Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/9/21

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:

  • “Across the country, as campaigns gear up for a handful of key races this year and the pivotal 2022 midterms, Republican candidates for state and federal offices are increasingly focused on the last election — running on the falsehood spread by Trump and his allies that the 2020 race was stolen from him.” Washington Post
  • “Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise was killed during an attack on his private residence early on Wednesday, according to the country’s acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who has declared a state of seige in the country.” CNN
  • “Olympic organizers said on Thursday that they would bar spectators from most events at the Games scheduled to open in two weeks, a decision that followed the declaration of a new state of emergency in Tokyo in response to a sudden spike in coronavirus cases.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Benjamin Soskis: A reasonable, favorable analysis from @TaleOfJoe. Summary of today’s Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta decision
  • Inside Philanthropy: What happens when a billionaire wants to pay for another state to send National Guard troops on a mission to the border? Simple: His foundation writes a check and the troops deploy. Scary? You bet it is. @PhilipRojc reports:
  • Maura Healey: Additionally, the Sacklers will be permanently banned from the opioid business, Purdue will be sold or wound down by the end of 2024, and the family name can’t be placed on any more buildings or hospital wings for a long time. We will put an end to their legacy. [Ed. Healey is the Massachusetts Attorney General. More on $4.3 billion settlement here.]
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Why is it vital for #philanthropy to align assets with mission? The answer is simple: Its investments undermine its grantees! Trouble in Paradigm: Foundations’ Bargain with the Devil
  • Gwen Walden: A model for pairing impact investments with charitable donations? Investors think so. #impinv #health #philanthropy Quest to Help Diabetic Son Endures With a Different Kind of Giving
  • Nicholas Kulish: If Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates cannot work out their differences in the next two years, it is the Microsoft co-founder who will maintain control, as he can essentially buy his ex-wife out of the foundation. Bill Gates Can Remove Melinda French Gates From Foundation in Two Years
  • Cheryl McCormick: @GTak Thanks for an excellent commentary on @TonyMartignetti Nonprofit Radio. ‘Your 5-Point, 1-Hour Legal Audit’ was great. I discovered a membership clause in my Articles of Incorp. to amend – an important find! One my Top 5 TM Nonprofit Radio episodes!
  • Gene: On June 23, the CA AG announced his sponsorship of AB 488, legislation that would provide critical oversight of charitable fundraising on internet platforms. AG Press Release
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: In SSIR’s Summer 2021 issue, @jamilahking (@MotherJones) reports on the Black Futures Lab (@blackfutureslab) founded by @aliciagarza (@Blklivesmatter) and its work with advocacy groups and lawmakers to advance policies that support Black communities. The Black Mandate
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: “Why do I need their stamp of approval for my intellectual range? Why am I more focused on how they see me than how I see myself?” Read as Kad Smith, founder of @Twelve26Oak, recounts his experience with imposter syndrome. Moving beyond Imposter Syndrome [Ed. So appreciative of this. I’ve wanted to see Kad write for The Nonprofit Quarterly for years. He’s incredibly gifted, insightful, honest, and eloquent.]

Racial Equity / BLM:

Nikole Hannah-Jones Issues Statement on Decision to Decline Tenure Offer at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and to Accept Knight Chair Appointment at Howard University (LDF)

Between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July (Annette Gordon-Reed, NY Times)

Opinion: Inclusion is patriotism of the highest order (Darren Walker, Washington Post)

Talking to Strangers (Malcolm Gladwell) [based on the Blinkist 13 min. summary of the book]

Leveling Difference: The Antiracist Struggle for LGBTQ+ Justice (Ibram X. Kendi & Don Lemon)