Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/3/21

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:

  • “As the nation’s third confirmed case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus emerged Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said “nothing is off the table” when it comes to controlling the virus’s spread. … That includes the possibility of a vaccine mandate for domestic flights ….” Washington Post
  • “Countries around the world moved to restrict travel from southern Africa on Friday in a frantic effort to keep a newly identified, and apparently significantly evolved, variant of the coronavirus from crossing their borders. … On Friday evening, the World Health Organization said the new variant was “of concern” and gave it the name Omicron.” NY Times
  • “All six Republican appointees on the Supreme Court have long signaled that they have qualms with the Roe v. Wade decision. What’s been less clear is whether at least five of them — enough to make a majority — would be willing to overturn Roe, which would require scrapping decades of legal precedents.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Nonprofit Times: ICYMI: An estimated 35 million adults participated on #GivingTuesday 2021 in the U.S., a 6% increase compared to 2020 — #nonprofit #philanthropy #fundraising #volunteer #charity #nonprofits
  • Giving Tuesday: Radical generosity transcends simply giving money—which unfortunately has yet to stop wars, suffering + inequity through the ages —+ focuses our efforts to love, help, understand, offer hope + find new ways of healing at the root of issues. #GivingTuesday We Must Embrace Radical Generosity With or Without COVID | Opinion
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: On this year’s #GivingTuesday, let’s explore efforts to reform #philanthropy with the goal of fulfilling its mission—to give in the service of promoting a more #equitable society. @janmasaoka on the ACE act: @CalNonprofits
  • Independent Sector: Since Oct., IS has hosted 3 webinars about the ACE Act, which focuses on increased regulation of private foundations & donor-advised funds. Read a recap of the first three webinars to gain insight on how our sector should approach policies within the bill
  • Anne Wallestad: New on the @BoardSource blog: Nonprofits’ Role in Indian Boarding Schools – An Opportunity to Tell the Truth and Heal. Many thanks to Sarah Kastelic, ED of @NativeChildren, for inviting me to join with her in this call to action for nonprofit leaders.
  • Benjamin Soskis: Good overview of a high-profile debate on #GivinginTime. “GiveWell’s move to delay $110M reopens debate on giving now vs. later
  • Solidaire Network: A1: At Solidaire we take strategic direction from movement elders & an advisory team for each of our funds. They set our requirements, but we don’t burden them w/ the labor of selecting grantees. We hire staff who comes from movement work & the communities we fund #LetsTalkPower [Ed. In response to Q4 from the Kataly Foundation: “Q1: For too long, philanthropy has dictated what communities should do, how they should do it, and what resources they receive. What if things were different? What if power was held in community? Share your “what if” for philanthropy.”]
  • Nwamaka Agbo: A4: Too often, funders are preoccupied with the impact we want to have, and our own legacy. What’s important is that organizations in the field create impact that is meaningful for communities. #LetsTalkPower [Ed. In response to Q4 from the Kataly Foundation: “Funders are always trying to demonstrate the impact of our grantmaking—but who defines what meaningful impact is? How can we reimagine our perspectives and metrics about impact to reflect the lived experiences and material conditions of grassroots communities?”]
  • For Purpose Law Group: Funder-Grantee Relationships: Navigating Change
  • Teddy Schleifer: New at @PuckNews — America’s dark-money problem is about to get much worse. Prepare for a race to the bottom. That’s because the line between philanthropy and politics has, frankly, been completely obliterated. Buckle up! Inside the Dems’ Dark Money Machine

Racial Equity / BLM:

Stacey Abrams Says She’s Running for Georgia Governor (Astead W. Herndon, NY Times)

How Thousands of Black Farmers Were Forced Off Their Land (Kali Holloway, The Nation)

Antiracism & Immigration: People First (Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi)

It’s now possible to visit the Smithsonian’s African American history museum virtually (Elliot C. Williams, NPR)

Ronny Chieng’s Chinatown Report & The Wave of Anti-Asian Racism – Beyond the Scenes (The Daily Show, YouTube)

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