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:
“Two explosions killed dozens of people, including at least 13 U.S. troops, ripping through the crowds outside Afghanistan’s main airport on Thursday, just hours after Western governments had warned of an imminent Islamic State attack and told their people to stay away from the airport.” NY Times“This year, the federal government ordered hospitals to begin publishing a prized secret: a complete list of the prices they negotiate with private insurers. … It shows hospitals are charging patients wildly different amounts for the same basic services: procedures as simple as an X-ray or a pregnancy test.” NY Times“After House Democrats passed a $3.5 trillion partisan budget plan on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is getting all the credit for bringing together two diametrically opposed groups in her party to make it happen. “I want to thank Speaker Pelosi, who was masterful in her leadership on this,” President Biden said Tuesday.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
Chronicle of Philanthropy: “Ineffective nonprofits are rare, making up about 15 percent of nonprofits, according to our data.” Most Nonprofits Are Highly Effective. Check the Data.Nonprofit Quarterly: A @GivingUSA report offers some fascinating insight into 2020’s giving trends, including why and how giving increased in a year fraught with tragedy and economic instability. Check it out: https://bit.ly/3geQYgy @IUPhilanthropyAnne Wallestad: Important new post from @BoardSource’s @jimetaylor1 – what nonprofit boards can learn from the tenure scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill.Nonprofit Quarterly: When it comes to #DEI organizations are putting out #antiracist statements and holding space for conversation…but how is that translating to our work—both what we do and how we do it? Generational Differences in Racial Equity WorkCandid Learning: RT @glasspockets: 90% of foundations don’t even have a website. Find out what else we know about the field: http://ow.ly/Yhki50FJv74Caritas Law Group: Taking Nonprofit Meeting Minutes Like a Pro https://bit.ly/3h4FxaO #caritaslawgroup #nonprofitlawsimplified #missionpossibleTony Martignetti: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions About Cybersecurity in #Nonprofits – @NPhub http://ow.ly/OaTo50FWLKk #nphubBrian Mittendorf: For those interested in the ASPCA, @CharityDefense & @danpallotta now have a response to CBS reporting on the organization. Here’s the original story … Here’s the response (h/t @dani_npe). … [Ed. In comments following this thread, there was an observation that it’s more expensive to get a new customer than to retain an existing one. Mittendorf responded that the tension lies in whether a donor is viewed as a customer or an investor. I questioned whether the charity wants its donors to know how it views them and whether donors care.]AAPIP: @taaforg just released a new tookit supporting #AANHPI communities! Check it out: https://taaf.org/toolkitNational Council of Nonprofits: The #nonprofit community lost a visionary, a champion, and a dear friend. The public knows so much more about the charitable sector thanks to the dogged work of Lester Salamon, who refused to accept “we don’t have that data” as a valid answer. http://ccss.jhu.edu/passing-of-lester-salamon via @JHUCCSS
Racial Equity / BLM:
We Fact-Checked Fox News’ Racist Lie. It Turns Out, the Pandemic Is Worse in Republican States (Michael Harriot, The Root)
Nine Latinx Women Changing the World (Isabel Gonzalez Whitaker, Elle)
MLB star Shohei Ohtani shakes up baseball, and old players like Jack Morris don’t appreciate it (Howard Megdal, NBC News)
Lucille Times, civil rights figure who fought the same driver of the Rosa Parks bus, dies at 100 (Timothy Bella and Caroline Anders, 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.