Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/14/23

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:

  • “Where Clarence Thomas Entered an Elite Circle and Opened a Door to the Court The exclusive Horatio Alger Association brought the justice access to wealthy members and unreported V.I.P. treatment. He, in turn, offered another kind of access.” NY Times
  • Far-Right Parties Are Rising to Power Around Europe. Is Spain Next? As Spain prepares for elections, some liberal European politicians fear that the hard-right Vox party could become the first right-wing party since the Franco era to enter Spain’s national government.” NY Times
  • “Hollywood will effectively shut down after leaders of a union representing nearly all TV and film actors announced Thursday that they will go on strike, joining an ongoing walkout by Hollywood writers that has already brought production of many shows and movies to a halt.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Independent Sector: 📰Report Release📰 The U.S. #Nonprofit Sector: Quarterly Review presents #IndSector’s analysis of fed. #data highlighting the nonprofit sector’s #eco. contr. & human capital alongside other key sources of quarterly data. Read the full report
  • Tony Martignetti: Nonprofits Balance on a Shaky Financial Highwire – @IndSector
  • BDO Nonprofit: Despite signs of easing inflation, nonprofits still face several key economic challenges. Learn more in @Philanthropy’s latest piece, featuring insights from our Adam Cole: #Nonprofits #LaborMarket
  • BoardSource: The foundation of a committed, knowledgeable, and effective board is orientation and education. Every organization should have an easy-to-use manual that board members can use throughout their terms. This resource is a guide to creating your own:
  • National Council of Nonprofits: Remote work is here to stay. Explore the data illustrating an evolving landscape of remote and hybrid work in the nonprofit sector in this eye-opening article by Emily Hashimoto from Idealist: #Nonprofits #RemoteWork
  • NY Times Opinion: “The court’s elevation of religious exercise above all other principles poses a genuine threat to the ability of our businesses and institutions to make arrangements that account for the competing demands of America’s diverse population,” says @kateashaw1. The Supreme Court’s Disorienting Elevation of Religion
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: “Better solutions require us having a real deep discussion about the history, legacy, consequences of racial oppression.” @jakada_imani #racialjustice
  • Exponent Philanthropy: Uncover the shocking statistics about representation in foundations, and discover actionable strategies for fostering a more inclusive workplace. Learn more here >> #DisabilityInclusion #Inclusivity #LeanFoundations
  • Gene: Too few charities are lobbying on critically important issues that impact their missions & values – @IndSector will release a study next week and its next webinar on 7/26 will be on The Retreat of Nonprofits’ Influence on Systems & Policy [Ed. Some important information about how last week’s Supreme Court decision on affirmative action in higher education admissions may impact nonprofits and philanthropy was presented in a webinar on 7/13 hosted by the Council on Foundations in partnership with Candid, Independent Sector, Grantmakers for Education, and the National Center for Family Philanthropy.]
  • Linda Rosenthal: Favorite FPLG Posts: First Half of 2023

Equity and Justice:

The Most Baffling Argument a Supreme Court Justice Has Ever Made (Adam Serwer, The Atlantic)

In order to argue that the Framers of the Fourteenth Amendment did not intend to authorize racially specific efforts to alleviate inequality, Thomas finds himself forced to explain the existence of the Freedmen’s Bureau, which was reauthorized in 1866 by the same Congress that approved the Fourteenth Amendment. To square this circle, Thomas insists that the term freedmen was a “formally race-neutral category” and a “decidedly underinclusive proxy for race.” “Freedmen” cannot be a “formally race-neutral category,” because American slavery was not a formally race-neutral institution.

He Worked for Years to Overturn Affirmative Action and Finally Won. He’s Not Done. (Lulu Garcia-Navarro, NY Times)

Opinion: How Does Diversity Actually Work at College? We Asked 10 Young Black Americans (Patrick Healy, Margie Omero and Adrian J. Rivera, NY Times)

For most Asian Americans, diversity is a core value – even if a loud minority contests it (Jeff Chang, The Guardian)

An unlikely provocateur, Miss Texas, takes on the state’s GOP leaders (Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Washington Post)

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