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 and Democratic leaders in Congress in recent days have slashed their ambitions for a major expansion of America’s social safety net to a package worth $2.3 trillion or less, which will force hard choices about how to scale back a proposal that the president hopes will be transformational.” NY Times“Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen on Tuesday told lawmakers that the company systematically and repeatedly prioritized profits over the safety of its users, painting a detailed picture of an organization where hunger to grow governed decisions, with little concern for the impact on society.” Washington Post“Victims of abuse within France’s Catholic Church welcomed a historic turning point Tuesday after a new report estimated that 330,000 children in France were sexually abused over the past 70 years, providing the country’s first accounting of the worldwide phenomenon.” AP
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
BoardSource: Without realizing it, many nonprofits put their boards on an imaginary pedestal, which leaves many employees unsure about how to approach board members. Find out what’s acceptable in board-staff interaction in our downloadable resource. Board-Staff Interaction: What’s Acceptable, What’s Not? You Ask, We AnswerNonprofit Quarterly: How can we expand support for #Native businesses to thrive? @heatherfleming of @native_startup explores the need for critical change: NPQTheJusticeWalk: Wanted to highlight the best line, but it’s all @VillanuevaEdgar drops great quotes, of course. The Gates Foundation Avoids a Reckoning on Race and PowerAlice Hom: A reminder about Indigenous People’s Day from friends at @justicefunders. Take the invitation to give Shuumi Land Tax to support Sogorea Te’ Land Trust. #Philanthropy Shuumi Land Tax for FoundationsNational Council of Nonprofits: An #IRS reminder that people can deduct up to $600 from their taxes for donations to qualifying #nonprofits. See details at https://go.usa.gov/xMKNE We hope that Congress will extend this Universal Charitable Deduction past 2021! #Relief4CharitiesChronicle of Philanthropy: Opinion: Robert Ross of @CalEndow seeks to help young leaders get into “good trouble” as John Lewis urged. He meets with young activists regularly so “their words, their experiences, are not filtered out by a glossy report or presentation.”GEO: #GEOCEO Marcus Walton explains how GEO is creating spaces for grantmakers to make progress on racial equity within philanthropic culture and practices w. @nff_news. https://bit.ly/3kYH4SXKataly Foundation: Did you miss the Env Justice Resourcing Collective’s webinar last week on movement-led grantmaking, shifting power, and how philanthropy can be accountable to the grassroots? Read the highlights and watch the recording here: https://bit.ly/ejrcwebinarblogLaura Tomasko: One critique looks at the extent to which it reinforces the status quo and cannot be an agent of change. I build off of this and write about how #impinv can adopt power shifting as a form of impact to increase #impinv potential Urban InstituteFor Purpose Law Group: Student Loan Forgiveness Program: “Transformational” Fixes
Racial Equity / BLM:
Les Misérables (film, 2019) [not a version of the Victor Hugo novel]
Indian Horse (film, 2017)
Wind River (film, 2017)
Taking Stock: Philanthropy’s Role in Supporting Racial Equity (podcast, Giving Done Right)
Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man (Emmanuel Acho) [based on the Blinkist 15 min. summary of the book]
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