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:
- “India considered itself to be “in the endgame” of the pandemic just a few weeks ago. Now it is the global epicenter. The country recently surpassed the devastating milestone of more than 345,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day, the biggest total recorded globally since the pandemic began.” The Atlantic
- “Last week, Latin America accounted for 35 percent of all coronavirus deaths in the world, despite having just 8 percent of the global population ….” NY Times
- “White House officials plan to make a massive increase in enforcement at the Internal Revenue Service a central component of the tax proposal they will unveil this week alongside a $1.8 trillion spending package, according to four people briefed on the matter. … White House officials have eyed raising as much as $700 billion from toughening IRS enforcement and auditing over 10 years, two of the people said, although the precise amount in the plan remained unclear. Enforcement will be focused on the wealthy, the people [briefed on the matter] said.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Tony Martignetti: Conscience Crisis: The Impact of Your #Nonprofit Not Living Your Values – @bloomerangTech
- Daniel Cardinali: Statement on the American Families Plan: “We are gratified that the 28% cap on itemized deductions, which had been raised as a possible component in the proposed plan, is not included as an offset in the American Families Plan.” Full Statement
- Lloyd Mayer: My quick take based on today’s #SCOTUS oral argument in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta: California Likely to Lose, But Big Question is How.
- Brian Galle: Loved hearing former NY charities bureau chief Sean Delaney hitting the high points of our amicus brief this morning on NPR: Supreme Court Eyes Rich Activists, Their Anonymous Donations And Tax Breaks
- Rick Hasen: I listened to oral argument in AFP v. Bonta so you don’t have to. It will be either (a) bad or (b) very bad for the constitutionality of campaign finance disclosure laws. Analysis at Election Law Blog
- Rob Reich: Empire of Pain about the Sackler family and the opioid crisis is a masterpiece. This conversation with author @praddenkeefe and @AnandWrites is a great intro to the book and larger theme of a plutocratic infection of a diseased democracy. Your pain, their gain
- Nicholas Kulish: This is a story about online scammers. It involves the famous philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, a fake bank website, Bitcoin transfers, counterfeit Facebook pages and, at its center, a woman who needed a helping hand and lost everything instead. THREAD MacKenzie Scott Gave Away Billions. The Scam Artists Followed.
- Nonprofit Quarterly: [email protected] and @msmegmassey outline what accountability looks like for #philanthropy and impact investment elites in this excerpt from their latest book “Letting Go” Philanthropy and the Zen of Participation
- Harvard Business Review: Think about what would be on your ideal agenda, if you were creating it. 10 Proactive Questions Every Board Member Should Be Asking
- Bridgespan Group: Investors: Avoid “impact washing.” Know the key differences between #ESG and #ImpInv, and why they’re both important for our future Why the World Needs Both ESG and Impact Investing
Black Lives Matter:
Hollywood’s Anti-Black Bias Costs It $10 Billion a Year (Franklin Leonard, NY Times)
The Truth in My Heart and Mind (Michael McAfee)
Judge Declines Immediate Release of Video in North Carolina Shooting (Richard Fausset and Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, NY Times)
Dorothy Brown (Armchair Expert) [Ed. Professor Brown is author of the new book The Whiteness of Wealth which examines how race relates to taxes and wealth inequality.]