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 Answer
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: How can we expand support for #Native businesses to thrive? @heatherfleming of @native_startup explores the need for critical change: NPQ
  • TheJusticeWalk: 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 Power
  • Alice 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 Foundations
  • National 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! #Relief4Charities
  • Chronicle 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/3kYH4SX
  • Kataly 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/ejrcwebinarblog
  • Laura 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 Institute
  • For 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]

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. 🙏