Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/11/21

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:

  • “ProPublica has obtained a vast trove of Internal Revenue Service data on the tax returns of thousands of the nation’s wealthiest people, covering more than 15 years. The data provides an unprecedented look inside the financial lives of America’s titans, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch and Mark Zuckerberg. … Taken together, it demolishes the cornerstone myth of the American tax system: that everyone pays their fair share and the richest Americans pay the most. The IRS records show that the wealthiest can — perfectly legally — pay income taxes that are only a tiny fraction of the hundreds of millions, if not billions, their fortunes grow each year.” ProPublica
  • “President Biden, in his first trip abroad since taking office, arrives in Europe today with a daunting agenda: Reassure allies that the hostility of the Trump years was a momentary aberration in U.S. policy, coax them toward coordinated policies on Russia, China, global warming and the coronavirus, and then confront Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.” NY Times
  • “A bipartisan group of 10 Senate Democrats and Republicans reached a new deal on infrastructure on Thursday, agreeing to a nearly $1 trillion, five-year package to improve the country’s roads, bridges, pipes and Internet connections.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Benjamin Soskis: 1: DAF & payout reform seems to have some real momentum, w/ legislation being introduced today by Sens. Grassley & King. It’s pretty incredible & think can be attributed to confluence of three factors/dynamics. How Long Should It Take to Give Away Millions?
  • Karl Mill: Maybe I’m wrong, but I question whether minimum DAF payouts will mean addressing inequality and most in need. The rich might give slow, they might give fast, but they are consistent in rarely giving to the poor. Still, look forward to seeing where it goes
  • New York Times Opinion: Plenty of people are eager to defend the nation’s billionaires for paying relatively little in taxes, arguing that they are just following the rules. But the rich shaped those rules, writes @bcappelbaum The Real Tax Scandal Is What’s Legal
  • Women’s Philanthropy: “Scott’s decision to let nonprofit leaders decide for themselves how to use the money shows that she trusts their expertise.” Learn more about how @MackenzieScott is approaching her #philanthropy in a different way: MacKenzie Scott’s no-strings gifts extend beyond grantees
  • Center for Effective Philanthropy: Our pre-read [to presentation to CEP staff by @BenSoskis]: Norms and Narratives That Shape US Charitable and Philanthropic Giving
  • BoardSource: Are you curious to learn more about BoardSource’s Purpose-Driven Board Leadership framework? Read @AnneWallestad’s @SSIReview article and download a conversation starter for your board at
  • Philantopic: 4 new findings shed light on #crowdfunding for #charity @ConversationUS #fundraising #nonprofits
  • Independent Sector: President Biden’s budget proposal was a huge win, for now, for nonprofits and the communities they serve Trophy ICYMI: Read why an omission in the 72-page plan strongly benefits #nonprofit advocacy efforts: Wins of Omission
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: “There are a lot of spaces for analyzing what’s wrong with the world we have now. But there are not a lot of spaces for imagining the world we want to live in.” — @cyndisuarez Vision in Leadership
  • Angry Asian Man: In which @LastWeekTonight crams an entire Asian American Studies 101 course into a half hour segment. And somehow pulls it off. Asian Americans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Black Lives Matter:

Athletes Will Never Be Quiet Again (Jemele Hill, The Atlantic)

Tom Hanks: You Should Learn the Truth About the Tulsa Race Massacre (Tom Hanks, NY Times)

Ain’t I a Woman (bell hooks) [based on the Blinkist 13 min. summary of the book]

In Praise of bell hooks (Min Jin Lee)

What the pandemic has stolen from Black America (Peter Jamison, Washington Post)