Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/11/22

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:

  • “But now — with the Ukrainians waging a fierce resistance and Russian forces bogged down outside nearly every major city — the Biden administration and its allies say they see no clear end to the military phase of this conflict, according to interviews with 17 administration officials, diplomats, policymakers and experts. The situation seems destined to result in an even deadlier and more protracted slog, wreaking devastation in Ukraine and causing a massive humanitarian crisis.” Washington Post
  • “The United States will ban imports of oil and natural gas from Russia, President Biden announced Tuesday, a decision reached after days of behind-the-scenes talks that revolved around protecting the global economy from an energy shock.” Washington Post
  • Experts and psychologists are racing to understand how the torments of a volatile, unpredictable planet shape our minds and mental health. In February, a major new study highlighted the mental health effects of climate change for the first time, saying that anxiety and stress from a changing climate were likely to increase in coming years. NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Benjamin Soskis: It’s highly significant that the Anti-Corruption Data Collective include philanthropic gifts among its analysis of transnational corruption. And that its calls for transparency extend to donor disclosures. Russian oligarchs have donated millions to U.S. charities, museums and universities, analysis shows
  • Linda Rosenthal: Putin’s Pals & Western Philanthropy
  • David Fahrenthold: The gateway to nonprofit status is the IRS. But it offers a less intrusive fast-track approval process for groups that promise they’ll handle less than $50K/yr. One of these groups did that. Then it asked the state for $730K in its 1st month, FBI said. F.B.I. Sees ‘Massive Fraud’ in Groups’ Food Programs for Needy Children
  • Gene: How Can Philanthropy Curb Climate Change? | and more from me on why it’s important for nonprofits without an environmental mission to work on climate change What’s Your Nonprofit Doing to Fight Climate Change?
  • Inside Philanthropy: Two new reports unpack philanthropy’s 2020 response to the calls for racial justice and the COVID pandemic. While both studies cite positive developments, progress, as always, is in the eye of the beholder. Mike Scutari reports:
  • Donors of Color Network: Philanthropy is still largely dominated by white voices. But the transformational impact of high net worth BIPOC donors deserves to be told.✅out our latest report Philanthropy Always Sounds Like Someone Else: A Portrait of High Net Worth Donors of Color
  • Philantopic: “We cannot let a generation of girls bear the cost of this pandemic for the rest of their lives….girls must be at the centre of global, national, and local pandemic response and recovery plans.” @UNICEF #genderequity #IWD2022
  • Kathy Reich: I just registered for @SkollFoundation @SkollWorldForum April 6-8, excited to learn from changemakers around the globe. Virtual, free, open to all. Skoll
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Opinion: Rather than relying on entrenched and generally unimaginative strategies to address the problem, foundations should consider a solution that is staring them in the face: the deployment of their endowment assets to fight homelessness. CoP [Ed. Opinion by Daniel Heimpel.]
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: For everyone joining us at this year’s Frontiers of Social Innovation conference March 22-24, here’s a reading list of SSIR articles that explore shifts in philanthropy, place-based social change, citizen/government collaboration, and more. Reading List: Power Dynamics at Play in Social Change

Racial Equity / BLM:

She’s Combating a Wave of Anti-Asian Hate (Alix Strauss, NY Times) [Ed. Happy to see this interview with Cynthia Choi, co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate.]

Asian Americans Grapple With Tide of Attacks: ‘We Need Our Safety Back’ (Jeffery C. Mays, Dana Rubinstein and Grace Ashford, NY Times)

The 2020 census had big undercounts of Black people, Latinos and Native Americans (Hansi Lo Wang, NPR)

Senate passes Emmett Till Antilynching Act of 2022, sending bill to Biden for his signature (Ali Zaslav, CNN)

Florida Legislature passes bill that limits how schools and workplaces teach about race and identity (Tim Craig, Washington Post)

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