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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 parents of 545 children separated at the border still haven’t been found. The pandemic isn’t helping.” Washington Post “More than 75,000 new cases were reported in the United States on Thursday, the second-highest daily total nationwide since the pandemic began.” NY Times “Winkleman voted for a Republican presidential…
Lucy Bernholz, Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, is the expert you need to listen to on matters of digital technology, the nonprofit sector and broader civil society, and democracy. I was fortunate enough to attend two of her presentations last week – first, at a master class for Columbia University’s Nonprofit Management Masters Program and second, at Upswell. Below are some highlights of…
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 Tuesday allowed the Trump administration to halt the 2020 census count ahead of schedule, effectively shutting down what has been the most contentious and litigated census in memory and setting the stage for a bitter fight over how to use its numbers for the apportionment…
Upswell, powered by Independent Sector (IS), sees itself more as a gathering than a conference. Having attended the inaugural Upswell 2018, subsequent Upswell 2019 (including Upswell Chicago: Equity in the Center), and previous five IS Annual Conferences, I love this reimagination and replacement of the typical conference and look forward to attending Upswell 2020, which runs October 14-16. While the gathering element may be compromised because of the need to hold Upswell…
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 FBI says it thwarted what it described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The alleged plot involved reaching out to members of a Michigan militia, according to a federal affidavit filed Thursday.” Detroit News “There was much about President Trump’s…
A board of directors is the ultimate authority of a nonprofit corporation, but that doesn’t mean any individual director (board member) holds such authority or really any inherent authority over the corporation, subject to some very limited exceptions. The following lists of board member rights and non-rights are based on laws applicable to California nonprofit public benefit corporations but may serve as general guidance for any board member. Rights of a Board Member To vote…
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: “Donald Trump declined to condemn white supremacists and violent rightwing groups during a contentious first presidential debate, instead urging a far-right group known for street brawling to “stand by” and arguing that “somebody’s got to do something” about the left.” Guardian “President Trump and his wife Melania have contracted…
Nonprofits must be a key part of any national relief and recovery effort from the immense impacts of COVID-19. The following is the text of a letter to our Congressional leaders from the leaders of 38 national nonprofit organizations dated September 24, 2020: Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy, and Leader Schumer: Employers of all kinds across the country are struggling to survive as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on our society and…
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: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights, who in her ninth decade became a much younger generation’s unlikely cultural icon, died on Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.” NY Times “A Kentucky grand jury…
Earlier this week, I had the privilege of guest lecturing for Professor Louise Carroll‘s Nonprofit Strategic Governance class at the University of San Francisco. As a former graduate and adjunct faculty member of the Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) program, which may have been the first in the country, I’m always honored by an invitation to return. Here are some selected excerpts from my notes and slides: Common Compliance Issues Failure to timely register, file…