Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/6/22

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:

  • “The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.” Politico
  • “In an already divided country, political battle lines hardened Tuesday with the prospect that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade — a move that threatens to upend the 2022 midterm elections and turn the campaign into a massive mobilizing effort over the issues of abortion, individual rights and the contrasting philosophies of the two major political parties.” Washington Post
  • “The world’s richest man, Elon Musk, attacked a publication owned by the world’s third richest man, Jeff Bezos, last month for reprinting a column published by the world’s 13th richest man, Mike Bloomberg. … Technological change and the fortunes it created have given a vanishingly small club of massively wealthy individuals the ability to play arbiter, moderator and bankroller of not only the information that feeds the nation’s discourse but also the architecture that undergirds it.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Glenn Gamboa: Expect political fireworks from both Republicans and Democrats at Wednesday’s Senate hearing on #philanthropy and dark money, reports @philanthropy’s @itsDanParks Nonprofits likely under fire as Senate explores ‘dark money’ [Ed. Query if “Republicans plan to widen the scope of the hearing to highlight what they see as illegal political activities by 501(c)(3)” organizations, will they go after churches too? Will they explicitly carve out churches?]
  • Philip Hackney: You can find my testimony on the Committee website and here on SSRN. Appreciate comments. Senate Finance Subcommittee Hearing on Laws and enforcement governing political activities of tax exempts
  • National Council of Nonprofits: Read more in the written testimony we submitted for this hearing: and see more than 60 examples of how nonprofits and governments are working together to deploy ARPA funds to make a difference in communities across the country here: Strengthening State and Local Economies in Partnership with Nonprofits
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: A new research database reveals that many donor-advised fund donations take years to make it to the coffers of operating #nonprofits. @Chuck99to1 and @HelenofIPS of @IPS_DC on the case for public #policyreform: #DAFs @nptrust @Philanthropy @FidelityChrtbl
  • Tony Martignetti: AGs, IRS Cracking Down On Crowdfunding Programs – @NonProfitTimes #fundraising
  • Gene: Only learned recently about the CAF World Giving Index. Eye-opening (but must be understood with cultural & political context). More than 3 in 10 adults globally donated money to charity in 2020. Indonesia is #1 on this scale. U.S. is not in top 10.
  • Maya Ajmera: From the perspectives of funders and grantees, a conversation around how best to promote equitable grantmaking @SSIReview Five Accelerators of Equitable Grantmaking
  • BoardSource: The world is changing and to stay relevant, ethical, and just, nonprofits have a responsibility to look inwards. So, what should boards do once they recognize that their practices are out-of-sync with new realities? Lessons From a Cross-Racial Team About Building Belonging
  • Anne Wallestad: Really important insights about the “tipping point” for board diversity (and its impact on equity) from @seandtb and our colleagues at @BldingMovement. When do Boards reach the “Tipping Point” from diversity to equity?
  • Gene: Which legal structure is right for my social enterprise? A guide to establishing a social enterprise in the United States – @MoFoLLP @thomsonreuters #socent

Racial Equity and Justice:

Environmental Racism Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, YouTube)

Asian American young adults are the only racial group with suicide as their leading cause of death, so why is no one talking about this? (Amelia Noor-Oshiro, The Conversation)

University of California will waive tuition and fees for many Native American students (Rina Torchinsky, NPR)

California Foundations Look to Ensure Billions in Government Aid Are Allocated Equitably (Martha Ramirez, Inside Philanthropy)

The LA Uprising, a generation later (Code Switch, 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. 🙏