Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/5/21

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:

  • “President Biden on Thursday ordered an end to arms sales and other support to Saudi Arabia for a war in Yemen that he called a “humanitarian and strategic catastrophe” and declared that the United States would no longer be “rolling over in the face of Russia’s aggressive actions.”” NY Times
  • “Former President Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party leveraged false claims of voter fraud and promises to overturn the election to raise more than a quarter-billion dollars in November and December as hundreds of thousands of trusting supporters listened and opened their wallets. … But the Trump campaign spent only a tiny fraction of its haul on lawyers and other legal bills related to those claims.” NY Times
  • “The House voted largely along party lines Thursday to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her two committee assignments, a precedent-shattering move by Democrats to rebuke a Republican who has espoused extremist beliefs that she publicly renounced in part just hours before the vote.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Nonprofit Quarterly: TRENDING: 6 Steps for Nonprofits to Be Effective Advocates of Community-Supporting Policy
  • Independent Sector: (1/2) The White House and congressional leaders are negotiating another much needed relief package. This follows on from late December’s relief package. With so many moving pieces, here’s a summary of what was included in the last legislation
  • Phil Buchanan: I am not a general operating support absolutist. I believe there’s a time & place for a good old-fashioned 1 year project-restricted grant. But 12 percent? It cannot possibly make sense for the proportion of multiyear general support grants to be so low. Listening as the Path to Change
  • Women’s Funding Network: “Community is really important and helping build this philanthropic muscle in the next generation of women.” WFN is thrilled to be mentioned in this @nytimes article; bringing global impact to women-led community power. #womenfunded #philanthropy How Women Are Changing the Philanthropy Game [Ed. Stacy Palmer, Editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, made the important observation that this story appeared on page 2 of the Style section while a 2017 story featuring male philanthropists appeared on page 1 of the Business section.]
  • Borealis Philanthropy: Check out @npquarterly’s new podcast series about women of color in leadership. The first episode features our new president, Amoretta Morris!
  • For Purpose Law Group: Final UBIT Regulations Issued #philanthropy #nonprofits
  • Gene: Seeking retroactive IRS recognition of tax-exempt status? New (more strict) developments –
  • Gene: New law increases deduction limit for corporate cash contributions for disaster relief; IRS provides recordkeeping relief IRS
  • John Fitzgerald: Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Elizabeth Warren want newly confirmed Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to take on the issue of what they call “the corrosive effect of dark money on American elections.” Dems to Treasury Chief Yellen: The Time to Crack Down on Dark Money Is Now
  • Esther Choo: Today we honor Fred Korematsu, who challenged the constitutionality of Japanese-American internment during WW2. “The court ruled in favor of the government and against Korematsu in what is now widely considered one of its worst decisions.” It’s Fred Korematsu Day: Celebrating A Foe Of U.S. Internment Camps

Black Lives Matter:

Support, Invest, and Engage: A Resource List for Non-Black People in Nonprofits and Philanthropy (Catherine Foley)

Armchair Expert – Robert Livingston

How to Promote Racial Equity in the Workplace (Robert Livingston, Harvard Business Review)

The Black girl who defied segregation, inspiring MLK and Jackie Robinson (Martin Dobrow, Washington Post)

Antiracism’s Ibram Kendi thinks big: Why not equality right now? (Khari Thompson, USA Today)