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:
- “President Biden’s new coronavirus vaccine mandates will have sweeping ramifications for businesses, schools and the political discourse in the United States. But for many scientists, the question is a simpler one: Will these measures turn back a surging pandemic? The answer: Yes, in the longer term.” NY Times
- “The Biden administration announced a blueprint Wednesday outlining how solar energy could produce nearly half of the nation’s electricity by mid-century, part of its ambitious bid to address climate change.” Washington Post
- “Crypto’s Rapid Move Into Banking Elicits Alarm in Washington The boom in companies offering cryptocurrency loans and high-yield deposit accounts is disrupting the banking industry and leaving regulators scrambling to catch up.” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Lucy Bernholz: Digging into this –> What’s Next for Philanthropy in the 2020s
- Arabella Advisors: We must look at the intersection of race, gender, geography, etc. to provide the right tools and resources to underserved communities. #CDFIs provide that critical support and capital. Read more: https://bit.ly/3jrGbS9
- BoardSource: Diversity trainings aren’t enough, and alone are unable to address long-standing organizational failures. Researchers developed evidence-based recommendations for creating a multifaceted approach to achieving diversity goals in your org. 6 Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Diversity in Your Organization
- Nonprofit Quarterly: How can we implement changes to de-center #whiteness? Victor Rubin and @mikemcafee06 of @policylink offer key strategies to consider: NPQ
- Andy Ho: The Philanthropy Roundtable’s CEO Opposes ‘Woke Philanthropy,’ Prompting Some Grant Makes to Flee and Others to Give More via @philanthropy [Ed. Many of us hear from people and groups like the Philanthropy Roundtable stating that our collective ‘wokeness’ has led to greater divisions in our country, but isn’t increasing the public’s knowledge of the facts the key to positive social change and isn’t repressing such knowledge the key to maintaining systemic oppression?]
- Harvard Business Review: There are five types of intelligence that aspiring board members need to cultivate: 1. Financial fundamentals 2. Strategic thinking 3. Relationship building 4. Understanding your role 5. Cultural awareness Are You Ready to Serve on a Board?
- For Purpose Law Group: Nonprofits: More “What Not to Do”
- Gene: Get It In Writing: The Importance of Having a Real Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement – Steven Chiodini, @AdlerColvinSF
- Sheila Warren: Cryptocurrency’s unique nature and potential for innovation presents unprecedented regulatory challenges. A new report from @wef’s GFC on Cryptocurrencies provides insights on achieving balanced #cryptoreg from a broad cross-section of the industry: http://wef.ch/cryptoreg
- Barack Obama: California! You’ve got a big choice to make by September 14, and everything is on the line. Your vote could be the difference between protecting our kids or putting them at risk; helping Californians recover or taking us backwards. Vote “no” on the Republican recall.
Racial Equity / BLM:
Asian Americans Are Finally Getting the Heroes We Deserve (Jeff Yang, NY Times)
How Critical Race Theory Went From Harvard Law To Fox News (NPR)
Report Outlines Black Feminist Vision to Improve the Lives of Black Girls (Chelsea Dennis, Nonprofit Quarterly)
The Folk Devil Made Me Do It (Code Switch)
Brit(wish): On Race, Identity and Belonging (Afua Hirsch) [based on the Blinkist 33 min. summary of the book]
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