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 Justice Department secretly took steps in 2017 to narrow the investigation into Russian election interference and any links to the Trump campaign, according to former law enforcement officials, keeping investigators from completing an examination of President Trump’s decades-long personal and business ties to Russia.” NY Times
- “Trump’s illuminating defense of Kyle Rittenhouse … At the start of and throughout his news conference Monday evening, President Trump attacked Joe Biden for condemning violence but not specifically left-wing perpetrators of it. … By the end of the news conference, Trump not only pointedly declined to condemn right-wing violence at the same demonstrations, he voluntarily defended it.” Washington Post
- “The United States will not participate in an international effort to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine because the initiative is tied to the World Health Organization, the White House said Tuesday.” CNN
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Kat Taylor: On the money once again @p2173, #philanthropy must reconsider its structure, privilege, and its interwoven-ness with racist, sexist, and discriminatory societal systems The Current Economic Crisis Is an Opportunity to Reset Philanthropic Priorities
- ABFE: ABFE [Association of Black Foundation Executives] is pleased to release the Guiding a Giving Response to Anti-Black Injustice report, in partnership with The Bridgespan Group. This guide provides a variety of changemaking organizations that are doing the work, but aren’t always on the radars.
- Building Movement Project: More than 1/3 (34%) of the Black women who responded to our #RacetoLead survey said they often or always are paid less than peers for similar work. Read more about the experiences of Black women in the sector & how nonprofits can step up & support them: New Findings from the 2019 Race to Lead Survey
- GEO: How are CFs serving Black communities? The @NCRP research team has started to try to answer this question by looking at the latest data available in major cities and places where their members live. NCRP Report: Too many local community foundations still underinvesting in Black communities
- Jim Taylor: Recruiting for Board Diversity — Without Disrespecting People of Color In this piece I draw on personal experience as I share my perspectives on how nonprofit boards can respectfully recruit and retain people of color.
- Nonprofit Quarterly: TRENDING — Take Up the 2020 Census Cause: What’s at Stake
- Rhodri Davies: Just noticed this Guardian piece from yesterday arguing that crowfunding carries the risk of reintroducing “Victorian” notions of the deserving versus undeserving poor (a point I’ve been arguing about the disintermediation of giving for a while) : Why crowdfunding is no replacement for the welfare state
- Nonprofit Quarterly: So how exactly does fiscal sponsorship work? Fiscal Sponsorship: A Balanced Overview [Ed. I originally wrote this a few years ago, but it now pairs nicely with my latest piece – Nonprofits in Trouble: The Fiscal Sponsorship Option, recently republished by Candid Blog.]
- BoardSource: Is your board experiencing Zoom fatigue? Problem Solvers, a new BoardSource resource, provides guidance for nonprofit staff in making virtual board meetings as engaging as possible.
- Ellis Carter: What you need to know about endowment restrictions
Black Lives Matter:
Racial Justice Starts With Each of Us (San Francisco Foundation)
Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday)
Strange Fruit: The most shocking song of all time? (Aida Amoako)