Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/5/23

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:

  • “Conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo arranged for the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to be paid tens of thousands of dollars for consulting work just over a decade ago, specifying that her name be left off billing paperwork, according to documents reviewed by The Washington Post. In January 2012, Leo instructed the GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway to bill a nonprofit group he advises and use that money to pay Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the documents show. The same year, the nonprofit, the Judicial Education Project, filed a brief to the Supreme Court in a landmark voting rights case.” Washington Post
  • “Washington is lurching dangerously close to a self-induced financial calamity. It’s so bad no one even agrees whether they should negotiate on raising the government’s borrowing authority.” Washington Post
  • After Pandemic Rebound, U.S. Manufacturing Droops Factories that roared out of the recession have stalled, hampering the economy, even as a new wave of production looms.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • BoardSource: Nonprofits are making little progress in diversifying boards, are dissatisfied with board diversity, but are doing little to prioritize it in board recruitment practices. Here are five questions for your board to start taking action on board diversity. BoardSource
  • AFJ Bolder Advocacy: May the Fourth be with you! Celebrate #StarWarsDay by learning about lobbying rules with a dash of personality, just like how every Jedi brings their own unique flair to the Force. Check out our latest now! #MayTheFourth #BlueMilkToast 🚀🌟🥛🪐
  • For Purpose Law Group: More About the New EO Technical Guides
  • Alex Daniels: More Foundations Are Examining the Ethics of Where Their Money Came From — and Changing Their Grant Making
  • AP CorpComm: .@AP President and CEO Daisy Veerasingham details how philanthropic support for journalism is making a difference, via Center for Effective Philanthropy
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: A conversation with @cyndisuarez and Isabelle Leighton of @donorsofcolor about how to move the philanthropic sector toward racial and #socialjustice: Recentering Philanthropy toward Social Justice
  • Philanthropy News Digest: “Our goal is to catalyze a shift in philanthropic practices toward a more holistic approach that prioritizes the well-being of nonprofit employees and promotes systemic change.” @HaasSrFund
  • Harvard Business Review: Leadership is changing — but the need to balance traditional management with new ways of leading is creating a handful of tensions. Every Leader Needs to Navigate These 7 Tensions
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: .@joangarry shares 2-step process to assess skills and explore options for nonprofit leaders who may be thinking of leaving their orgs. Learn more: Is it Time for a Career Change? Here’s a Tool to Help You Decide
  • Justin Elliott: NEW: Clarence Thomas Had a Child in Private School. Harlan Crow Paid the Tuition. The price tag could have exceeded $150,000. Pro Publica w/ @js_kaplan @Amierjeski

Equity and Justice:

Long-Haulers Are Trying to Define Themselves: Disability can be a scary word for many people with long COVID. (Lindsay Ryan, The Atlantic)

Column: Can California cops be fired for racism? The answer is surprising even to police (Anita Chabria, LA Times)

Disability Programs At Risk In Federal Budget Battle, Advocates Warn (Michelle Diament, DisabilityScoop)

Righting Wrongs: How Civil Rights Can Protect Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Against Racism (Stop AAPI Hate)

Photographer’s decade-long, 600,000-mile journey shows Indigenous life in new book (Melissa Block, 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. 🙏