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:
- “On Sunday, Americans woke up to news of a shooting rampage in an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, where a man wearing body armor shot and killed nine people, including his own sister. Hours earlier, a 21-year-old with a rifle entered a Walmart in El Paso and killed 20 people.” NY Times
- “President Trump urged the nation Monday to condemn bigotry and white supremacy after a pair of mass shootings and focused on combating mental illness over new gun-control measures in remarks delivered from the White House. … Trump promised to be “very strong on background checks” in the days after the February 2018 shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 people dead. … He later retreated ….” Washington Post
- “U.S. authorities strongly defended Wednesday’s mass immigration raids at Mississippi workplaces, saying the secretive operation to arrest undocumented immigrants was successful even as it led to images of weeping children arriving home to find their parents missing.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Center for Effective Philanthropy: NEW on the blog from @CEPData President @philxbuchanan: “Five Questions Every Foundation Board Should Be Discussing Right Now”
- Stacy Palmer: On this day when we are all mourning victims in El Paso and Dayton, have at the top of my mind this important call to action for philanthropy from @SharonAlpert How Philanthropy Can Curb the Rise of Hate: Count It, Condemn it, Confront It
- Nonprofit Quarterly: From our Summer 2019 issue: Community-Driven Solutions Can Seed Our New Social Contract NPQ
- Alexander Reid: As it turns out, private foundations and college endowments are very different. Proposed Regulations Would Tax More Than Just College and University Endowments
- Ellen Aprill: Have just posted “Revisiting Federal Tax Treatment of States, Political Subdivisions and Their Affiliates,” updating, revising, and expanding work of some two decades ago.
- Independent Sector: Join us in congratulating Sherry Salway Black (Oglala Lakota), recipient of the 2019 John W. Gardner Leadership Award! Sherry has worked for more than 40 years in addressing Native causes. She will accept the award at @weareupswell this November. 🎉🎉 Independent Sector [Ed. I was honored to be part of the 2019 John W. Gardner Leadership Award Committee and very pleased with the selection of Sherry Salway Black as the very deserving recipient of the Award.]
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: Half of development professionals plan to leave their charities in the next 2 years, according to our new survey. Why Fundraisers Leave, and How to Keep Them
- Sally Yates: When our children ask us what we did when innocents were massacred, the president fomented racism, and immigrants were caged and cast as sub-human, what will we tell them? Each of us owns our individual response. And our collective response answers who we are as a country.
- Barack Obama: Until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening: Vox [Ed. See also the following statement tweeted by President Obama.]
Themed Media Selection:
Blaming Trump is too easy: This is us. – Eddie Glaude (MSNBC)