Nonprofit Tweets of the Week -6/17/22

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:

  • “President Donald J. Trump continued pressuring Vice President Mike Pence to go along with a plan to unilaterally overturn his election defeat even after he was told it was illegal, according to testimony laid out in extensive detail on Thursday by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.” NY Times
  • “A bipartisan group of Senate negotiators is set to announce Sunday that it reached a tentative agreement on legislation that would pair modest new gun restrictions with significant new mental health and school security investments — a deal that could put Congress on a path to enacting the most significant national response in decades to acts of mass gun violence.” Washington Post
  • “The Fed is likely to discuss raising interest rates by as much as three quarters of a point, a move that once seemed highly unlikely but now reflects the urgency of the central bank’s fight against inflation.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Nonprofit Finance Fund: The results of this year’s #NFFSurvey are now live! Hear directly from 1,100+ nonprofit leaders about finance for the #nonprofit sector, COVID-19, and racial equity. Click to view the results today:
  • Council on Foundations: New today in our online hub for #values-aligned philanthropy: a step-by-step guide for community foundations developing and implementing an anti-hate policy. Get your free copy today, and register for a 6/21 webinar:
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: “Being a #proBlack organization means internalizing our missions and extending energy and resources to our frontline staff who serve our communities.” —Sequoia Owen. #blackleadership @amprog @CHCShealth
  • Jeffrey Bradach: Must read. Whether you agree with every point, this is a nuanced, insightful window on the swirl of forces buffeting many organizations today (not just progressive)–sometimes for better, sometimes for worse (which itself is subject to debate!). @ryangrim
  • Evan Sutton: I want to start by saying this piece is worth the read, and that I have both personal and professional respect for Ryan. But after reading it through twice, I believe it’s plagued by a number of very substantial problems in both form and function. I’d like to explain a few 1/x
  • Tina Vasquez: Two things are making me increasingly angry about the Intercept piece. 1. Grim’s failure to address how non-profit orgs/leadership replicate the systems they purport to fight against. Workers of color are trying to address racism & fair pay. Grim says they’re having a “meltdown.”
  • BoardSource: Within a sample of 700 nonprofits, boards are 83% white, 82% over age 50, and 64% male. Here are the five barriers to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity within boards and why making progress on DEI at the board level is challenging. 5 Barriers to Overcome and Advance Your Board’s DEI Commitment
  • Anne Wallestad: Thanks to @lisapilar for this beautiful set of reflections on what Purpose-Driven Board Leadership means to her. Commentary: Reflections on parenting to widen one’s perspective on nonprofit board work
  • For Purpose Law Group: Some “Recommended Practices” for Nonprofit Boards
  • Urban Institute: In the last decade, @IRSnews’s budget has shrunk by over 20%, while the workforce has shrunk by 17%, reports @julianamkaplan. Business Insider

Racial Equity and Justice:

Racism’s Prominent Role in January 6 US Capitol Attack (Nicole Austin-Hillery, Victoria Strang, Human Rights Watch)

Dozens of White Supremacists Arrested in Idaho Had Planned to Riot, Authorities Say (Daniel Walters, NY Times)

White supremacist attacks stir GOP fears for safety of White people (Dana Milbank, Washington Post)

On Being Black and Asian in America (Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence, Time)

Discrimination Against Indigenous Peoples: The Latin American Context (Edward Telles, UN)

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. 🙏