinated under a sweeping new coronavirus health measure that will cover 84 million private sector workers, including an estimated 31 million workers who are currently unvaccinated.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Kelley Buhles: Curious how to get started with #participatorygrantmaking? I’ve put together A Primer for Participatory Grantmaking as an introduction for those new to the space #ShiftThePower via @npquarterly
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: We need a justice-centered movement for clean energy, with energy produced and owned by the communities who use it: Power to the People: Why We Need Energy Justice
  • Gene: .@COF_ 2021 Public Policy Summit keynote speaker @AnnePriceICCED of @InsightCCED discussing philanthropy’s role in shaping a more equitable future. #COFPPS21 | Read more from her on racial wealth equity at Anne E. Price on Racial Wealth Equity (CCLP)
  • GEO: New GEO Publication: “Reimagining Capacity Building: Navigating Culture, Systems & Power” explores how funders can engage in racially equitable capacity building practices. …
  • Bridgespan Group: .@bldingMovement’s research: the #talent pipeline is healthy, and the desire for advancement among people of color is strong. Why are only 20% of CEO/executive directors of social service organizations and foundations people of color? The Role of Senior Leaders in Building a Race Equity Culture
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Opinion: “Trustees on majority white foundation boards need to actively push fellow board members to take steps toward diversity, equity, and inclusion.” Creating a Diverse Board Isn’t Easy, but It’s Well Worth the Effort [Ed. Behind a subscription paywall.]
  • Philantopic: Inside Google billionaire Eric Schmidt’s $1 billion moon shot plan to fund the world’s most promising teens @Forbes #philanthropy
  • Benjamin Soskis: Not much here on donor agreement conditioned on accepting design. But attn to this story pairs well w/ my @Philanthropy piece on naming rights. Can’t just focus on donors; development offices need to step up to promote more balanced norms re big giving. After a Billionaire Designed a Dorm, an Architect Resigned in Protest
  • The Economist: Human action took a sledgehammer to the Earth’s carefully balanced carbon cycle. The damage is not irrevocable, but as #COP26 begins, watch our film to learn why only humans can fix it
  • David Wallace-Wells: “At some point, observing the crisis from the global North, you have to ask: Is a person in the global South a person to me? And if what the right answer demands of you feels extreme, consider what it would mean to answer in the negative.” Climate Reparations

Racial Equity / BLM:

Nearly All-White Jury in Arbery Killing Draws Scrutiny (Richard Fausset and Tariro Mzezewa, NY Times)

Michelle Wu is elected mayor of Boston. (Ellen Barry, NY Times)

The Zero-Sum Myth: We’re Divided, We’re Conquered (Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi)

Nancy Koehn on Leadership Lessons from Rep. John Lewis and the Civil Rights Movement (Harvard Kennedy School)

He Unleashed a California Massacre. Should This School Be Named for Him? (Thomas Fuller, NY Times)

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