Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/14/21

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:

  • “Israel dramatically escalated its assault on the Gaza Strip early Friday with a combined air and artillery barrage aimed at destroying Hamas’s tunnel system, marking the addition of ground forces for the first time in the five-day battle and tipping the conflict closer to all-out war. The conflict, which shows no sign of abating, has so far resulted in the deaths of 119 people in Gaza and nine in Israel, with hundreds more injured.” Washington Post
  • “House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) from her leadership post Wednesday because she continues to challenge former president Donald Trump over his false claims about election fraud and his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to several GOP members.” Washington Post
  • “Everywhere you look, there are headlines about higher prices. … This doesn’t just matter for Americans guarding their pocketbooks. Price increases are also being closely scrutinized by investors and economists, who are desperate to know: Is this a passing phenomenon as the country emerges from a once-in-a-lifetime economic shock, or a more sustained trend that evokes the 1970s?” CNN

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • For Purpose Law Group: Electronic Filing of Form 990s is Here #nonprofits #philanthropy [Ed. Forms 990 for calendar year filers are due Monday, May 17, 2021 unless filing for an extension, which can be done by filing Form 8868 electronically.]
  • Gene: 4 Principles of Purpose-Driven Board Leadership: 1. purpose before organization, 2. respect for ecosystem, 3. equity mindset, 4. authorized voice and power (by those impacted by the work) – @AnneWallestad @BoardSource @CEPData [Ed. This tweet was one of many capturing highlights of the live webinar, a recording of which can be found on YouTube. You can find the MUST READ SSIR article on Purpose-Driven Board Leadership that Kofi Appenteng called the best article on nonprofit governance and Jim Canales called a game changer here. And finally you can read my perspective, from a legal lens, here.]
  • Grace Chiang Nicolette: A Board’s composition is an expression of who the institution believes are important at the decision-making table, says @Boardsource’s @AnneWallestad. So good…
  • Fund for Shared Insight: The @thelibrafound has signed a pledge to give 30% of climate funding to BIPOC-led groups. It has also put front-line communities at the heart of its climate justice work. Read how @CHayling and Angie Chen say it has changed their work. @CEPData
  • Nonprofit Times: 57% of #nonprofits have taken advantage of #PPP, 5% used the Payroll Tax Credit and 4% took out economic injury disaster loans. What many are not doing, unless in the direst of straits, is dipping into #investment account principal – #finance
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: What if economic development were done with communities in mind? NPQ
  • Will Van Sant: A fuller story: Remarkable that the judge signaled to the NRA that if it refiles, it risks the appointment of a trustee who would strip power from leadership. Judge Dismisses NRA Bankruptcy, Saying It Was Filed in Bad Faith [Ed. The NRA saga will continue to provide some gems about governance or the lack thereof.]
  • Exponent Philanthropy: [#NewBlog] Foundation trustees have many responsibilities, but fulfilling their legal duties probably tops the list. As such, it’s important that you know the rules & where trustees trip up most. Here are 5 strategies for keeping trustees right on track. Legal Basics: Five Strategies for Keeping Trustees on the High Road
  • Candid: How do you fundraise for your nonprofit while it’s in the start-up phase? Check out some of these tips from @nonprofitlawyer: Candid Blog [Ed. This post was written by NEO Law Group attorney Danica Hoff.]
  • Linda Rosenthal: New $100-Milllion MacArthur Contest Winner

Black Lives Matter:

It’s not just voting: Legislators have introduced 100 state bills targeting protesting (Philip Bump, Washington Post)

The War on Critical Race Theory (David Theo Goldberg, Boston Review)

The GOP’s ‘Critical Race Theory’ Obsession (Adam Harris, The Atlantic)

We Found the Textbooks of Senators Who Oppose The 1619 Project and Suddenly Everything Makes Sense (Michael Harriot, The Root)

The War Over Teaching America’s Racist History in Schools | The Daily Show (YouTube)