Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/30/21

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 delta variant of the coronavirus appears to cause more severe illness than earlier variants and spreads as easily as chickenpox, according to an internal federal health document that argues officials must “acknowledge the war has changed.” … The document strikes an urgent note, revealing the agency knows it must revamp its public messaging to emphasize vaccination as the best defense against a variant so contagious that it acts almost like a different novel virus, leaping from target to target more swiftly than Ebola or the common cold.” Washington Post
  • The Delta Variant Is the Symptom of a Bigger Threat: Vaccine Refusal There are almost as many reasons for vaccine hesitancy and refusal as there are unvaccinated Americans. But this problem, not the variant, lies at the root of rising infection rates. NY Times
  • “Aquilino A. Gonell, a Capitol Police sergeant and veteran of the Iraq war, was nearly crushed during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol and has watched with frustration in the months since as some Republican members of Congress have attempted to downplay or deny the violence he confronted.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Philantopic: #Nonprofits call on Congress, Biden administration to support sector #coronavirus #COVID19 #philanthropy #publicaffairs
  • Wagenmaker & Oberly: What can new 501(c)(3) organizations learn from the IRS’s bizarre handling of the Christians Engaged tax exempt application? Learn more from our recent blog! Christians Engaged: Getting Religion, Politics, and Public Charity Status Right
  • Karl Mill: New blog post on a couple 501(c)(3) denials for open-source applicants. This is one of the big issues, so worth a read if you are starting a non-profit and planning to develop and distribute open-source software More 501(c)(3) Rejections: Open Source Software Edition
  • Benjamin Soskis: Here’s a new report I wrote that argues: “The current place of impact investing in public discourse can only be understood within the broader context of debates surrounding the legitimacy and value of philanthrocapitalism.” Impact Investing and Critiques of Philanthrocapitalism
  • Glenn Gamboa: New @IUPhilanthropy study says only half of American households donate to charity, lowest percentage in nearly 20 years. @masayett has the details on why and what it means for #philanthropy. AP
  • Kathleen Enright: Proud to launch the Council’s new 20 year direction, forged in partnership with many members and partners. Supporting philanthropy to build trust while advancing the greater good.@_cof How Philanthropy Can Make the Quantum Leaps Society Is Counting On [Ed. Behind The Chronicle of Philanthropy paywall.]
  • Jed Emerson: Steve Dubb nails it again: Advocates’ Report Highlights Barriers to Community Investment via @npquarterly
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: 8.9% of #disabled people identify as #Latinx! So where is this representation in nonprofit leadership? Nonprofits are responsible for tackling the systemic barriers in place: @BeHIPGive
  • Linda Rosenthal: Shared Leadership: A Primer for Nonprofits
  • Philantopic: Ahead of one of the most anticipated report series in its history, here’s what you should know about the world’s leading authority on climate science @unfoundation @ipcc_ch #climatechange

Racial Equity / BLM:

Report: Hate crime laws lack uniformity across the US (Aaron Morrison, Washington Post)

Policy Spotlight: Hate Crime Laws (Movement Advancement Project)

Housing Discrimination (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver)

Equality Through Law: A Civil Rights Trailblazer Reminisces: Eva Paterson Sits Down with Yolanda Jackson to Look Back on Her Storied Career (Traci Mysliwiec, San Francisco Attorney Magazine)

The AAPI Giving Challenge Raises $1.1 Billion Commitment For AAPI Communities (The Asian American Foundation)