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:
- “A highly anticipated first summit meeting between President Biden and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia ended early on Wednesday and was described by both sides as a series of polite but adamantly stated disagreements about which country is the greater force of global disruption.” NY Times
- “For the first time in 12 years, Israeli lawmakers voted Sunday to install a government led by someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu, breaking a two-year electoral deadlock, marking a likely shift toward the political center and ending — for now — the reign of the country’s longest-serving prime minister, and one of its most consequential.” Washington Post
- “As US states lift more coronavirus restrictions, experts are worried people who aren’t fully vaccinated could contribute to further spread of the virus. … The Delta variant “appears to be significantly more transmissible than even the Alpha variant or the UK variant, which is now dominant in the United States,” [US Surgeon General] Murthy told CNN.” CNN
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Gene: One of the most important nonprofit board #governance reports, Leading with Intent: BoardSource Index of Nonprofit Board Practices, was just released today. Read about it and download the report at Leading with Intent
- NY Times: MacKenzie Scott, one of the richest women in the world, announced on Tuesday a third multibillion-dollar round of donations in less than a year. Scott who was married to Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, gave away nearly $6 billion in 2020. MacKenzie Scott Reveals Another $2.74 Billion in Giving
- Benjamin Soskis: Some good analysis from Mike Scutari. “Seeding by Ceding.” Unpacking MacKenzie Scott’s Latest $2.7 Billion Giving Spree
- NCRP: #ICYMI: Our 45th-anniversary edition of Responsive Philanthropy is out! Read our reflections on @NCRP’s accomplishments in its first 45 years and conversations on how #philanthropy can be better in the near future and another 45 years from now.
- Nonprofit Law News: Senate Bill Proposes Dramatic Changes for Donor Advised Funds and Private Foundations | by @pbwtlaw
- Linda Rosenthal: Donor Disclosure Hottest Ticket: Part 2 [Ed. Also see Part 3 published the same day.]
- Nonprofit Quarterly: Trending in #Management & #Governance: Are Your Organization and Its Board “Access Able”?
- Rick Moyers: ICYM new @Hewlett_Found research on how funders seek and use knowledge. It has important implications for those of us who seek to influence philanthropic practice. Headline: soaring interest in DEI resources; peers are still top source of knowledge. https://bit.ly/3xc47Nr
- Jesse Drucker: 1/ MY LATEST: How private equity conquered the US tax system: IRS virtually never audits a $4.5 trillion industry. With @dannyhakim (THREAD) Private Inequity: How a Powerful Industry Conquered the Tax System [Ed. Tax law professor Dorothy Brown commented: “Here’s another example of NYT tax reporting ignoring race. Private equity: Rich white guys winning under our tax rules that they helped write. Private Inequity: How a Powerful Industry Conquered the Tax System”.]
- Ezra Klein: This is the conversation about poverty that America doesn’t want to have: We discuss the poor as a pity or a blight, but we rarely admit that America’s high rate of poverty is a policy choice, and there are reasons we choose it over and over again. What the Rich Don’t Want to Admit About the Poor
Black Lives Matter:
So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth? (Derrick Bryson Taylor, NY Times)
Watch a Never-Before-Aired James Baldwin Interview From 1979 (Adrienne Westenfeld, Esquire)
The Racial Reckoning That Wasn’t (Code Switch)
Olympic protest ban: ‘My community made me, not my country, not the flag, not the IOC’ (Miriam Walker-Khan< BBC)