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:
- “Developed by researchers at the Rand Corp., a California-based think tank, the study found roughly 550,000 people were admitted for gunshot wounds from 2000 to 2016, representing billions of dollars in health-care costs annually, as well as untold pain and suffering.” Washington Post
- “The Biden administration’s support of a petition to ease patent protections for vaccines elevated the global battle against the coronavirus as a central plank of U.S. foreign policy, but myriad hurdles remain before that stance could become international policy — if ever.” NY Times
- “President Biden’s multitrillion-dollar suite of economic proposals is aiming to both reinforce and rebuild an American middle class that feels it has been standing on shifting ground. And it comes with an explicit message that the private sector alone cannot deliver on that dream and that the government has a central part to play.” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Gene: Impact of the Rise of Commercial Donor-Advised Funds on the Charitable Landscape 1991-2019 – @raymadoff & @JamesAndreoni
- Benjamin Soskis: My long-awaited debut in Town & Country. Thanks to @danisteinchizz for the interview. What Will Happen to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Now?
- Teddy Schleifer: New: Bill and Melinda Gates’s divorce could rock the world of charity
- PolicyLink: We’re thrilled to launch the Racial Equity Data Lab, a new space on the National Equity Atlas where you can create your own data dashboards and visualizations using the Atlas’s deeply disaggregated data. http://nationalequityatlas.org/lab
- Jim Taylor: The March Continues Reflecting on the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, in this piece I urge us all to find ways to “join the march” by supporting organizations that are focusing on criminal justice and police reform.
- HistPhil: Kicking off HistPhil’s ‘Uncivil Civil Society’ forum, Simone Chambers and @JeffreyKopstein revisit their 2001 article “Bad Civil Society,” reflecting on what the subsequent decades suggest they got right & what they missed abt civil society Revisiting ‘Bad Civil Society’
- HistPhil: Continuing @HistPhil’s Uncivil Civil Society forum, @NDNonprofitProf explains the probs w/ relying on IRS to implement the contrary-to-fundamental-public-policy doctrine, laid out in ’83 Bob Jones U SC case, as a means of policing uncivil civil society. The Limits Of The Bob Jones Decision: Why We Shouldn’t Rely On The IRS To Police Uncivil Civil Society
- Jeffrey Bradach: Philanthropists and politicians: Religion is not a problem to solve, it’s a partnership opportunity @PACEfunders
- Anne Wallestad: “Many nonprofit boards are distorted in make-up and distracted from strategy by the belief that the primary role of the board is the fundraising needed to resource the organization.” @billshore of @shareour on purpose-driven boards BoardSource
- The Asian American Foundation: The Asian American Foundation has come together to support Asian American Leaders who know how to make change. Block by block. Community by community. Our story is America’s story. Join us at http://taaf.org #TAAF
Black Lives Matter:
We Still Don’t Know Who the Coronavirus’s Victims Were (Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic)
The Sum of Us (Heather McGhee) [based on the Blinkist 15 min. summary of the book]
‘The Sum of Us’ Tallies the Cost of Racism for Everyone (Jennifer Szalai, NY Times)
The Game Is Changing for Historians of Black America (William Sturkey, The Atlantic)
The Black Heritage Trail: A walking tour deep into Boston history (Danielle Legros Georges, Boston Globe)