Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/12/22

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 Senate on Sunday approved a sweeping package to combat climate change, lower health-care costs, raise taxes on some billion-dollar corporations and reduce the federal deficit, as Democrats overcame months of political infighting to deliver the centerpiece to President Biden’s long-stalled economic agenda.” Washington Post
  • “The search carried out on Monday by the F.B.I. at former President Donald J. Trump’s Florida home, a law enforcement action with explosive legal and political implications, was the culmination of a lengthy conflict between a president proud of his disdain for rules and officials charged with protecting the nation’s records and secrets.” NY Times
  • “Indiana’s new sweeping ban on abortion produced immediate political and economic fallout Saturday, as some of the state’s biggest employers objected to the restrictions, Democratic leaders strategized ways to amend or repeal the law, and abortion rights activists made plans to arrange alternative locations for women seeking procedures.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Gene: A Fighter for Nonprofits Who’s Not Afraid to Ruffle Donors’ Feathers – @janmasaoka is a treasure who calls it like she sees it, and we need so much more of just that.
  • AFJ Bolder Advocacy: Bolder Advocacy is here to help your nonprofit stay ready this election season 🗳️ ⏩ Check out our newly updated Sample Policy which outlines ways to remind your staff about the rules for 501(c)(3) employees
  • Darren Walker: In @NPQuarterly’s latest issue focusing on the future of the U.S. economy, @FordFoundation vice president of U.S. programs @SaritaSGupta joined @Steve_NPQ and @Rithika_Ram to discuss worker voice and labor justice. Read their thoughtful conversation: NPQ
  • Jamie Merisotis: Indiana’s hastily prepared & ill-considered new law is troubling & divisive both for our work @LuminaFound & the well-being of our employees. We will be considering our options going forward Lumina Foundation #equity #opportunity #highered
  • The Philanthropist Journal: There is a growing movement toward trust-based philanthropy. What does that look like in an Indigenous context? @ShereenMunshi of @TheCircleCanada and Jennifer Brennan of @MastercardFdn explore. Investing in Indigenous philanthropy through reciprocity
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: NPQ’s Editor in Chief @cyndisuarez speaks to @DianaHwang of the @AAWPI about how Asian American and Pacific Islander women are increasing their power in progressive politics: https://bit.ly/3A8atl9 @AAAJ_AAJC #AAPI
  • Marc Gunther: When will they ever learn? The trustees and chief investment officers who manage foundation endowments pay high fees for subpar results | my new story for @Philanthropy #philanthropy Foundation Investment Choices Potentially Lose $20 Billion a Year for Grantees
  • Glenn Gamboa: Two years after @FordFoundation @macfound and others issued social bonds to increase their giving during the COVID-19 pandemic, @tkbeaty takes a look at whether these major foundations would do it again #philanthropy Two years on, foundations stand by issuing bonds in pandemic
  • Dylan Matthews: I wrote about the state of effective altruism: it’s wildly rich, with two billionaires collectively worth $26.6 billion dedicating their fortunes to it; and it’s much more active in US politics, a trend likely to accelerate How effective altruism went from a niche movement to a billion-dollar force
  • Allen Bromberger: [email protected], one of the most iconic social enterprises and values-oriented brands, is suing @Unilever, its parent co, for making business decisions that violate its mission & values. It’s also a @BCorporation with mission governance provisions LinkedIn

Racial Equity and Justice:

An American Catastrophe (Caitlin Dickerson, The Atlantic)

Poll: Black, Native American and Latino families face serious problems from inflation (Will Stone, NPR)

Killings of 4 Muslim men in Albuquerque may be linked, police say (Bryan Pietsch, Washington Post)

Lost In Translation (Code Switch, NPR)

Prey (film, 2022)

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