Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/19/22 – 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:

  • “On Tuesday, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. It is no exaggeration to say that his signature immediately severed the history of climate change in America into two eras. Before the IRA, climate campaigners spent decades trying and failing to get a climate bill through the Senate. After it, the federal government will spend $374 billion on clean energy and climate resilience over the next 10 years. The bill is estimated to reduce the country’s greenhouse-gas emissions by about 40 percent below their all-time high, getting the country two-thirds of the way to meeting its 2030 goal under the Paris Agreement.” The Atlantic
  • The Coming California Megastore: A different ‘Big One’ is approaching. Climate change is hastening its arrival.” NY Times
  • “”Both Russia and Ukraine are warning of a possible attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, currently under Russian control, in southeastern Ukraine. Families are beginning to flee the area in anticipation of a nuclear catastrophe, while plant employees have been ordered to stay home Friday. Russia could be preparing to disconnect the plant from Ukraine’s electricity grid.”” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Center for Effective Philanthropy: NEW on the blog, @Hewlett_Found’s @JVelji reflects on the findings of CEP’s recent report on #foundations & #climatechange and, noting it will “take all of us” in #philanthropy, points to steps #funders can take to meet the #ClimateCrisis: How Can Philanthropy Rise to Meet the Challenge of the Climate Crisis?
  • Axios: 20 years ago, two thirds of American households gave to charity. Today, it’s less than half. Meanwhile, households earning more than $1 million per year accounted for 40% of charitable deductions in 2019, up from 10% in 1993. The shift from charity to philanthropy
  • Johnson Center for Philanthropy: How can foundations center equity throughout their organizations? “Diving Deep on Equity and Power: Exploring Shifts in Philanthropic Practice With the Iceberg Model” offers a framework to make equity-focused shifts in practices, structures, and norms → The Foundation Review
  • BoardSource: All nonprofit organizations need regulations that determine how they are governed. Bylaws are the legally binding rules that outline how the board of a nonprofit will operate. Our resource breaks down what should be included in them and more. Nonprofit Bylaws
  • BoardSource: BoardSource’s Andy Davis said boards need a “space” to connect with each other and learn about “the things we care about outside of this boardroom. @abaesq explores how to tend to board culture, whether meetings are in person, virtually, or both. Setting the table: In a transitional time, bars take care of board culture
  • Linda Rosenthal: Nonprofits’ “What Not To Do”: (1.3)
  • Marc Boiron: 1. Here’s a complete thread on OFAC compliance related to frontends and why companies have struggled with it since Tornado Cash smart contracts were added to the SDN list. None of this is legal advice; do your own legal analysis. [Ed. The entire thread is worth a read.]
  • Cyndi Suarez: A new report on the funding of “crisis pregnancy centers” probes a core anti-abortion movement strategy that undermines racial, gender, and economic justice, and suggests how philanthropy should respond. via Nonprofit Quarterly
  • NY Times: Breaking News: The FDA cleared the way for hearing aids to be sold over the counter without a prescription to adults, a long-awaited wish of millions of consumers frustrated by expensive exams and devices. NY Times
  • Divya Siddarth: My ‘I love democracy, we need it desperately to effectively govern transformative tech & avoid dystopia, but to do that we must make it almost unrecognizably better via plural systems of collective intelligence + ownership’ manifesto is out in @WIRED! 1/ To Fix Tech, Democracy Needs to Grow Up

Racial Equity and Justice:

What It Means to Be Asian in America {Neil G. Ruiz, Sunny Shao, Sono Shaw, Pew Research)

The trouble with global diversity (Esther A. Armah, The BFT Online)

The TVA is dumping a mountain of coal ash in Black south Memphis (Darryl Fears, Washington Post)

The Rise of Indigenous Candidates Raises Awareness of Key Issues (Hadassah Patterson, Yes!)

Asian American Voters Rallied for Democrats in 2020. Will They Again? (Alexander Burns, NU Times)

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. 🙏