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:
- “As the Northern Hemisphere approaches summer’s peak, heat is testing the limits of human survival in Earth’s hottest spots — and demonstrating the extremes that are increasingly possible and probable against the backdrop of accelerating global warming.” Washington Post
- “The world’s demographics have already been transformed. Europe is shrinking. China is shrinking, with India, a much younger country, overtaking it this year as the world’s most populous nation. … By 2050, people age 65 and older will make up nearly 40 percent of the population in some parts of East Asia and Europe. … Extraordinary numbers of retirees will be dependent on a shrinking number of working-age people to support them.” NY Times
- “A White House official said the United States has information that Russia may expand its attacks on grain facilities to include commercial shipping in the Black Sea. Ukraine countered Russia’s warning to vessels there with one of its own.” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Independent Sector: 📣 New Report📣 @IndSector’s #nonprofit #advocacy research report, “The Retreat of Influence: Exploring the Decline of Nonprofit Advocacy and Public Engagement”, is out NOW! Read the full report ➡️ https://independentsector.co/AdvocacyResearch #IndSector #RiseorRetreat
- Center for Effective Philanthropy: NEW on the blog, Tim Delaney of @NatlCouncilNPs has a note of gratitude as well as a word of warning for #funders based on the state of nonprofits right now: #philanthropy #nonprofits #gratitude #inflation
- Candid: 29% of U.S. foundations anticipate that inflation will impact their giving in 2023. For some funders, it means cutting back on grant budgets. Others are giving more to help nonprofits burdened by inflation. Dive into the data: How inflation affects foundation grantmaking decisions
- Nonprofit Quarterly: Last year saw a significant decline in overall philanthropic giving, driven by rising #inflation and a falling stock market: https://bit.ly/44M0VZJ @isaiah_thompson
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: The ruling is most likely to affect college fundraisers as they seek money for and deal with donors who have given to scholarships that use race as a criterion. Can Donors Still Support Race-Conscious Programs? Supreme Court Ruling Leaves College Fundraisers in Uncharted Territory
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: The letter comes less than a month after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling told colleges they could not continue to use race-conscious policies to make admission decisions. Following Court Ruling, Foundation Officials Urge Sharing Power With Grantees
- Center for Effective Philanthropy: READING | The End of Affirmative Action: I am shaken but unbowed “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for to shift the pendulum back again toward justice and equity.” via @PEAKgrantmaking’s @SatonyaFair
- Rhodri Davies: New long read for you👇📖 “In an ideal world there would be no philanthropy”: why does this idea have such deep roots, how should we understand it, and is it right…? Why Philanthropy Matters
- HistPhil: How did GoFundMe become the “giving layer of the internet”? And how did its own mission & strategies change along the way? @MattPWade explores the platform’s growth & the challenges it has faced, based on a recent article.
- Linda Rosenthal: Student-Loan Cancellation. Out With Plan A. In With Plan B
Equity and Justice:
Forcing people to work in deadly heat is mostly legal in the U.S. (Jacob Bogage and Eli Tan, Washington Post)
Wells are drying up in rural communities of color. Can the Farm Bill offer relief? (Amber X. Chen, Fast Company)
Democracy’s Antidote to Authoritarianism: An Organizing Revival (Sultan Arias, The Forge)
Opinion How the myth of a ‘model minority’ works to divide Americans (Theodore R. Johnson, Washington Post)
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s charged mission of healing (Karen Heller, Washington Post)
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