Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/25/22

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:

  • “Virginia Thomas, a conservative activist married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, repeatedly pressed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to pursue unrelenting efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in a series of urgent text exchanges in the critical weeks after the vote, according to copies of the messages obtained by The Washington Post and CBS News.” Washington Post
  • “NATO will be sending additional troops to Eastern Europe amid Russia’s ongoing assault on Ukraine. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance will double the number of deployed troops and send them to Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia.” Newsweek
  • “The pandemic, and now the war in Ukraine, have altered how America’s economy functions. While economists have spent months waiting for conditions to return to normal, they are beginning to wonder what “normal” will mean.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • AFJ Bolder Advocacy: True or False? If you’re a 501(c)(3), you can help shape the future of the Supreme Court. That is 100% TRUE ➡️ The IRS allows 501(c)(3)s to influence the presidential selection & senate confirmation process of a SCOTUS Justice. Learn more here:
  • Mackenzie Scott: Excited to share this list of remarkable organizations. Helping Any of Us Can Help Us All [Ed. The post provides a “list of gift recipients since [Scott’s] post in June, 465 non-profits converting $3,863,125,000 into meaningful services for others ….”]
  • GEO: Take a look – GEO member @HaasSrFund unpacks lessons learned in cultivating trust from their Racial Justice cohort that uplifted the experiences of Asian American, Black & Indigenous communities.
  • Rhodri Davies: I’ve done a piece for @ThirdSector on why charities should support community-building initiatives, both for their own sake and because it will benefit society as a whole: Third Sector
  • For Purpose Law Group: Nonprofit Advocacy After the Omnibus Act
  • Tony Martignetti: Does Your #Nonprofit Board Need a Chief Governance Officer? – @SSIReview
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: Lobbying is good for democracies, says @alemannoEU at #SSIRFrontiers: “Societies which are inhabited by citizens who are assertive instead of allegiant–who organize and reach out to their lawmakers–tend to be more transparent and accountable.”
  • Integrity Action: Public interest technologists recognize that #technology is never neutral. It isn’t enough to say #tech is “for good.” We must always ask: “good for who?” Excellent insights on the social impacts of tech & more @divyasiddarth @cmcilwain at #SSIRFrontiers @SSIReview #tech4good
  • Leslie Albrecht: When Airbnb announced it was providing free short-term housing for 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, @levisu and I got curious. How exactly did Airbnb’s good-will gesture work, we wondered. Here’s what we found when we looked into it. 1/8 [Ed. Article available on MarketWatch.]
  • John Arnold: ‘@dicktofel points out that the nonprofit donor/member model of journalism shows signs of promise in large markets like Houston, Baltimore, and Chicago. But smaller, less wealthy markets, where need is greatest, risk being overlooked. It’s Important Not to Look Away from the News Deserts Problem

Racial Equity / BLM:

President Biden Nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to Serve on the U.S. Supreme Court (White House)

Sen. Booker speaks to the love that brings Jackson to the verge of the Supreme Court (NPR)

2020 Census Undercounted Hispanic, Black and Native American Residents (Michael Wines and Maria Cramer, NY Times)

More Than Just ‘Hate’ (Caroline Mimbs Nyce, The Atlantic)

Philanthropy Should Follow Where Native Women in New Mexico Are Leading (Native Americans in Philanthropy Staff, NAP)

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