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 Senate was working Thursday to try to vote quickly on a House-passed bill to suspend the debt ceiling and limit federal spending in time to beat a Monday deadline for the government to run out of money. … The Senate is widely expected to pass it before the weekend, leaving plenty of time to avert a catastrophic default.” Washington Post
- “Arizona has determined that there is not enough groundwater for all of the housing construction that has already been approved in the Phoenix area, and will stop developers from building some new subdivisions, a sign of looming trouble in the West and other places where overuse, drought and climate change are straining water supplies.” NY Times
- “At least eight drones targeted Moscow early Tuesday, according to the Russian authorities, the first attack to hit civilian areas in the Russian capital and a potent sign that the war is increasingly reaching the heart of Russia. The assault came after yet another overnight bombardment by Russian forces of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv ….” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: “The nonprofit sector has been roasted on the outside,” says Tim Delaney, CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, who likens the state of things to a hard pretzel rod on the verge of snapping in half. “That’s how fragile things are right now.” Uncertain Economy — and the Nation’s Debt Debate — Snag Nonprofit Finances
- Mirjana Spoljaric: The @ICRC’s neutrality allows us to help people suffering in conflict. Not everyone needs to be neutral, but nations need to support the space for humanitarian neutrality. Because when the world takes sides, we side with humanity. My essay in @nytimes: The World Needs Neutrals [Ed. Ms Spoljaric is the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.]
- For Purpose Law Group: Mandatory Voluntarism: Still, A Bad Idea As the flip side to a work requirement for federal aid program eligibility, mandatory volunteerism is on the table right now in the contentious debt-limit battle in Washington, DC.
- David Fahrenthold: NEW: Federal prosecutors are now investigating the political nonprofits we wrote about earlier this month — the ones that raised $89M to spend on politics, then funnelled most of it to fundraisers and insiders instead. Prosecutors Scrutinize Political Nonprofit Groups for Fund-Raising Fraud
- Lloyd Mayer: Thanks to @Michaeldalynyc for the opportunity to discuss the federal tax rules for churches & politics, along with @EOTaxProf DeSantis 2024 Campaign Debut Blurs Lines for Church Involved in Rally via @thedailybeast
- Notre Dame Law School: ND Law’s @NDNonprofitProf recently launched a website for the International Charity Law Network. He and other scholars from around the world formed the group in 2022 to advance our understanding of this vitally important area of the law. Visit http://charitylaw.nd.edu.
- Cherie Williams: Nonprofits need to understand how these changes could be leveraged to support fundraising and development efforts. P.S. – You might recognize the co-author on this one 😉 Impacts of SECURE 2.0 and Qualified Charitable Distributions on Fundraising
- Center for Effective Philanthropy: NEW on the blog, Sarah Di Troia of @project_evident discusses how #philanthropy can get involved in driving #equity in AI, and why the sector must step up when it comes to the new technology: CEP Blog #nonprofits
- Alex Daniels: Nonprofits Advancing Pluralism Jump at New Grants From an Ambitious Collaboration
- Leigh Tucker: Will putting companies into #nonprofit hands jump-start charitable giving among the wealthiest Americans? https://buff.ly/3WEdAeA via @ForbesNonprofit
Equity and Justice:
Reparations Are a Financial Quandary. For Democrats, They’re a Political One, Too. (Trip Gabriel, Maya King, Kurtis Lee and Shawn Hubler, NY Times)
Democratic officials had for years nodded approvingly at the idea of reparations as a far-off ideal to close the racial wealth gap, a position that appealed to many Black voters, who are the party’s most loyal constituency. But the headline-grabbing recommendations by lawmakers and local and state task forces are forcing Democratic leaders to wrestle with financial and political implications sooner than many would have liked.
‘American Born Chinese’ joins the conversation on bullying and stereotypes (Michael Cavna, Washington Post)
The implications of the case against ICWA (CodeSwitch, podcast)
A Brief History of the Disability Rights Movement (Anti-Defamation League)
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.