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:
- “Human-driven climate change has set in motion massive ice losses in Greenland that couldn’t be halted even if the world stopped emitting greenhouse gases today, according to a new study published Monday.” Washington Post
- “Showing videos of what they called “apocalyptic” floods currently sweeping their country, Pakistan’s leaders, led by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, pleaded Tuesday for aid from developed nations, which they said were responsible for bringing extreme weather to one of the world’s most vulnerable regions.” Washington Post
- “President Biden traveled to Independence Hall on Thursday to warn that America’s democratic values are under assault by forces of extremism loyal to former President Donald J. Trump, using a prime-time address to define the midterm elections as a “battle for the soul of this nation.”” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- The New Republic: Because of America’s “atypically permissive approach” to regulating philanthropy, “[y]ou really have to blow it to lose your nonprofit status,” Stanford professor @robreich says. There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a Scammy Nonprofit
- Karl Mill: In advance of Labor Day, here’s a post on the intersection between the nonprofit sector and labor rights (including the importance of proper employee classification and lesser-known labor rights) Labor Day Update for Nonprofits: Classification and the Rights of Workers
- For Purpose Law Group: What’s In The IRA For Nonprofits?
- ND News: .@NDLaw’s Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer talks to @NPR: Experts say a Trump-backed charity is pushing the boundaries of tax law
- Nonprofit Finance Fund: What resources do Black leaders need to drive lasting social change?Friend of NFF @cheryldorsey of @EchoingGreen offers funders four suggestions about how to support Black leaders this month and beyond: #BlackPhilanthropy Chronicle of Philanthropy (Ed. Registration may be required for access to the article.]
- Cyndi Suarez: “Tech nonprofit” is an emerging term that refers to a tech startup that is building software or web applications using a nonprofit model for social impact. @TheWriterLuna Why Tech Nonprofits Are Building Digital Tools for Racial Equity and Justice via @npquarterly
- Nonprofit Law News: The Pandemic Forced the Cancellation of Your Nonprofit’s Event – Now What? | by @venablellp
- Tony Martignetti: 15 Smart And Effective Ways To Onboard New Nonprofit Board Members – @ForbesNonprofit
- BoardSource: Innovation can help tackle problems, but first it must be adopted and scaled within an organization. Read more from @SSIReview on how nonprofits can use innovation to make an impact. The Adoption of Innovation
- Michael Gerson: For those who don’t subscribe (yet ) to the Post, I think this should allow you to see my essay on faith and politics. Read here: Opinion: Trump should fill Christians with rage. How come he doesn’t?
Racial Equity and Justice:
Affirmative Action Was Banned at Two Top Universities. They Say They Need It. (Stephanie Saul, NY Times)
California can’t stop anti-Asian harassment if it doesn’t know it exists (Cynthia Choi, SF Chronicle)
Climate initiative centers on Black Americans (Kat Stafford, AP)
Everything You Need to Know About Latinx Heritage Month (Emerald Pellot, In the Know)
Three comedians share their thoughts on what makes a great joke about race (Code Switch, NPR)
If there are any attorneys or law students who identify as Black, Native Americans, or Pacific Islanders who are interested in nonprofit corporate and tax-exemption laws and who’d like to pursue this area of practice, I’m committing one hour each week to being a resource. Please contact me if I can be of service. 🙏