Notable Events of the Week:
- “After Tyre Nichols Death, Officials’ Moves Reflect a Shift in Handling Police Violence With cameras nearly everywhere, and residents wary, the authorities are moving faster and speaking critically when officers are accused of beatings.” NY Times
- “The number of Russian troops killed and wounded in Ukraine is approaching 200,000, a stark symbol of just how badly President Vladimir V. Putin’s invasion has gone, according to American and other Western officials.” NY Times
- “The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, slowing the pace of its inflation fight while keeping pressure on an economy that remains out of whack.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- BoardSource: Giving was up 4.7 percent in the first three quarters of 2022, but the number of individual donors was down 7.1 percent. Read more about the data and what this means on Philanthropy.
- Grace Chiang Nicolette: 7 Ways to Know Your Board Is Diverse [Ed. I really appreciate author Joan Garry’s recognition that “Millennial and Gen Z board members are critical to a thriving board,”]
- For Purpose Law Group: A 501(c)(3)’s Effective Local Lobbying
- AFJ Bolder Advocacy: Is your nonprofit gearing up to engage in coalition work with multiple types of tax-exempt organizations? If so, we’ve got a workshop for you on February 8, 2023 at 2pm EST 💻 Mark your calendars 🗓️ and sign up today 📋
- Tony Martignetti: Nonprofit Finances Now – @SSIReview
- Stacy Palmer: Three Ways Philanthropy Can Bring America Together
- Charles Keidan: ‘As criticism of philanthropy mounts, we need ways to think about what makes this endeavor distinctive and worthwhile…What are we all trying to do here?’ Great questions from @PhilipRojc So What Exactly Is the Philanthrosphere, Anyway?
- Thousand Currents: Funding grassroots climate solutions is essential for a liveable planet where people thrive within the limits of nature. @grassrootsfund’s new report shows how. #FundingClimateAction #SoilToSky Soil to Sky: Climate Solutions That Transform
- Carmen Rojas: I’m so grateful to be included in this @SSIReview series! At @caseygrants we believe philanthropy must spend our time doing what we do best — moving money to create a more even terrain to fight for a representative multiracial democracy and just economy Seeding a More Just Future
- Nonprofit Quarterly: “It is important to name billionaire power as a central problem and organize to address it.” — @Steve_NPQ. https://bit.ly/3XB8H5C #economicjustice
Equity and Justice:
Opinion: The police killing in Memphis is a reminder we must change policing (Perry Bacon Jr., Washington Post)
Opinion: Tyre Nichols video shows policing must be done with a community — not to it (Eugene Robinson, Washington Post)
Black Americans Are Much More Likely to Face Tax Audits, Study Finds (Jim Tankersley, NY Times)
A new report documents systemic discrimination in how the I.R.S. selects taxpayers to be audited, with implications for a debate on the agency’s funding. … Black taxpayers are at least three times as likely to be audited by the Internal Revenue Service as other taxpayers, even after accounting for the differences in the types of returns each group is most likely to file, a team of economists has concluded in one of the most detailed studies yet on race and the nation’s tax system.
A Response to Conor Friedersdorf: When White America Offloads its Failures on to Civil Rights Movements (Sherrilyn Ifill, Sherrilyn’s Newsletter)
How Native Americans Will Shape the Future of Water in the West (Rachel Monroe, New Yorker)
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. 🙏