Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/2/21

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 on Thursday upheld two Arizona voting restrictions that a lower court had said discriminated against minority voters, a ruling that suggests that it will be harder to challenge a spate of new laws passed by state legislatures in the aftermath of the 2020 election. … The court’s liberals joined an opinion by Justice Elena Kagan protesting that the decision weakens the shield provided by the Voting Rights Act (VRA), first passed in 1965 to forbid laws that result in discrimination based on race.” Washington Post“The coronavirus is on a serious self-improvement kick. Since infiltrating the human population, SARS-CoV-2 has splintered into hundreds of lineages, with some seeding new, fast-spreading variants. A more infectious version first overtook the OG coronavirus last spring, before giving way to the ultra-transmissible Alpha (B.1.1.7) variant. Now Delta (B.1.617.2), potentially the most contagious contender to date, is poised to usurp the global throne.” The Atlantic“A heat dome has enveloped the Pacific Northwest, driving temperatures to extreme levels — with temperatures well above 100 degrees — and creating dangerous conditions in a part of the country unaccustomed to oppressive summer weather or air-conditioning.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

Steve Katz: SCOTUS also threw out (on 6-3 vote) a California requirement that 501c3 charities file a disclosure statement listing their big donors in response to appeal by Koch’s Americans for Prosperity Foundation. Particularly galling about this decision: Supreme Court rules California may not force Koch-backed charity to reveal its big donors 1/xJane Meyer: In a case brought by the Kochs’ political arm- Americans For Prosperity- the Court’s conservatives just made dark money even darker.Erwin de Leon: How did the nonprofit sector fare in Q1? Learn about NP employment & economic contributions in the Independent Sector’s @IndSector quarterly report: #nonprofits #philanthropyLucy Bernholz: What ‘Giving USA’ Really Told Us: Average Americans Are Giving a Smaller Share of Their Incomes to CharitiesCarrie Garber Siegrist: For #nonprofits preparing annual #Form990, our annotated reference guide is available here via @KPMGUS_Tax @KPMG_USJenny Chandler: Here’s a good read for those who love museums & want to help them be sustainable: A Racial Reckoning for Art Museums Quoting Kelly Morgan: “If you are serious about antiracism work, it doesn’t just begin and end in the galleries…It’s broader than that.”Steve Zimmerman: Great tips and questions to ask whether your facilitating or participating . . Facilitating (and Leading) “From the Chair” via @npquarterlyEric Chen: Program strategy mapping helps nonprofits make decisions based on the impact and financial sustainability of their programs How Nonprofits Can Map Their Programs to Their StrategyLinda Rosenthal: New Senate Bill on DAF Reform Sparks FireworksPhilantopic: How funders can make disability visible: “Disability is a relatively untapped area of investment for philanthropy, but one that offers promise of change and multiple avenues for donor impact” @SSIReview @fordfoundation #disabilities #philanthropy

Racial Equity / BLM:

Nikole Hannah-Jones Is Granted Tenure After Weekslong Dispute (Katie Robertson, NY Times)

Invisible Ink: Media Representation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIP)

The Asian American wealth gap, explained in a comic (Lok Siu and Jamie Noguchi, Vox)

Black Valedictorians and the Toxic Trope of Black Exceptionalism (Samuel Getachew, NY Times)

If You Don’t Know, Now You Know – America’s Black Farmers (The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition)

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