Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/9/21

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:

  • “On Wednesday, the Treasury Department released the details of Mr. Biden’s tax plan, which aims to raise as much as $2.5 trillion over 15 years to help finance the infrastructure proposal. That includes bumping the corporate tax rate to 28 percent from 21 percent, imposing a strict new minimum tax on global profits and cracking down on companies that try to move profits offshore.” NY Times
  • “Amid steady progress with coronavirus vaccinations, the U.S. economy is gathering so much steam that its gains will not stay at home. Demand for goods and services this year is expected to spill well beyond U.S. borders, making the United States the largest single contributor to global growth for the first time since 2005, according to Oxford Economics.” Washington Post
  • “President Biden on Thursday took a modest set of steps to address what he called an “epidemic” of gun violence, acknowledging that “much more needs to be done” and pressing Congress to take more aggressive action by closing background check loopholes, banning assault weapons and stripping gun manufacturers of protection from lawsuits.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Independent Sector: What’s the latest on our work on broadening the charitable deduction? Last week, in partnership with several of our members, we met with the Department of Treasury to share our priorities. Read more here from the @NonProfitTimes: NPOs Mobilizing To Blunt Tax Deduction Cap Plan
  • 60 Minutes: “It is both arrogant and ignorant to believe that you can give money to an organization for your project” without recognizing that non-profits also have overhead costs, says Ford Foundation president Darren Walker about the need for unrestricted donations.
  • BoardSource: WEBINAR: Join BoardSource leaders, @AnneWallestad, Jim Taylor (@jimetaylor1), Andy Davis (@82Andyd), and @TakitaBattle for a conversation about The Four Principles of Purpose-Driven Board Leadership and what it means for your board. Purpose-Driven Board Leadership: Conversations for the Boardroom
  • GEO: “Inside the Push for More Equitable Boards: How @BoardSource Leads with Intent,” via Borealis Philanthropy
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: New foundation leaders are challenging the “norms” of #philanthropy practices by applying a racial #equity lens to their work #leadership Power and the Changing Role of Intermediaries
  • Center for Effective Philanthropy: Only 41 percent of nonprofit leaders surveyed by CEP reported receiving multiyear GOS grants in the year before COVID-19, and most of those who did said it constituted less than 25 percent of their foundation funding. CEP
  • Kathy Reich: Words can’t describe how excited I am to share this news. Ford Foundation Commits Another $1 Billion in Flexible Grants to Fight Inequality [Ed. May be behind The Chronicle of Philanthropy subscription wall.]
  • Candid: Candid CEO Brad Smith.: “If you talk to most donors about why they’re giving, they’ll say ‘I want to make a difference in the world.'” The pandemic has shifted how donors give. Will this pattern of giving continue? @AP @masayett Associated Press
  • NY Times: Wayne LaPierre, the embattled chief executive of the NRA, said that he had kept his organization’s recent bankruptcy filing secret from almost all its senior officials, including its general counsel, chief financial officer and top lobbyist. Embattled N.R.A. Chief Kept Bankruptcy Filing Secret From Deputies
  • Lucy Bernholz: Intelligence forecast sees a post-covid world upended by climate change and splintering societies Ahem. For all those #nonprofits and #foundations doing “post-covid” planning (don’t get me started). Post ain’t post and post ain’t good.

Black Lives Matter:

The Souls of Black Folk (W.E.B. DuBois) [based on the Blinkist 12 min. summary of the book]

The Case Against  Derek Chauvin (The Daily)

Trial by trauma (Fabiola Cineas, Vox)

‘Awful but Lawful’ (Charles M. Blow, NY Times)

Is ‘Diversity And Inclusion’ Far From Its Roots? And What’s an NFT? (It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders)