Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/18/22

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:

  • “The fate of hundreds was uncertain after an attack destroyed a theater in Mariupol where they had sheltered. After Ukraine’s president pleaded with Congress for arms, President Biden approved $800 million in new military aid. He also called Vladimir V. Putin “a war criminal.”” NY Times
  • “The Federal Reserve lifted its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday as policymakers took their first decisive step toward trying to tame rapid inflation by raising borrowing costs.” NY Times
  • “A surge in coronavirus infections in Western Europe has experts and health authorities on alert for another wave of the pandemic in the United States, even as most of the country has done away with restrictions after a sharp decline in cases.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Glenn Gamboa: Senate hearing shows bipartisan support for reviving the tax break for donors who don’t itemize, @philanthropy’s @itsDanParks has the details #philanthropy AP
  • Benjamin Soskis: [email protected] now making an important point about the symbolic, egalitarian message of the non-itemizer charitable deduction, beyond its ability to raise additional funds, given how the itemized charitable deduction skews so radically to the wealthy.
  • Carrie Garber Siegrist: Today, @jctgov released report summarizing #nonprofitlaw in prep of scheduled public hearing 3/17 (“Examining #Charitable Giving and Trends in the #Nonprofit Sector”) available here … Hearing will be available via livestream: https//www.finance.senate.gov/
  • Ellen Aprill: Yes, I argued for consideration of [a tax] credit back in 2001 – SSRN – but, per Steuerle testimony today, we would need to consider its impact on charitable giving – and thus on charitable beneficiaries – overall. [Ed. Professor Aprill’s tweet is in response to discussion on Twitter regarding yesterday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing on charitable giving, and she references Eugene Steurle’s testimony.]
  • Linda Rosenthal: New Spending Act Falls Short of Nonprofits’ Needs
  • AFJ Bolder Advocacy: Hello, advocates! Our guest contributor, Dr. Sara Watson, has prepared the ultimate Advocacy Checklist to help you advance your nonprofit’s mission AND your community’s well-being. It’s gearing up to be a big year of advocacy, so download it here: https://fal.cn/3n1H6
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Russian oligarchs are big supporters of the arts and Jewish causes. Now that many of them are sanctioned, some groups will no longer accept their money. It’s the latest example of big-dollar donors causing complications for the nonprofits they support. Russian Oligarchs’ Giving Has Lessons for Nonprofits
  • Inside Philanthropy: Which Russian oligarchs are major donors in the United States? Also today: Women’s funds are a powerful way to support Ukrainians in need – Inside Philanthropy
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Can wealthy “impact investors” challenge the very economic system that has generated their wealth? A new report from @Center4EconDem offers its take for how impact investing can be truly transformative: https://bit.ly/3hYyvoO @MoveGen #impactinvesting @tanakatalk @libbiecohn
  • Philantopic: “People often forget you have to have your own house in order. How are you hiring and sourcing? What is your internal code of conduct? Who has ownership? What are your governance structures?” http://ow.ly/YTt730sev0j @GreenBiz

Racial Equity / BLM:

The Public Safety of Asian American and Pacific Islander Women (AAPIP)

The painful, cutting and brilliant letters Black people wrote to their former enslavers (Gillian Brockell, Washington Post)

Frederick Douglass’s Emotional Meeting With the Man Who Enslaved Him (Erin Blakemore, History.com)

Mississippi – The Emmett Till Story (Murder in America, podcast)

The Case (This Land, podcast)

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. 🙏