Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/29/22

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:

  • ‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents.” NY Times
  • “Elon Musk struck a deal on Monday to buy Twitter for roughly $44 billion, in a victory by the world’s richest man to take over the influential social network frequented by world leaders, celebrities and cultural trendsetters.” NY Times
  • “The White House on Thursday announced a proposal to allow U.S. authorities to liquidate the assets of Russian oligarchs and donate the proceeds to Ukraine, seeking what appears to be broad new legal powers to expand America’s financial war on the Kremlin amid bipartisan pressure in Congress. President Biden will send the new plan to Congress along with a broader request for $33 billion to help the Ukrainians fight Russia’s invasion.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Nonprofit Times: Breaking: $50 Million NPO bill to be introduced in Congress … #nonprofits NPTimes
  • Urban Institute: New blog post: Systems change “requires consistent, concerted effort toward a vision that may seem distant. Although this work is hard, it is necessary to dismantle the barriers that unfairly block people… from upward mobility.” Five Questions to Create Systems Change in Your Community
  • BoardSource: Advocacy is a powerful lever for real impact. Our goal is to inspire and challenge board leaders to stand for their mission through active engagement as ambassadors and advocates. Here’s the “why” behind advocacy. Stand for Your Mission
  • DaNeen Brown: Senior staff members at the historic Montpelier estate of James Madison were fired Monday, in what they called retaliation for speaking out on behalf of descendants of enslaved Black people fighting for parity on the foundation board. Montpelier staffers say they were fired for backing descendants group Washington Post
  • Cherie: According to the IRS Director of Exempt Organizations, these are the most common exempt org tax/compliance issues – -Tax on Self-Dealing -Form 990-T Filing Requirements -Gaming Issues -Employee Classification Source: Georgetown Law EO Conference
  • CalNonprofits: Our Legislation Tracker is a great way to follow key bills with impact for the #nonprofit sector, and our positions. Thanks for sharing @forpurposelaw @LexBlog @linjane51
  • Building Movement Project: RESOURCES: @NativeGiving and @CandidDotOrg have partnered to create “Investing in Native Communities,” a robust resource library with funding data, research, historical context, and tools to support Native communities and causes.
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: “You are not going to achieve liberation because you’re brilliant and you have a brilliant organization. It is how we hold each other accountable for delivery for people.” @Steve_NPQ
  • Goodable: The Brooklyn Public Library has announced that any teenager in America is now eligible for a Brooklyn Public Library card. Teens can sign out ebooks + audiobooks from wherever they live. The move is designed to combat censorship, with some titles listed as “always available.”
  • Sarah Kaplan: Climate change could decimate ocean life – but curbing fossil fuel use & other planet-warming activities could cut extinctions by 70%. What we do now matters, @pinskylab told me. “This is not ‘once in a lifetime’ but maybe ‘once in a humanity’ moment.” Ocean animals face a mass extinction from climate change, study finds

Racial Equity and Justice:

Montpelier staffers say they were fired for backing descendants group (Gregory S. Schneider and DeNeen L. Brown, Washington Post)

Opinion: This movie’s Asian American metaphor is a message to the not-so-United States (Jeff Yang, CNN)

The woman setting the record straight on Native American history (Brandi Morin, Al Jazeera)

Ai-jen Poo and Tarana Burke The Future of Hope 5 (On Being with Krista Tippett)

Loving (film)

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. 🙏