Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/21/22 – Nonprofit Law Blog

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:

  • “Voters overwhelmingly believe American democracy is under threat, but seem remarkably apathetic about that danger, with few calling it the nation’s most pressing problem, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll.” NY Times
  • “More than 500 retired U.S. military personnel — including scores of generals and admirals — have taken lucrative jobs since 2015 working for foreign governments, mostly in countries known for human rights abuses and political repression, according to a Washington Post investigation.” Washington Post
  • “The fall of Liz Truss, Britain’s prime minister for just six tumultuous weeks, has plunged the nation into another phase of economic uncertainty.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Jeffrey Bradach: Want an excellent overview of the state of play in philanthropy from @philxbuchanan, one of the sector’s most astute and nuanced observers: Read this. Big Changes and 7 Big Questions for Big Philanthropy
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Donor-retention rates are falling dramatically. “The bottom is falling out,” said Woodrow Rosenbaum, chief data officer for GivingTuesday. ‘Collapse’ in Small Gifts Poses Threat for Nonprofits as Recession Looms, Report Says [Ed. May require registration for access.]
  • Linda Rosenthal: New Reports on IRS Oversight of Nonprofits
  • Engage R+D: Our new brief is a companion to our field guide for E&L leaders and is meant for foundation executives looking to deepen learning in philanthropy. Our first guide and our new companion brief for CEOs
  • Cyndi Suarez: Now more than ever, the federal government has the opportunity to organize for racial equity within. via Nonprofit Quarterly
  • SOCAP Global: “We will not remain competitive as long as we are leaving people behind. We need a tax system & set of public policies that do not just raise the floor but foster economic mobility if we want to be called a world-class country.” — Fred Blackwell of @TSFF #SOCAP22 #HeardItAtSOCAP
  • For Purpose Law Group: Important New Law Resource for Philanthropy
  • New York Times: When her wealthy grandmother died last month, Marlene Engelhorn knew who she wanted to benefit from her large inheritance: the tax man. The 30-year-old, who grew up in Vienna, is calling for structural change to how the ultrarich are taxed. She’s Inheriting Millions. She Wants Her Wealth Taxed Away.
  • Media Matters: Perhaps the single most consequential story of the midterms season broke this week, and there’s been virtually no coverage from major TV news shows, newspapers, and other mainstream outlets Have you heard about the GOP plan to either gut the social safety net or destroy the economy?
  • Stacy Palmer: The column I hoped I would never have to write – but one full of warm memories of Pablo Eisenberg, a beloved mentor and social justice leader Philanthropy Watchdog and Social-Justice Advocate Pablo Eisenberg Dies at 90: a Tribute from the Chronicle’s Editor

Racial Equity and Justice:

The Blame Game: How Political Rhetoric Inflames Anti-Asian Scapegoating (Stop AAPI Hate)

The Demystification of Dragon Lady (Archetypes, podcast)

Anna May Wong Will Be the First Asian American on U.S. Currency (Soumya Karlamangla, NY Times)

‘Slavery by any name is wrong’: the push to end forced labor in prisons (Michael Saint, Guardian)

This Interactive Map Shows Which Indigenous Lands You Live On (Jacquelyne Germain, Smithsonian)

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. 🙏