Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/18/21

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 United States and Russia traded conflicting accounts over whether Russian forces were really pulling back from the Ukrainian border, as Moscow has insisted, the separatists claimed they had come under fire from the Ukrainians. That is precisely the sort of incident Western officials have warned Russia might try to use to justify military action.” NY Times
  • “The number of American children in poverty spiked dramatically in January after the expiration of President Biden’s expanded child benefit at the end of last year, according to new research released on Thursday. The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University said that the child poverty rate rose from 12 percent in December 2021 to 17 percent last month, an approximately 41 percent increase ….” Washington Post
  • “Former president Donald Trump’s longtime accounting firm informed his company last week that a decade’s worth of Trump’s financial statements “should no longer be relied upon” and suggested that any recipient of the documents be alerted, according to a copy of the letter filed in New York court filings.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Center for Effective Philanthropy: NEW on the blog, CEP’s @kmbolduc & @philxbuchanan share 8 signs that your board might be dysfunctional based on their own experiences of both the good and the bad in board dynamics & practices. #boards #governance #leadership #philanthropy #nonprofits Eight Signs Your Board Might Be Dysfunctional
  • Philip Hackney: Uploaded my Written Testimony for the Hearing for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives State Government Committee on Donor Disclosure and Campaign Finance Regulations: Reviewing Recent Legal Precedents. Check it out.
  • Linda Rosenthal: New Resources for “Nonprofit Advocacy”
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Did foundations increase their support of racial #justice after the murder of #GeorgeFloyd? Yes, but @CEPData report shows not in #AAPI or #Native communities: https://bit.ly/3sMyzgJ @FNDI303 @NativeGiving @naomiorensten
  • Kathleen Enright: [email protected]: When trust is given and control handed over, amazing things happen – especially when those you invest in are wholly invested in their community’s success. @COF_ Melinda French Gates Shifts Her Wealth Away From the Gates Foundation. Her 1-Sentence Reason Turns Modern Leadership Upside-Down
  • Philantopic: “#Philanthropy is no exception—whether it’s the global pandemic or mass movements for #racialjustice reform, what otherwise seemed like a predictable and linear industry remains mired in continued, seismic shifts.” https://bit.ly/3JrwXj8 @FastCompany
  • Leslie Albrecht: Elon Musk’s $5.7 billion secret — why we may never find out who benefited from his Tesla stock donation MarketWatch [Ed. I weighed in a bit on donor disclosures.]
  • For Purpose Law Group: Big Week for DAF-Reform Buzz
  • Debra Baker: How Nonprofits Can Evade Ransomware Attacks: Just as small businesses can’t be complacent,… http://dlvr.it/SK3QTr #cybersecurity #infosec
  • Gene: A touching tribute to a pioneer of the nonprofit law practice area, Tom Silk, from @GregLColvin – Tom & Greg were also both instrumental in legitimizing #fiscalsponsorship in the nonprofit sector. Many thanks. [Ed. Tom Silk was the person, as a guest lecturer in my first class in grad school, who introduced me to the area of ‘nonprofit law.’]

Racial Equity / BLM:

Black History Month 2022 – Stories, Quotes and Photos (Washington Post)

Rap Takes Over Super Bowl Halftime, Balancing Celebration and Protest (Jon Caramanica, NY Times)

The Supreme Court’s ‘Dead Hand’ (Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic)

Teachers Tackle Black History Month, Under New Restrictions (Jacey Fortin and Giulia Heyward, NY Times)

Horrific allegations of racism prompt California lawsuit against Tesla (Margot Roosevelt, Russ Mitchell, LA Times)

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. 🙏