Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/3/21

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:

  • “The Supreme Court refused just before midnight on Wednesday to block a Texas law prohibiting most abortions, less than a day after it took effect and became the most restrictive abortion measure in the nation.” NY Times
  • “The Taliban took control of the Kabul airport Tuesday as celebratory gunfire echoed across the city, capping the militant group’s victory in a 20-year war with the United States after the last U.S. military flight left the country. … President Biden praised U.S. forces for evacuating more than 120,000 Americans and allies and said there was unanimity among military leaders to end the airlift mission as planned.” Washington Post
  • “Hurricane Ida intensified overnight, becoming a Category 4 storm over the course of just a few hours. The rapid increase in strength raises questions about how much climate change is affecting hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. While researchers can’t say for sure whether human-caused climate change will mean longer or more active hurricane seasons in the future, there is broad agreement on one thing: Global warming is changing storms.” New York Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Independent Sector: It’s been a busy month in DC. Check out the August DC Download to get a recap of legislative issues, including the infrastructure deal, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021, and our sector’s push for data advocacy. Explore here: DC Download August 2021
  • Alliance Magazine: * Increase #diversity on every level and facilitate wider ownership of the philanthropy debate * Increase levels of participation and trust-based philanthropy * Urgently commit more resources to tackle #ClimateChange * Fulfil its unique role as a provider of patient risk capital [Ed. “These are some of the key recommendations of the editors of the 100th issue of @Alliancemag, out this week!”]
  • Michael Theis: Private foundations reported an average 13.1 percent return on their investment assets in 2020: A Third of Foundations Increased Their Giving in 2020 [Ed. Behind The Chronicle of Philanthropy paywall, based on annual Council on Foundations-Commonfund study with data from 260 private and community foundations.]
  • Benjamin Soskis: 1: Important reporting here by the Post following up on the nearly $50b pledged by largest corps for racial justice in wake of George Floyd’s murder. Only small % was for outright grants, & of that, even smaller went to crim justice reform. Corporate America’s $50 billion promise
  • Women’s Philanthropy: .@MsLaToshaBrown shares that: “My ultimate goal is every philanthropic institution in this country to have some investment in women and girls.” Read more on her thoughts about gender and #philanthropy here: Philanthropy Women
  • Tony Martignetti: How can #philanthropy improve so it makes a real difference instead of perpetuating the very problems it aims to solve? @VillanuevaEdgar joins the latest #NonprofitRadio podcast to offer a solution:
  • Center on Philanthropy: NEW on the blog- from @RuthLevine5 of @IDinsight: Is MacKenzie Scott Going to Fix Strategic Philanthropy?
  • Philantopic: ICYMI: How nonprofit mergers can energize donors and accelerate progress: “Consolidation…creates opportunities for existing #nonprofits to expand mission and achieve results that simply aren’t possible when resources are fragmented” @ParkinsonDotOrg
  • Philantopic: #HurricaneIda makes a mockery of Big Oil’s #philanthropy: Energy companies briefly paused efforts to claim credit for combating the problems they’ve caused @theintercept #climatechange #fossilfuels
  • For Purpose Law Group: Effectiveness of Nonprofits: New Data #nonprofit #nonprofits #philanthropy

Racial Equity / BLM:

Descendants of civil rights giants join forces to march for voting rights (MSNBC)

TAAF Releases Statement and Rapid Response Toolkit in Advance of COVID-19 Origins Report From the White House (The Asian American Foundation)

Black & Asian American Solidarity: Exchanging Ideas, Sharing History (Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi)

LaTosha Brown: The Time is Now to Fund Black Women and Girls (Philanthropy Women)

‘Reservation Dogs’ Is Just the Beginning of an Indigenous Storytelling Explosion (Jason Asenap, Esquire)

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