Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/10/22

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 House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the United States Capitol opened a landmark set of hearings on Thursday by showing video of aide after aide to former President Donald J. Trump testifying that his claims of a stolen election were false …. Over about two hours, the panel offered new information about what it characterized as an attempted coup orchestrated by Mr. Trump that culminated in the deadliest assault on the Capitol in centuries. Its leaders revealed that investigators heard testimony that Mr. Trump endorsed the hanging of his own vice president as a mob of his supporters descended on Congress.” NY Times
  • “If the key gun control proposals now being considered in Congress had been law since 1999, four gunmen younger than 21 would have been blocked from legally buying the rifles they used in mass shootings. At least four other assailants would have been subject to a required background check, instead of slipping through a loophole. Ten might have been unable to steal their weapons because of efforts to require or encourage safer gun storage. And 20 wouldn’t have been allowed to legally purchase the large-capacity magazines that helped them kill, on average, 16 people each.” NY Times
  • “Most Americans expect inflation to get worse in the next year and are adjusting their spending habits in response to rising prices, according to a poll conducted by The Washington Post and George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. … Nearly 9 in 10 Americans say they’ve started bargain-hunting for cheaper products, and about three-quarters are cutting back on restaurants and entertainment, or putting off planned purchases, according to the Post-Schar poll conducted in late April and early May.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Brian Mittendorf: Is the NRA in a downward spiral brought on by its financials? NRA membership dues and spending continue to shrink, report shows ABC News
  • Cassandra Jaramillo: Texas-based nonprofit True the Vote has raised millions in donations, claiming it found tide-turning voter fraud. It’s never released its evidence. Instead we found it engaged in a series of questionable transactions. My first investigation for @reveal She Helped Create the Big Lie. Records Suggest She Turned It Into a Big Grift.
  • Lucy Bernholz: Hats off to @InsidePhilanthr for this list Seven Things That Scare Us About the Future of Philanthropy – and the last one, discussed in prior #bluprints, strikes me as VERY likely
  • Candid Learning for Funders: Our new funders guide on #climatejustice is out! In this blog post, Julie Broome (director of @AriadneNetwork) explains its significance:
  • Urban Institute: New report with @policylink: How a scoring system on federal legislation can advance policies that improve equity. Scoring Federal Legislation for Equity
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: 41 percent of Americans say they would not continue giving to a charity if they learned that it tolerates discrimination against the people it serves. CoP [Ed. Registration or subscription required.]
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Cyndi Suarez, NPQ’s Editor-in-Chief, explores how #power is enacted and key distinctions between supremacist and liberatory power: #leadership #PowerDynamics
  • Center for Effective Philanthropy: How can #philanthropy use its power to center those it serves? How does the sector champion #listening? What can Ted Lasso teach us about philanthropy? We tackle these questions and more in this blog series, from the Feedback Incentives Learning Group
  • Linda Rosenthal: The “Great Resignation”: Update
  • GCIR: Inspired to be here with powerful leaders at #HIPConference in Miami: “In the 1st quarter of 2022, top oil companies spent $20 million in lobbying against federal climate proposals, yet philanthropy invests less than 2% in climate justice.” Irene Burga @GreenLatinos @BeHIPGive

Racial Equity and Justice:

Indigenous Peoples and the Nature They Protect (World Environment Day)

I’m a black climate expert. Racism derails our efforts to save the planet. (Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Washington Post)

BTS Speaks With President Biden About AAPI Inclusion, Anti-Asian Hate Crimes (Thania Garcia, Variety)

Slave reparations advocates hail historic California report (Janie Har, AP)

American Bubbles: Politics, Race, and Religion in Americans’ Core Friendship Networks (Public Religion Research Institute)

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