Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/27/22

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:

  • “An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing 14 children, one teacher and injuring others, Gov. Greg Abbott said, and the gunman was dead.” AP
  • “Police responding to a gunman at an elementary school here made the calamitous choice not to pursue him into a classroom where students were trapped, some officers even waiting outside in a hallway while panicked children inside repeatedly called 911 pleading for help, a top Texas official said Friday.” Washington Post
  • “Fears of a global food crisis are swelling as a Russian blockade of Ukrainian seaports and attacks on its grain warehouses have choked off one of the world’s breadbaskets, deepening fears that President Vladimir V. Putin is using food as a powerful new weapon in his three-month-old war.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Associated Press: “What are we doing? There were more mass shootings than days in the year. Our kids are living in fear.” Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy pleaded with his colleagues to act after the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school.
  • Scientific American: Editorial: By enacting simple laws that make guns safer and harder to get, we can prevent killings like the ones in Uvalde and Buffalo. The Science Is Clear: Gun Control Saves Lives
  • Jeffrey Bradach: Simple, commonsense things could save thousands of lives. Per year. By @NickKristof Saving Lives from Gun Violence
  • Independent Sector: “Without #trust, nonprofits lack a key “currency” that allows them to operate smoothly” – Jeffrey Moore Wondering how Americans currently view #nonprofits? 📖 Read an overview of our 2022 Trust Report via @Philanthropy: Trust in Nonprofits and Philanthropy Continues to Be Higher Than in Government and the News Media
  • David Callahan: I have a few suggestions—actually, about 4,000 words worth!—for how @mackenziescott can build on her historic giving and do more to reduce economic and political inequality. Dear MacKenzie and Dan: Advice for America’s Biggest Donors
  • Cyndi Suarez: “None of us has ever seen or fully experienced a truly equitable organization or society; so, how are we to hold to measures that likely have never captured the full picture of impact or even depicted what that full picture could be?” Measuring Is an Act of Power: A Call for Pro-Black Measurement and Evaluation via @npquarterly
  • Bill McKibben: I think this is the most important set of climate numbers I’ve come across in a decade. They are a Rosetta Stone for understanding why banks and the financial system are at the center of the crisis. Right now capitalism is a suicide machine. Could Google’s Carbon Emissions Have Effectively Doubled Overnight?
  • Carrie Garber Siegrist: Starting a #nonprofit and considering applying for #taxexempt status? This helpful guide from @IRSnewsv provides a list of things organizations should know about applying for tax-exempt status
  • TechSoup: #Data can be both an asset and a liability. Read more about working with personal information in the age of privacy, via the #TechSoupBlog: #NPData DataManagement #DataEthics
  • Jim Fruchterman: Great piece from DataKind founder @jakeporway in @SSIReview on data and AI. This is the kind of nuanced take which should inform so much future #TechForGood work, including our own @TechMatters Funding Data and AI That Serve the Social Sector

Racial Equity and Justice:

Opinion White supremacy is doing well for itself (Colbert L. King, Washington Post)

On 2nd anniversary of Floyd’s death, fading momentum for police reform (Holly Bailey and Tess Allen, Washington Post)

The Real Origins of the Religious Right (Randall Balmer, Politico)

The Root of Haiti’s Misery: Reparations to Enslavers (Catherine Porter, Constant Méheut, Matt Apuzzo and Selam Gebrekidan, NY Times)

The story behind Asian Pacific American Heritage, and why it’s celebrated in May (Rina Torchinsky, NPR)

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. 🙏