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:
- “The nine men — beloved sons, fathers, husbands and grandfathers — were killed Wednesday in the deadliest mass shooting in Bay Area history. Their stories vary, their ages range from 29 to 63 and their hometowns stretch from Iran and the Philippines to Santa Cruz County.” The Mercury News
- “The bipartisan push to independently investigate the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot suffered a fatal blow Friday, after nearly all Senate Republicans banded together in opposition. The 54 to 35 outcome, which fell six votes shy of the 60 needed to circumvent a procedural filibuster, followed hours of overnight chaos as lawmakers haggled over unrelated legislation.” Washington Post
- “President Biden traveled to Virginia on Friday to tout the state’s progress in combating the coronavirus, a visit that comes on the same day the White House will formally propose a $6 trillion budget plan for 2022 that seeks major changes to the U.S. economy and welfare system.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Nonprofit Quarterly: TRENDING — The Biden Agenda: Can It Reshape the US Social Contract?
- Anna Massoglia: Worth following: GOP Senators’ new “Don’t Weaponize the IRS Act” would prevent the IRS from requiring nonprofits—including 501(c)(4) “dark money groups spending on politics—to disclose donors, turning guidance issued under President Donald Trump into law GOP bill would codify IRS rule hiding ‘dark money’ donors
- Washington Post: Russian government hackers target civil society groups after compromising USAID email marketing account
- For Purpose Law Group: Donor Disclosure: The Hottest Ticket in Town #nonprofits #philanthropy
- Emily Glazer: WSJ scoop: Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are discussing changes to their foundation, including adding a board and bringing in outside directors, sources said: WSJ
- BoardSource: The days of all-white foundation boards should be a thing of the past. @philxbuchanan from @CEPData reminds foundations that in order to be on the side against systemic racism, there must be a conscious shift to diversify boards. Learn more here: CEP
- Stanford Social Innovation Review: “Some may wonder what colonization and decolonization have to do with a board,” SSIR Editor-in-Chief Eric Nee reflects on the Summer 2021 issue cover story about strengthening board culture in his note to readers. Building Better Boards
- Center for Effective Philanthropy: “To suggest that combatting racism is tantamount to sowing division, or is somehow anti-American, is particularly troubling.” Backlash: A Sharp Right Turn by a Philanthropy Membership Organization
- David Sasaki: This is the core conflict playing out at private foundations across the country — what @philanthropy411 calls responsive vs. strategic grantmaking — and it all comes to how much are foundation staff willing to set aside ego and let go of control: Responsive Vs. Strategic Grantmaking: Which One Is Right For You?
- Stanford HAI: “To take stock of the social transformations wrought by AI, we need research far beyond the precincts of computer science departments,” says HAI Associate Director @robreich on the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to advance AI science. Why AI Needs Academia
Black Lives Matter:
How Privilege and Capital Warped a Movement (Talmon Joseph Smith, NY Times)
Opinion: Police have a dangerous ‘dead or alive’ mentality. Andrew Brown Jr. is dead because of it. (Paul Butler, Washington Post)
If Only There Were a Viral Video of Our Jim Crow Education System (Nicholas Kristof, NY Times)
A year after George Floyd’s death, Minneapolis remains scarred, divided (Holly Bailey, Washington Post)
One Year After George Floyd: The Changing Landscape Of Policing (NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund)