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:
- “Hundreds of thousands of acres of unpopulated land continued to burn across California on Thursday, as dozens of lightning-sparked wildfires moved quickly through dry vegetation and threatened the edges of cities and towns in the state’s northern and central regions.” Washington Post
- “The U.S. Postal Service will halt its controversial cost-cutting initiatives until after the election — canceling service reductions, reinstating overtime hours and ceasing the removal of mail-sorting machines and public collection boxes, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced in a statement Tuesday.” Washington Post
- “A sprawling report released Tuesday by a Republican-controlled Senate panel that spent three years investigating Russia’s 2016 election interference laid out an extensive web of contacts between Trump campaign advisers and Russian government officials and other Russians, including some with ties to the country’s intelligence services. … The report by the Senate Intelligence Committee, totaling nearly 1,000 pages, provided a bipartisan Senate imprimatur for an extraordinary set of facts: The Russian government undertook an extensive campaign to try to sabotage the 2016 American election to help Mr. Trump become president, and some members of Mr. Trump’s circle of advisers were open to the help from an American adversary.” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Washington Post: Former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon indicted on conspiracy charges in alleged fundraising fraud for border wall, Justice Dept. says Washington Post
- US Attorney SDNY: Leaders of ‘We Build The Wall’ online fundraising campaign charged with defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors
- Philip Hackney: Blogged on Nonprofit Law Prof Blog today about my thoughts on Letitia James bringing an action for dissolution of the NRA – NY AG seeking Dissolution: A bridge too far? Though I do not expect a judge to grant it, I still think she was right to bring it.
- Shannon Watts: 1) Wayne LaPierre’s retirement package is worth more than $17 million, and was secured without proper approval from the @NRA’s “nonprofit” board of directors. Seven Things to Know About the NRA’s Web of Financial Misconduct
- Gene: Grassroots groups express alarm at Strong City Baltimore’s shaky finances #fiscalsponsorship See also [NPQ] A Fiscal Sponsorship Cautionary Tale
- Alliance for Justice: The first episode of Rules of the Game, the new podcast from @AFJBeBold, is out today! Check out “Can We Say That? Election Year Advocacy by 501(c)(3)s” now on Youtube and your favorite podcast apps. #nonprofit #bebold #BAPod
- Upswell: #Upswell2020 registration is officially live! It’s going to take the very best we’ve got to heal our nation and create a society where every person can thrive. Our aim is to ensure that every #changemaker can participate. Check out how and register today: https://upswell.org/register/
- Harvard Business Review: Employees want their company’s boards to take meaningful actions against racism. A good place to start is increasing diversity on boards themselves. Why Do Boards Have So Few Black Directors?
- Women’s Philanthropy: Why do only 0.6% of U.S. philanthropic dollars go to women-of-color-led organizations? “Many funders do not trust BIPOC leaders” and often “misdiagnose the root of the problem.” Learn more: http://bit.ly/NPQtrust #BlackPhilanthropyMonth
- Nitasha Tiku: New from me. In a letter to Priscilla Chan, Black employees at @ChanZuckerberg said for years their voices have been marginalized & their expertise discounted, while CZI’s philanthropic investments left Black leaders and Black communities unsupported Mark Zuckerberg’s effort to disrupt philanthropy has a race problem
Black Lives Matter:
Black Like Kamala (Jamelle Bouie, NYT Opinion)
Protesting Her Own Employer (The Daily)