Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/13/21

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:

Human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways, a major UN scientific report has said. The landmark study warns of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and flooding, and a key temperature limit being broken in just over a decade.” BBC News“The Senate gave overwhelming bipartisan approval on Tuesday to a $1 trillion infrastructure bill to rebuild the nation’s deteriorating roads and bridges and fund new climate resilience and broadband initiatives, delivering a key component of President Biden’s agenda.” NY TimesHow cryptocurrency became a powerful force in Washington The infrastructure bill is in part stalled as negotiations proceed on how closely to regulate the crypto industry” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

For Purpose Law Group: Will Philanthropy Funding Reforms Stay or Go? #fundraising #NPCovid19 #nonprofit #philanthropyRob Reich: Nice to see this investigative peek into @mackenziescott’s record-setting philanthropic activity over the past 18 months. It’s striking how little is known about her philanthropy. We need new rules and transparency requirements for big donors. MacKenzie Scott’s Money Bombs Are Single Handedly Reshaping AmericaCenter on Effective Philanthropy: NEW on the blog- Persevering Through Crisis: What Foundation Presidents Should Know About the Pandemic’s Effect on Arts Organizations, by Christine Yoon of @WallaceFdn.Bridgespan Group: When discussing costs in the #nonprofit sector, we often fall back on old tropes associated with low #overhead. This plays into the harmful traditional funding formula that shortchanges nonprofits. Is there a more compelling story we can tell? The Best Solutions Have a Compelling Story Behind ThemTony Martignetti: Invited To Join A Nonprofit Board? 15 Questions To Ask Before Accepting – @ForbesNonprofitNonprofit Quarterly: Trending #EconomicJustice — Undoing Structural Racism: The Need for Systemic Change in Housing PolicyCyndi Suarez: “A lot of people think of GoFundMe as a sort of open marketplace…” says Nora Kenworthy. “But that’s not quite how the platform works.” GoFundMe: A “Market-Oriented Approach to Charity” via @npquarterlyTribal Army: Wishing everyone a very happy International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Today, we need to remember that it is our responsibility to preserve adivasi and tribal languages, culture and knowledge and that every person has a role to play in this.⁣ #IndigenousPeoplesDay [Photo: 476 million peoples 90 countries 6.2% of global population International Day of Indigenous Peoples]Ed Yong: I wrote a big piece about how Delta affects the pandemic endgame. Many folks are upset & confused by the last month. Here’s an attempt to reset expectations, lay out our goals, map the near-term future, & show how the pandemic ends–which it will. 1/ The AtlanticThe Hill: Stunning new report ranks US dead last in health care among richest countries—despite spending the most http://hill.cm/cLvKCOa

Racial Equity / BLM:

10 things to know about indigenous peoples (United Nations Development Programme)

Increase Diversity While Keeping It Legal (Cara Yates Crotty, JD Supra)

Proving Title VII Discrimination in 2019 (Jennifer Isaacs, ABA)

The Black Reporter Who Exposed a Lie About the Atom Bomb (William J. Broad, NY Times)

‘Lynchings in Mississippi never stopped’ (DeNeen L. Brown, Washington Post)

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