Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/25/21

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:

  • “The battle over access to the ballot is entering a precarious new stage. Democrats and civil-rights groups are pursuing a two-track strategy to preserve their embattled hopes of passing federal legislation establishing a nationwide floor of voting rights. What happens next will likely determine whether Congress can act at all.” The Atlantic
  • “President Biden struck an infrastructure deal on Thursday with a bipartisan group of senators, signing on to their plan to provide about $579 billion in new investments in roads, broadband internet, electric utilities and other projects in hopes of moving a crucial piece of his economic agenda through Congress.” NY Times
  • “Johnny Paycheck sang “Take this job and shove it” in 1977. Today, it may well be the mantra for the post-Covid workforce.” CNN

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Candid: “The events of 2020 highlighted how essential nonprofit organizations are to efforts to advance social justice.” Read more about why social justice movements need nonprofits: PND Blog
  • Philliteracy: I wrote a new blog, trying to put MacKenzie Scott’s approach to philanthropy in a bit of historical perspective: to understand what is genuinely new about it, what we should applaud & the questions we should be asking. (Fair warning, it’s quite long…) MacKenzie Scott & the History of Challenging Philanthropy’s Status Quo
  • Teddy Schleifer: Here’s the full letter from Warren Buffett, which includes interesting musings on billionaire wealth and the role of philanthropy. The news is buried here. Buffett gives no reason for doing so beyond that he’s not “needed.”
  • Council of Michigan Foundations: CMF commissioned research through @johnsoncenter and today we are pleased to share new research exploring the payout rates of donor advised funds within our network of community foundations. Download the report:
  • Center for Effective Philanthropy: NEW on the blog: “Theatre Nonprofits and Social Justice: A New Way Forward” from @ShawnLaCountC1 and @karthikgsw of @company_one
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Black creativity deserves to be nurtured, protected, and cultivated. @aishashilling shares 17 ways Black people can unleash their imaginations to shape a beautiful future for all: A Guide on How to Unleash Black Imagination to Shape the Future
  • Gene: The IRS is experiencing delays in processing paper returns, including Form 990‑EZ and Form 8868 (application for extension). If you filed Form 990-EZ on paper, you may receive a prematurely-issued CP259A notice of non-filing.
  • AP: BREAKING: Supreme Court sides with former college athletes over NCAA rules limiting education-related benefits. The high court ruled unanimously that NCAA limits on computers, graduate scholarships, tutoring, study abroad and internships can’t be enforced. Supreme Court win for college athletes in compensation case
  • Bridgespan Group: Introduce someone new to #ImpInv with our quick overview: What is impact investing and why should you care?
  • Karl Mill: Wrote this post on Impact Investing as an example of the kind of resources I’d like to produce: attempts to simplify convoluted concepts and jargon, coupled with amateurish charts: Deciphiring Impact Investment Acronyms: UPMIFA, UBIT, PRI, and MRI

Racial Equity / BLM:

The Unknown History of Black Uprisings (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, New Yorker)

Black and Brown People Have Been Protesting for Centuries. It’s White People Who Are Responsible for What Happens Next. (Savala Trepczynski, Time)

Historians on Juneteenth: Why the new holiday matters (Niala Boodhoo, Axios)

The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song (Henry Louis Gates Jr.) [based on the Blinkist 15 min. summary of the book]

The Roots of Redlining: Academic, Governmental, and Professional Networks in the Making of the New Deal Lending Regime (LaDale C Winling, Todd M Michney, Journal of American History) [Ed. Co-author Todd Michney provides a 17-part tweet stream summary.)