Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/17/21

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:

  • “Top federal health officials warned in a briefing Tuesday morning that the omicron variant is rapidly spreading in the United States and could peak in a massive wave of infections as soon as January, according to new modeling analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Washington Post
  • “The committee also divulged a Nov. 4 message from an unidentified Republican member of Congress to Mr. Meadows — before states were even finished counting ballots — proposing an “aggressive strategy” in which Republican-controlled legislatures in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and other states would “just send their own electors” instead of potential Biden electors chosen by voters.” NY Times
  • “Facebook is notifying nearly 50,000 users in more than 100 countries that they may have been targets of hacking attempts by surveillance companies working for government agencies or private clients, the company said Thursday.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Lucy Bernholz: Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society: Blueprint 2022 – Stanford PACS
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: “Look for nonprofits and foundations to get bombarded with hype about the metaverse in 2022. What’s really being sold here? Ever more data-extractive workplace software.” Philanthropy Buzzwords 2022: For Good or Bad, Technology Will Rule [Ed. This article may be behind a subscription paywall.]
  • Linda Rosenthal: The Nonprofit Labor Crunch: An Update
  • Philantopic: There’s still time to get a tax break for donations to charity: Through the end of this year, you can take a deduction of up to $600 on your 2021 taxes, even if you don’t itemize. @nytimes #philanthropy #taxpolicy
  • Brian Mittendorf: The NIL extravaganza is underway. Will be interesting to see the extent to which charities are involved. For that, Texas is the index case. [Ed. This post was in response to the following tweet from Associated Press: “It is the wild, wild West.” Now that college athletes in the U.S. can trade on their name, image and likeness, money to boost sports programs is being pledged by the millions.]
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: #HealthJustice requires community-based approaches that give voice to those with lived experience and shift power to bring greater #healthequity for all populations: @JodyLevinson @pucmn @THOfNewEngland @SoCurrentNews
  • Center for Effective Philanthropy: (1/2) CEP’s 2 new reports feature the experiences and advice of AAPI and Native American nonprofit leaders, in their own words. Read “OVERLOOKED: Foundation Support for Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders and Communities (Part One) here
  • Center for Effective Philanthropy: (2/2) In their own words: Read OVERLOOKED: Foundation Support for Native American Leaders and Communities (Part Two) here
  • GEO: Collective Good is an invitation to philanthropy to deepen its racial equity and racial justice strategies. Learn more via @aapip.
  • BoardSource: What makes a great board member? You might be surprised. Here are six characteristics of great board members that you can start modeling today. BoardSource

Racial Equity / BLM:

10 Powerful bell hooks Works on the Intersectionality of Race and Feminism (McKenzie Jean-Philippe, Oprah Daily)

Opinion: Eugene Goodman should be Time’s Person of the Year (Eugene Robinson, Washington Post)

Facial Recognition Tech Perpetuates Racial Bias. So Why Are We Still Using It? (Annika Olson, Yes!)

Google fired its star AI researcher one year ago. Now she’s launching her own institute (Nitasha Tiku, Washington Post)

Best Black Female Performances of 2021 (Stephanie Holland, The Root)

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