Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/10/23

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 proposed a $6.8 trillion budget that sought to increase spending on the military and a wide range of new social programs while also reducing future budget deficits, defying Republican calls to scale back government and reasserting his economic vision before an expected re-election campaign.” NY Times
  • “The second-largest bank failure in U.S. history rocked the tech industry and sent ripples of anxiety throughout the financial system Friday as Silicon Valley Bank went from being a key part of the tech ecosystem to collapsing in a matter of hours.” Washington Post
  • “More than 190 countries have reached a landmark deal for protecting the biodiversity of the world’s oceans, agreeing for the first time on a common framework for establishing new protected areas in international waters.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Alexander Reid: President’s Budget proposes to modify private foundation minimum distribution requirement by disqualifying (1) grants from private foundations to DAFs and (2) compensation and other payments to foundation insiders from counting toward foundation’s minimum… LinkedIn
  • Gene: IMPORTANT: Calif nonprofits: new urgency on filing forms on time – @janmasaoka @CalNonprofits FREE webinar:: 11- 12 PM (Pacific) on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023
  • ABC News: Trump loyalist Kash Patel has been raising money for a charity he launched called “Fight With Kash” — but some nonprofit experts say it could raise legal questions. ABC News [Ed. Nice to see NEO’s Erin Bradrick quoted here.]
  • Linda Rosenthal: Big News Recently for International Aid Organizations
  • Jamie Merisotis: Ethics matter in philanthropy. Great piece by @Enright4good about the leadership that @COF_ is providing. ” Foundation leaders need to hold each other accountable for ensuring their organizations maintain the highest ethical standards” A Set of Ethical Principles Can Help Philanthropy Regain Public Trust in the Field
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: Is it possible to recuperate the public’s trust in #philanthropy? @MaribelMorey1 @Miami_Institute reviews ‘For-Profit Philanthropy,’ a new book that explores the history of mega-philanthropists and giving today by Dana Brakman Reiser & Steven A. Dean. The Future of Elite Giving
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: “Talking about race is in fact the only way democracy can succeed in a multiracial society.” Angela Glover Blackwell @policylink writes in SSIR’s 20th Anniversary Issue about the next great US innovation: building a vibrant multiracial democracy. How We Achieve a Multiracial Democracy
  • Candid: Movements are having a moment. But to become one of the success stories, it helps to work from the bottom up, top-down, and inside out. Emily Bell Tyree at Action Against Hunger shares how to build a movement that creates lasting change. Is it a movement or a moment?
  • The Giving Review: In 1st part of 2-part conversation with @GivingReview co-editor @mhartmannmke, @LoyolaLawSchool professor @EllenAprill talks about her career, the different revenue-raising and regulatory roles of the IRS, … [Ed. Part 2 available here.]
  • Philip Hackney: Excited about a new draft Essay with @smbrnsn in honor of @EllenAprill for a Festschrift in her honor; all papers to be published in the Loyola LA L Rev: A More Capacious Concept of Church We appreciate your comments! [Ed. I’m excited to join the Festschrift in Ellen’s honor!]

Equity and Justice:

Activist Judy Heumann led a reimagining of what it means to be disabled (Joseph Shapiro, NPR)

‘I Don’t Take a Single Second for Granted’: Asian and Asian American Nominees on the Oscars (Robert Ito, NY Times)

A life in Congress: Lauren Underwood learns what it costs (Ruby Cramer, Washington Post)

Hamstrung by ‘golden handcuffs’: Diversity roles disappear 3 years after George Floyd’s murder inspired them (Curtis Bunn, NBC News)

Corporations are saying one thing and demonstrating something else. It’s going back to checking the box versus hiring and keeping qualified workers who can impact change in the company.

U.S. to restore more bison herds on tribal lands by tapping Indigenous knowledge (Matthew Brown, AP, PBS)

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