Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/1/22

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:

  • “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s advisers are shielding him from how badly the invasion of Ukraine is going, top U.S. officials said Wednesday, as the conflict raged on despite peace talks and the number of Ukrainians who have fled their country topped 4 million.” Washington Post
  • “President Biden stepped up pressure on Congress to approve billions of dollars in emergency coronavirus relief aid, using a speech at the White House on Wednesday to warn that U.S. progress against Covid-19 would be at severe risk if Congress failed to act right away.” NY Times
  • “Facebook parent company Meta is paying one of the biggest Republican consulting firms in the country to orchestrate a nationwide campaign seeking to turn the public against TikTok.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Gene: From today’s IRS EO Update: “The IRS is suspending the issuance of several notices generally mailed to tax-exempt or governmental entities in case of a delinquent return. Due to the historic pandemic, the IRS hasn’t yet processed several million returns ….” [Ed. You can read and subscribe to the IRS Exempt Organizations Update here.]
  • Independent Sector: Struggling to keep up with the hectic legislative activity and nonprofit news cycle? … Read the March DC Download for the latest on government funding, #BuildBackBetter, and a recent Senate Committee hearing on charitable giving
  • Charles Keidan: NEW: Russian philanthropy is collapsing under the weight of sanctions & international isolation, an anonymous source reveals exclusively in @Alliancemag Are Western sanctions collapsing Russian philanthropy?
  • Cyndi Suarez: “U.S. civil society’s rush to show solidarity with Ukraine reveals how structural racism defines when and how we care about war and the people it impacts.” by Kitana, our new Racial Justice Editor Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Biggest Donor-Advised Funds Are Slower to Distribute Assets, Study Finds
  • Alan Cantor: What makes a nonprofit effective? Staff. So why are boards loathe to pay fair wages, even when the organization has the resources?
  • For Purpose Law Group: Does It Matter What We Call A Nonprofit’s Top Executive?
  • Lucy Bernholz: Tech Futurist at SXSW Predicts Gloomy Future · Dataetisk Tænkehandletank
  • IEEE Spectrum: Here’s what @timnitGebru and @alexhanna are planning with their new AI research institute, @DAIRInstitute Timnit Gebru Is Building a Slow AI Movement
  • Amoretta Morris: I appreciated talking w/ @InsidePhilanthr about what excites me in my work at @BorealisPhil, the inspiration I draw from other Black women in #philanthropy and what it means to show up in leadership as my full self rooted in my faith and my politics. Seven Questions for Borealis Philanthropy President Amoretta Morris

Racial Equity / BLM:

Black Lives Matter protests are shaping how people understand racial inequality (The Conversation)

Opinion: ‘BIPOC’ Is Jargon. That’s OK, and Normal People Don’t Have to Say It. (Josh McWhorter, NY Times)

The Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings showed the power of Black sisterhood (SaraEllen Strongman, Washington Post)

Do Your AAPI Employees Feel Safe Coming Back to Work? (Mita Mallick, Harvard Business Review)

Atlanta Confronts the Spectacle of White Ignorance (Nicole Acheampong, The Atlantic)

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