Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/17/23

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:

  • Bank Fears Go Global, Sending a Shudder Through Markets Stomach-churning volatility in stocks, bonds and other assets on Wednesday reflected renewed worries about the state of the economy and the risks lurking in the financial system.” NY Times
  • “Eleven of the nation’s largest banks announced Thursday that they would deposit a total of $30 billion into First Republic Bank, as Wall Street and U.S. officials staged an emergency intervention aimed at quelling tremors in the financial sector.” Washington Post
  • “Finally, there is a peace deal of sorts in the Middle East. Not between Israel and the Arabs, but between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which have been at each other’s throats for decades. And brokered not by the United States but by China.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: “We are a nation of innovators…” but @mikemcafee06 (@policylink) warns against quick fixes for social problems and calls on the social sector to focus on “the humble, steady work of truly making our society livable for all people.” Social Innovation That Leads to Liberation
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: In today’s highly divided social and political environment, #socialmovements must balance the pursuit of long-term visions with bridge-building work that can strengthen threatened democratic institutions: @profjohnapowell @SaraGrossman
  • Linda Rosemthal: Renewed Push for Universal Charitable Deduction
  • Philanthropy News Digest: The new investment policy statement at @CaseyGrants includes “robust, values-aligned screening for the foundation’s investments and racial and gender diversity and inclusion requirements for the companies overseeing them.” Marguerite Casey Foundation to move half of assets to diverse managers
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: The challenge of our time is to replace unfair systems with ones that are more inclusive and more equitable. In SSIR’s 20th Anniversary Issue, @hpennington_ (@FordFoundation) lays out three key cross-sector reforms that can flip the script. Tackling Inequality Through Social Innovation
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Opinion: While the pandemic elevated feelings of distrust, science has long had trust problems among certain populations and on specific issues — often stemming from a failure to live up to society’s basic values. @DorisDukeFdn CoP
  • Stacy Palmer: Its Georgia O’Keeffe Is Worth Millions. And Its Dorms Need Updating.
  • Alex Reid: Some advice from Tax Court judge Joe Nega in anticipation (get it?) of St. Patrick’s Day: “Gift before sale, all is well; sale before gift makes you feel sick!” In other words, “To avoid an anticipatory assignment of income on the contribution of apprecia… LinkedIn
  • Bridgespan Group: Evergreen insights from @FidelityChrtbl, 5 ways that individual #donors can help #nonprofits right now: Fidelity Charitable
  • Charlotte Alter: Exclusive: Will MacAskill and other EA leaders had been personally and repeatedly warned about SBF’s sketchy business ethics as early as 2018. They apparently dismissed those concerns, and went on to accept tens of millions in donations from FTX. Time

Equity and Justice:

The Complex History of Asian Representation at the Oscars (Olivia B. Waxman, Time)

“On a broader level, authentic representation of Asian stories on-screen can lead to a better understanding of Asian stories off-screen. One recent poll showed 58% of Americans couldn’t name a famous Asian American public figure.”

The Impact of Everything Everywhere All at Once on the Asian-American Community (Jana Money,

Judy Heumann Insisted That Disabled People Like Me Belong (Rebekah Taussig, Time)

Is the umbrella term ‘Asian American’ even accurate anymore? (Sakshi Venkatraman, NBC News)

Texas Senate’s priority bills on higher ed would end tenure, diversity policies (Kate McGree, Texas Tribune)

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