Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/3/20

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:

  • “American officials provided a written briefing in late February to President Trump laying out their conclusion that a Russian military intelligence unit offered and paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, two officials familiar with the matter said. … The new information emerged as the White House tried on Monday to play down the intelligence assessment that Russia sought to encourage and reward killings — including reiterating a claim that Mr. Trump was never briefed about the matter and portraying the conclusion as disputed and dubious.” NY Times
  • “In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America’s principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials — including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers and his longest-serving chief of staff — that the President himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States, according to White House and intelligence officials intimately familiar with the contents of the conversations.” CNN
  • “The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law that could have left the state with a single abortion clinic. … The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. voting with the court’s four-member liberal wing but not adopting its reasoning.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • National Council of Nonprofits: We applaud the Senate for taking unanimous action to pass the aptly-titled Protecting #Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act. National Council Statement
  • Independent Sector: “59% of Americans say they have ‘high trust’ in nonprofits…but that trust is lower among poorer Americans, those with less education, & those who live in rural areas.” @Philanthropy features findings from our recent survey on #trust in civil society: Americans Who Need Charities the Most Don’t Trust Them
  • Teddy Schleifer: NEW — Last week, one of Mark Zuckerberg’s engineers asked him to resign as Facebook CEO. But the engineer didn’t even work for Facebook. They work for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, his philanthropy. We go deep on the unrest at Zuckerberg’s charity. Vox
  • Darren Walker: I talked to @Marketplace about the future of the economy and how to make it more equitable for all: How the president of the Ford Foundation would reimagine the economy
  • Rodney D. Foxworth: @ABLImpact & I wrote abt how #philanthropy perpetuates racial injustice by not funding Black-led orgs & a few ways to redress it: How to Avoid Excuses That Prevent Grant Makers From Aiding Black-Led Organizations But women of color have been pushing this for forever. Thank you @CHayling @vanessapdaniel @AmakaAgbo @SBatten @cheryldorsey
  • Building Movement Project: Did you miss our webinar on the release of our new #RacetoLead Revisited report? You can access recording and additional resources, including a brief recap of the discussion with our panelists, on the BMP blog here
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Part two of this vital conversation is up! Join @VernettaWalker and Robin Stacia of @Sage_Network as we learn how to transform a #board to embrace a #racialequity agenda: Beyond the Board Statement: How Can Boards Join the Movement for Racial Justice? (Part Two)
  • The Atlantic: “There cannot be two sets of funding rules—one that sends billions of dollars to local religious congregations and one that denies the same support to secular nonprofits,” @mjschwartzman, @RichSchragger, and @NelsonTebbe write: The Separation of Church and State Is Breaking Down Under Trump
  • Alexander Reid: SCOTUS says US nonprofits have no First Amendment rights when speaking through their foreign affiliates. USG can require foreign affiliates to espouse certain beliefs as a condition to accepting government funding.
  • Gene: IRS Data Book 2019 – Top 5: percentage of exempt org returns and other forms filed with IRS: CA – 11%, OH – 6%, TX – 6%, NY – 6%, FL – 6% [Ed. Follow-up tweet: “93% of exemption application approvals were for 501(c)(3) organizations, 1.5% were for 501(c)(4) orgs, 1.5% were for 501(c)(6) orgs.”]

Black Lives Matter:


America’s Enduring Caste System (Isabel Wilkerson)

The Voting Disaster Ahead (Adam Harris)

Black families pay significantly higher property taxes than white families, new analysis shows (Washington Post)

Public Enemy Is Joined By Nas, Black Thought & More For Rendition of Fight The Power | BET Awards 20 (YouTube)


Harriet (Kasi Lemmons)