Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/2/22

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:

  • “The Senate on Tuesday passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which would enshrine marriage equality in federal law, granting protections to same-sex and interracial couples.” Washington Post
  • “As a strike of 48,000 academic workers at the University of California—the largest labor action of the year—stretches into a third week, other universities are watching closely. The outcome in California, experts say, could shape a new model for higher education across the country.” Time
  • “Four days of demonstrations against Beijing’s “zero covid” policy, which have reverberated across China with little sign of fading, amount to one of the largest expressions of discontent the country has seen since the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Gene: Important: IRS Notice 2022-50: Free money out there for nonprofits in clean energy – credits that can be turned to cash (elective payments) added by the Inflation Reduction Act. #WCTEO
  • Karl Mill: This [Warning for Cannabis-Related Charities (And Others): IRS Applies Legality Doctrine in Denial 201917008] was a blog post I enjoyed writing a long time ago. Still has a lot of relevance too. Not just for cannabis orgs but orgs with an interest in psychedelics and other substances of shifting legality. [Ed. Shared by Karl at the #WCTEO.]
  • Pete Manzo: “Foundations fund too many musings about designs (to shift policy) rather than funding carpenters swinging hammers; we know plenty about what works, but we’re not funding enough nonprofits to do it” – Jan Masaoka, @CalNonprofits #wcteo #philanthropy
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: “Building a new social contract will…require developing not just new government programs, but institutions that live outside government.” —@Steve_NPQ @BudgetHawks @pewresearch #climatejustice
  • Giving Tuesday: It’s #GivingTuesday! Today is all about celebrating each and every single act of generosity we have to offer. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor out, or showing up for an issue or people we care about, we each have something to contribute. #GivingEveryTuesday
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: GivingTuesday marked its 10th anniversary by raising $3.1 billion. Now a mainstay of year-end giving, the one-day event’s fundraising totals have elevated the bar year after year. Giving was up 15 percent over last year; more than 25 percent over 2020. GivingTuesday Raises $3.1 Billion Despite Worries About Inflation and Possible Recession
  • For Purpose Law Group: Year-End Fundraising: A Few Random Reminders
  • Inside Philanthropy: As of last year, American donors are putting quite a lot more into donor-advised funds than they are into foundations. Even as calls for reform persist, @PhilipRojc considers what the future might look like should this trend continue.
  • BoardSource: The 2022 Social Impact Talent Retention Practices Survey, conducted by Nonprofit HR, shows a 61% year-over-year rise in nonprofits’ adoption of formal strategies to retain their valued staff members. Read more from the NonProfit Times. DEI Staff Retention Strategy Use Up 28%
  • NY Times: Breaking News: Hate speech on Twitter has jumped since Elon Musk took over, researchers found. Musk “sent up the Bat Signal to every kind of racist, misogynist and homophobe that Twitter was open for business,” the head of one of the research groups said. NY Times

Racial Equity and Justice:

How ‘Black Panther’ Builds Complex Characters From the Politics of Colonization (Maya Phillips, NY Times)

With Namor, Wakanda Forever Does What Latine Media Will Not (Dash Harris, Refinery 29)

Museum Directors, Do You Need a Hug? (Hakim Bishara, Hyperallergic)

Can We Prevent ‘Dark Money’ from Destroying Housing Opportunity? (Denise Scott, LISC)

Addressing the Trauma of Native American Boarding Schools (Independent Sector)

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