Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/2/21

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 infrastructure plan that President Biden described on Wednesday — $2 trillion in federal investment in poured concrete, electric car chargers, artificial intelligence and social engineering — is a bet that government can do colossal things that the private sector cannot. …It will take years to know whether Mr. Biden’s initiative will have the lasting power of the New Deal or the Great Society, or whether it can “change the paradigm,” as he argued a few weeks ago.” NY Times
  • “It’s the last news anyone wants to hear: one year after the United States was slammed with its first wave of COVID-19—which was followed by even worse second and third waves—public health experts are worried that the country is headed for a fourth major spike.” Time
  • “There are two trials into the death of George Floyd. One is unfolding in the courtroom where a jury will decide whether former police officer Derek Chauvin is culpable in Floyd’s death after pinning him to the ground with a knee on his neck. Outside the courtroom, the case is widely seen as a trial of the US system itself — a test of whether justice is possible for a Black man who died while under arrest, triggering a global racial reckoning.” CNN

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Gene: Relief, Rebuilding, and Representation – @DanCardinali @IndSector | includes reference to an approach to establishing a White House Office on the Nonprofit Sector through Executive Order
  • Urban Institute: From @HansNichols: The biggest-ticket item would raise the corporate rate from 21% to 28%– worth $730 billion over 10 years, finds @TaxPolicyCenter. Biden’s true tax priorities
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: “I feel like, the state of power in our work is really starting to identify: where is power being monopolized? Where is power being hoarded?” The State of Power
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Too many foundations “operate in a vacuum, failing to recognize that their efforts alone are unlikely to achieve the long-term impact they seek.” (Sign up to read this article free.) Sharing Power and Curbing Racial Inequities: How Grant Makers Can Commit to Real Change a Year After Covid
  • Stacy Palmer: Opinion: Why museums, colleges and others removing names of racists are papering over problems instead of taking accountability for unjust systems and working to advance equity Washington Post
  • Karl Mill: When I read stories like this, I wonder how long some progressive organizations can continue to oppose donation transparency measures. I’ve never bought that this is as nuanced of an issue as some in the sector assert that it is. Inside the Koch-Backed Effort to Block the Largest Election-Reform Bill in Half a Century via @NewYorker
  • Brian Galle: Pleased to have been able to help draft this amicus brief on behalf of non-profit scholars in AFPF v. Rodriguez, the upcoming case on California’s requirement that charities confidentially report their major donors to the state.
  • Teddy Schleifer: New this AM — Our story on how a pandemic ushered in a new Era of the Billionaire. It made the richest people in the world central — almost too central — figures in our lives. Our tale of their extraordinary power at an extraordinary moment in history. Why we can’t stop talking about billionaires ReCode
  • Teddy Schleifer: New this weekend — San Francisco is once again fighting over billionaires’ philanthropic power. Here’s the story of how a $25 million donation to help students got ensnared in local politics. It’s a doozy. ReCode
  • For Purpose Law Group: Updating Nonprofit Corporate Policies #NPCOVID19 #nonprofits #philanthropy

Black Lives Matter:

The Trial of Derek Chauvin (The Daily)

How a Shared Goal to Dismantle White Supremacy Is Fueling Black-Asian Solidarity (Kay Moon, Time)

Why the trope of Black-Asian conflict in the face of anti-Asian violence dismisses solidarity (Jennifer Lee and Tiffany Huang, Brookings)

Sam Pollard (Armchair Expert)

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019 (Ibram X. Kendi) [based on the Blinkist 18 min. summary of the book]