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:
- “U.S. Covid Death Toll Surpasses 900,000 as Omicron’s Spread Slows New case reports are waning, but deaths have yet to peak, and Americans are wondering what long-term coexistence with the coronavirus might look like.” NY Times
- “The Republican Party on Friday officially declared the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol and events that led to it “legitimate political discourse,” and rebuked two lawmakers in the party who have been most outspoken in condemning the deadly riot and the role of Donald J. Trump in spreading the election lies that fueled it.” NY Times
- “Some of the White House documents that Donald Trump improperly took to his Mar-a-Lago residence were clearly marked as classified, including documents at the “top secret” level, according to two people familiar with the matter.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Lucy Bernholz: Heritage Foundation, former powerhouse of GOP policy, adjusts in face of new competition from Trump allies … The #philanthropy money behind these #thinktanks and @NPOs needs to be seen as part of larger #philanthropy/#politics story in US
- Benjamin Soskis: And as I’ve mentioned already, this is an issue that @HistPhil is going to explore over next few months. See Gara LaMarche’s opening post: Why Popularist Attacks On Progressive Philanthropy Miss The Mark
- Anne Wallestad: This new piece from @npquarterly’s @cyndisuarez is rich with insights about some of the generational dynamics around power and racial equity in nonprofit structures. An important read. Leaders of Color at the Forefront of the Nonprofit Sector’s Challenges
- Nonprofit Quarterly: A bill in congress has emerged to regulate donor-advised funds. Will #Congress commit to meaningful rules for the road? @janmasaoka of @CalNonprofits explains: https://bit.ly/3rC6I36
- Jennifer Fearing: @CalNonprofits is seeking input on our draft “Principles for the Reform of Policies Governing Philanthropy.” Please read, engage, share. …
- Commonfund Institute: Aligning Endowments & Investments with Foundation Values: Reflections from a @COF_ webinar https://hubs.ly/Q012ynM50
- Nonprofit Times: Volume of #cryptocurrency #donations to #nonprofits via @TheGivingBlock Upwards arrow from $4.2 million in 2020 to $69.6 million in 2021 – http://ow.ly/15NK50HRUq3 #fundraising #philanthropy #charity #nonprofit
- Karl Mill: On this day when I am on Twitter the most (NBA trade deadline), it seems like a good time to also post this blog post with a presentation I did recently on donations of cryptocurrency: I can’t watch myself on video, but hopefully I said something useful.
- Ellen Aprill: Now posted on SSRN – my piece “Governmental and Semi-Governmental Federal Charitable Entities.” Categories discussed – fed gov itself; certain federal agencies; tax-exempt nonprofits created by Congress; otherwise private nonprofits with honorific Congressional charter.
- Nonprofit Law News: Religious Institutions Update: February 2022 | by @Holland_Knight
Racial Equity / BLM:
The Root Presents Our History (interactive graphic)
Trump and allies try to redefine racism by casting White men as victims (Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post)
Disclosures for Equity (Atinuke O. Adediran, Columbia Law Review)
Difference Makers: A leader’s guide to championing diversity on boards [based on the Blinkist summary of the book]
The Great Debaters (film)
If there are any attorneys or law students who identify as Black, Native Americans, or Pacific Islanders who are interested in nonprofit corporate and tax-exemption laws and who’d like to pursue this area of practice, I’m committing one hour each week to being a resource. Please contact me if I can be of service. 🙏