Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/20/22

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:

  • “How America Lost One Million People … THE MAGNITUDE OF THE country’s loss is nearly impossible to grasp. … It is the result of many factors, including elected officials who played down the threat posed by the coronavirus and resisted safety measures … Black and Hispanic people died at much higher rates than white people.” NY Times
  • “A teenage gunman entranced by a white supremacist ideology known as replacement theory opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo on Saturday, methodically shooting and killing 10 people and injuring three more, almost all of them Black, in one of the deadliest racist massacres in recent American history.” NY Times
  • “President Biden hailed Finland’s and Sweden’s decision to join NATO as a “watershed moment in European security,” saying the entry of two well-armed, robust democracies would strengthen the Western alliance at a time of acute tension with Russia.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Independent Sector: Have you heard? We’ve released our 3rd annual Trust in Civil Society report, which finds trust across U.S. institutions is low. Read the report & register for our 5/24 2pm/ET webinar to learn how #nonprofits & #philanthropy can take steps to increase trust
  • Aaron Morrison: NEW: My @AP exclusive on the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation’s IRS tax filing. They report $42 million in assets, are building an endowment, and gave millions to chapters and family foundations of police brutality victims. AP
  • Lucy Bernholz: Facebook-funded American Edge waged a war against regulation The dark side of Digital Civil Society
  • Inside Philanthropy: Climate funders have long bemoaned that the field only receives 2% of global philanthropy. But a new report says the problem is the focus of most such philanthropy, pointing to a persistent trend of overlooking climate justice. Michael Kavate reports:
  • For Purpose Law Group: That CA Budget Pie?: Much Bigger Than Expected
  • BoardSource: Your nonprofit’s financial reports come with warning signals. Do you know where to look for them? A respected financial expert provides information in this resource about how board members can identify red and yellow flags. BoardSource
  • Engage R+D: This new field scan from @Hewlett_Found is full of insights on capacity building, “the process of building and strengthening the systems, structures, cultures, skills, resources, and power that organizations need to serve their communities.”
  • Gene: When are Religious Organizations Exempt from Charitable Registration? – Perlman and Perlman – @kareniwu
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: From our spring magazine on “Going Pro-Black,” @AjaDuncan_Coach and Kad Smith tackle #cancelculture, and how we can do #accountability better: @CP_change @cocreatingpower
  • The Atlantic: “The Court may soon declare the use of race in college admissions—affirmative action—illegal, and it may also massively constrain the power of the federal government to protect the environment,” @AdamHSays writes: The Supreme Court’s Next Targets

Racial Equity and Justice:

Has Tucker Carlson created the most racist show in the history of cable news? (NPR)

Report Catalogs Abuse of Native American Children at Former Government Schools (Mark Walker, NY Times)

The Racial Capitalism of Care (Ruha Benjamin Bram Wispelwey Michelle Morse Dorothy Roberts, Boston Review)

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap (Steve Dubb, Gary Cunningham, john a. powell, Anne Price, Jeremie Greer and Miriam Axel-Lute, Nonprofit Quarterly)

Dallas Salon Shooting May Be Linked to Wider Attacks on Asian Businesses (Edgar Sandoval and J. David Goodman, NY Times)

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