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:
- “Senate Democrats and Republicans on Thursday approved a measure to fund the government into early December, putting lawmakers one step close toward staving off a shutdown that is set to occur after midnight. … The votes ultimately tee up the House to consider and adopt the government funding measure before the end of the day, sparing what would have been a potentially destabilizing shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic.” Washington Post
- “Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen on Tuesday told Congress that the United States will run out of flexibility to avoid breaching the debt limit on Oct. 18, setting a new deadline for lawmakers. … As the path forward on Capitol Hill remained unclear, Yellen warned that failure to raise the debt ceiling could have catastrophic consequences. … Economists have said that the U.S. economy would be plunged into an economic recession if the debt ceiling were breached. A report by Moody’s Analytics found that a default could cost the economy roughly 6 million jobs and wipe out as much as $15 trillion in household wealth.” Washington Post
- “A liberal revolt left Democrats short of votes, but leaders insisted they would bring up the measure again on Friday, giving them more time to reach a deal on a separate climate and safety net bill.” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- GEO: Leadership within the social sector is as challenging as ever. #GEOCEO Marcus Walton explores lessons in purpose-driven leadership in @boardsource’s newest blog. Purpose-Driven Leadership – Lessons from GEO’s Racial Equity Journey
- Vu Le: “stop thinking of individual donations as the silver bullet to philanthropy, and fundraising gurus need to stop pushing it as the panacea for all the challenges brought up by frustrated ppl, esp marginalized people, when it comes to foundation support” Stop saying that 80% of nonprofit funding comes from individual donors. It’s misleading.
- For Purpose Law Group: A New Crowdfunding Law – At Last! #nonprofits @philanthropy
- SoCal Grantmakers: The accumulation of wealth did not come from equal opportunity & hard work. “We have to think about wealth as something created by us. We have created wealth for some of us and extracted it from others.” @AnnePriceICCED, @InsightCCED #SCGRiseUp
- Teddy Schleifer: Wow, @LaurenePowell Jobs is putting $3.5 billion into a new climate group and will spend that money over the next decade. Axios
- Philantopic: .@UCLA_Law launches program on #philanthropy and #nonprofits with $3.7 million gift from alumnus Lowell Milken Cision
- Jennifer Schuessler: NEW: The director of Yale’s legendary Grand Strategy seminar has resigned, citing what she says was Yale’s failure to defend academic freedom amid pressures from the program’s donors, two of Yale’s most prominent & deep-pocketed supporters. My story here: NY Times
- Karl Mill: Be Your Own Boss: The Rise of Worker Co-ops, a Photo-Essay via @npquarterly
- Cyndi Suarez: Thanks again @AyannaPressley @RepPressley! Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Authentic Leadership via @npquarterly
- Inside Philanthropy: In the latest billionaire climate commitment, @laurenepowell will give $3.5 billion over the next decade to respond to the global emergency. Find out what we know—and what we don’t. Tate Williams and Michael Kavate report: https://bit.ly/2WqJOPx
Racial Equity / BLM:
Here’s What You Can Do to Honor National Day of Remembrance for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools (Native Americans in Philanthropy)
8 Essential Films of the Native American Experience (Corinne Rice, AARP)
This was the worst slaughter of Native Americans in U.S. history. Few remember it. (Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post)
Opinion: For Black Americans, Senate Democrats must stand firm on the George Floyd bill (Ben Crump, Washington Post)
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.