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:
- “Tens of billions of dollars in deposits have flowed into the coffers of giant banks such as JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America following the panic surrounding the March 10 failure of Silicon Valley Bank, industry executives said. Consumers and businesses spooked by the abrupt collapse of a bank with more than $200 billion in assets are fleeing to the perceived safety of the mammoth institutions that sparked populist outrage with their risky behavior before the 2008 crisis.” – Washington Post
- “Defiant Putin Visits Mariupol, a City Razed by Russian Forces The trip was the Russian leader’s first to territory his forces captured since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and came shortly after an international court issued a warrant for his arrest for war crimes.” NY Times
- “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel defiantly vowed on Thursday to proceed with a divisive judicial overhaul, in a move that came just hours after his coalition passed a law making it harder to remove him from office.” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Young professionals rarely have large amounts of money to give to charities, but they can offer their time, energy, and ideas. But here is one way to get them involved: Tips for Creating a Successful Young Professionals Program
- Linda Rosenthal: Formal Launch of CA Grantmaking-Reform Legislation
- Inside Philanthropy: For the second time, changes to donor-advised fund rules made it into the Biden administration’s budget proposal. It’s a reflection of growing frustration and momentum around reform. Michael Kavate reports: DAF Reform Is on Biden’s Wish List. Does It Stand a Chance?
- Nonprofit Quarterly: What would a system that helps fund investment for #socialjustice look like? https://bit.ly/40uzHo6 @Center4EconDem @SeedCommons @commonfutureco [Ed. Another important and insightful article by NPQ Senior Editor – Economic Justice Steve Dubb.]
- Center for Effective Philanthropy: “Two frequently-used terms without sufficient clarity, reflection, or accountability are sustainability and equity. These two concepts are intricately connected and deserve our attention.” Gabriela Alcalde of @EBSewallFdn on the CEP blog: Words Matter: Defining Sustainability and Equity for a More Just World #philanthropy
- Vu Le: “AI is here, it is not going to go away, it will probably change the way we work, often for the better, occasionally for the worse, and there are all sorts of ethical and equity issues to consider, and we all need to pay attention.” The Ethics and Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence in the Nonprofit Sector
- BoardSource: Nonprofits are making little progress in diversifying boards, are dissatisfied with board diversity, but are doing little to prioritize it in board recruitment practices. Here are five questions for your board to start taking acton on board diversity.
- Leslie Albrecht: MacKenzie Scott is taking a break from her ‘don’t call us, we’ll call you’ approach to philanthropy MarketWatch
- Jeffrey Bradach: “A third of the country’s people live in households making less than $55,000.” We need to pause & center that fact. @just_shelter traces things we must do—& that are so doable—to create true opportunity & flourishing for all. The “haves” must step up. Opinion: America Is in a Disgraced Class of Its Own
- Gene: World is on brink of catastrophic warming, U.N. climate change report says
Equity and Justice:
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture [Ed. My second visit – I wish everyone would have the opportunity to learn from and experience the museum’s incredible exhibits.]
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by an Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 40,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
There are four pillars upon which the NMAAHC stands:
- It provides an opportunity for those who are interested in African American culture to explore and revel in this history through interactive exhibitions
- It helps all Americans see how their stories, their histories, and their cultures are shaped and informed by global influences
- It explores what it means to be an American and share how American values like resiliency, optimism, and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture
- It serves as a place of collaboration that reaches beyond Washington, D.C. to engage new audiences and to work with the myriad of museums and educational institutions that have explored and preserved this important history well before this museum was created.
The NMAAHC is a public institution open to all, where anyone is welcome to participate, collaborate, and learn more about African American history and culture. In the words of Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Museum, “there are few things as powerful and as important as a people, as a nation that is steeped in its history.”
For Asian Americans, thrill of Oscars offset by rising anti-Asian hate (David Nakamura, Washington Post)
At White House, Asian American Liaison Juggles Celebrations and Crises (Stephanie Lai, NY Times)
Disability Justice—in the Workplace (and Beyond) (Sonia Sarkar, Nonprofit Quarterly)
Dozens of Museums and Universities Pledge to Return Native American Remains. Few Have Funded the Effort. (Logan Jaffe, Mary Hudetz and Ash Ngu, Pro Publica)
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. 🙏