Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/20/21

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:

  • “Afghanistan’s government collapsed on Sunday with President Ashraf Ghani’s flight from the country and the Taliban’s entry into the capital, effectively sealing the insurgents’ control of the country after dozens of cities fell to their lightning advance.” NY Times
  • “Deaths are rising in 42 states, the worst tally seen since December. In the week ending Wednesday, the U.S. reported 5,742 deaths, nearly double the total from two weeks earlier. … The nearly 2.2 million U.S. cases in those first 18 days make this the fifth-worst month in the pandemic, blowing past the highest monthly totals of the 2020 spring and summer surges, with case counts rising in 44 states.” USA Today
  • “The death toll from Haiti’s massive earthquake has more than doubled to 724, authorities said Sunday, as government officials sought aid from U.S. first responders. Tropical Storm Grace bore down on the ravaged country with heavy rains forecast for Monday, threatening to further complicate relief efforts.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Carolyn M. Appleton: #NationalNonprofitDay Nonprofits have a big economic impact on our nation! #Respect ⁦@POTUS @VP @federalreserve⁩ ⁦@NatlCouncilNPs Economic Impact
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Listen to the full episode of @tinyspark_org here: The Women Forgotten in the Wars We Started #Afghanistan #AfghanWomen
  • Phil Buchanan: New on @CEPData blog: I write about nearly flat ind giving data from @GivingUSA, declining rates per @IUPhilanthropy, & dips in trust reported on by @IndSector & wonder: connection between these trends & years of generalized dissing of philanthropy & NPs? CEP
  • For Purpose Law Group: Will Funders Continue Grantmaking Reforms? Part 2 #philanthropy #nonprofits #NPCOVID19
  • Teddy Schleifer: Hitting @PuckNews inboxes from River Oaks to Menlo Park — The inside story of how a Houston energy billionaire and a Boston law professor rattled the Nonprofit Industrial Complex. “Had we not done it, nobody else was going to,” says @JohnArnoldFndtn.
  • David Sasaki: There’s a parallel issue that gets less attention. When nonprofits get windfall grants from the likes of MacKenzie Scott and Jack Dorsey, a significant % goes to nonprofit endowments. While the money transfers on paper, it’s still being saved for the future. …
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: #TaxTheChurches began trending last month. Why don’t the IRS and local authorities see a cent in taxes from megachurches? Here’s what Ryan Cragun a sociologist of religion says. CoP
  • Independent Sector: Nonprofits play a critical role in ensuring that democracy works. Join IS and @ARNOVA’s virtual symposium on 9/17 to discover leading-edge research on nonprofit engagement efforts in voting, equity, participation, and election reform: Independent Sector [Ed. Registration is free.]
  • Harvard Business Review: Five steps for doing the onboarding that both your new and seasoned employees need in this time of upheaval: HBR
  • Wagenmaker & Oberly: Seeking 501(c)(3) status? Form 1023 is the key to IRS tax-exempt recognition. Read how to successfully navigate the 1023 process in our recent W&O Blog article!

Racial Equity / BLM:

Violence That Doesn’t Go Viral (Code Switch)

AFGHAN Translators left behind – (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver S08E19 01 AUG)

Reconsidering Disparate Impact Under Title VII: Business Necessity as Risk Management (Jake Elijah Struebing, Yale Law & Policy Review)

The New Cultural Diversity and Title VII (Steven A. Ramirez, Michigan Journal of Race and Law)

Integrating Racial Equity into Our Sustainability Work (Cecily Joseph, Triple Pundit)

If there are any attorneys or law students who identify as Black, Native Americans, or Pacific Islanders who are interested in nonprofit corporate and tax-exemption laws and who’d like to pursue this area of practice, I’m committing one hour each week to being a resource. Please contact me if I can be of service. 🙏