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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:
- ““Racially motivated violent extremism,” mostly from white supremacists, has made up a majority of domestic terrorism threats, Mr. Wray [Director and head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation] told the House Homeland Security Committee. He also echoed an intelligence community assessment last month that Russia is conducting a “very active” campaign to spread disinformation and interfere in the presidential election, with Mr. Biden as the primary target.” NY Times
- “Attorney General William Barr has said some protesters should be charged with sedition or inciting a rebellion, and Seattle’s Mayor Jenny Durkan should have criminal charges brought against her for “allowing” some Seattleites to create a police-free protest zone, according to several news reports from The Wall Street Journal and Chicago Tribune.” Colorlines
- “A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday granted a request from 14 states to temporarily block operational changes within the U.S. Postal Service that have been blamed for a slowdown in mail delivery, saying President Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy are “involved in a politically motivated attack” on the agency that could disrupt the 2020 election.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Independent Sector: There are always a million reasons not to do something, but #NationalVoterRegistrationDay is committed to providing every tool and resource needed to eliminate EVERY excuse for not being registered to vote. Check your #VoteReady status today: https://bit.ly/2EDwKgv
- CompassPoint: Nonprofits and community-based orgs can make an impact on younger voters showing up to the polls. Check out this report from @NpVOTE –>https://bit.ly/33zxcp4 Just 50 days left until the election! How will you and your org help mobilize the vote? #Election2020
- Lucy Bernholz: Digital Dependence Has Obliterated the Notion of Nonprofit Independence (Opinion) – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
- Rhodri Davies: I did a blog for @Alliancemag about the ethics of platform philanthropy (as part of a series they are running off the back of @GlobalGiving’s “neutrality paradox” project). It contains many questions. Fewer answers.
- Adler & Colvin: ICYMI: California Legislation on Charitable Fundraising Platforms Tabled Until Next Year – see our blog post by Rob Wexler #charities #fundraising
- Teddy Schleifer: San Francisco billionaire Chuck Feeney has done the impossible. Give away all — all! — of his money. $8 billion. Forbes
- Megan Ming Francis: If you are looking for a model of how big philanthropy could/should respond to this moment of racial reckoning…this is it. I plan to teach this in future courses as an example of how philanthropy can innovate itself Foundations Pool $36 Million for Black-Led Organizing Groups
- Steve Zimmerman: Want an in-depth conversation of what systemic racism is? This great podcast by @radiomilwaukee has got you covered. So glad to see @npquarterly highlight it. Reckoning with Historical Racism: How Systemic Change Calls for a Deeper Look
- Michael McAfee: There is a LOT going on right now for nonprofit leaders. TheBigReset resources were created to help your organization focus on what really matters so you can navigate and survive the next two years.
- Time: The top 1% of Americans have taken $50 trillion from the bottom 90%—and that’s made the U.S. less secure
Black Lives Matter:
Dear White CEOs: It’s Time To Lead On Racial Justice (Jeff Raikes, Forbes)
The Protests Heard ‘Round The World (Code Switch)