Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/29/21

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:

  • “Less than a week after taking office, President Joe Biden announced three major steps to improve the country’s vaccination plans, and his Administration’s COVID-19 response team held its first press briefing.” Time
  • “The House on Monday formally delivered an article of impeachment charging former president Donald Trump with inciting the deadly insurrection at the Capitol, as Democrats prepared to use his own words as evidence against him in his Senate trial next month.” Washington Post
  • “This week, the biggest story in the financial markets is the absurdist, pretty-sure-I-hallucinated-it drama involving GameStop, a struggling video-game retailer that became the rope in a high-stakes tug of war between Wall Street suits and a crusading internet mob.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Biden signed 30 executive orders in the first three days—from #immigration to #equity here’s a run down of what the new administration signed: Biden Outlines His Administration’s Vision for Immigrant Rights
  • National Council of Nonprofits: This is why 75 organizations sent a letter to @POTUS @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer @LeaderMcConnell and @GOPLeader last week calling for specific urgent relief that #nonprofits need in order to continue serving our communities: #Relief4Charities
  • Gene: New law extends COVID tax credit for employers who keep workers on payroll
  • Kate Barr: Finally getting some more information from SBA on the Shuttered Venue Operators grants with this FAQ document. Still waiting for application info and details. Some good news in here about definition of revenue for nonprofits. SBA
  • Nonprofit Times: The case challenges the rules that #nonprofits disclose major donors under a regulation enforced by the California Attorney General’s Office dating back to 2012 during the tenure of #KamalaHarris – #nonprofit #philanthropy #donordisclosure #donors
  • Teddy Schleifer: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have what is currently slated to be a $100 billion philanthropy. Every action they take could have enormous consequences for the fate of the progressive movement. So watch structural stuff like this closely. Exclusive: Mark Zuckerberg is creating a new criminal justice reform group in an overhaul of his political operation
  • Independent Sector: There’s bad news in Edelman’s 2021 Trust Barometer: trust in nonprofits is on the decline. If we’re going to advance any kind of meaningful social change, we need to change that fast. Here are three key areas where our sector can focus attention… Important Takeaways for Nonprofits …
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: “Rebuilding Trust in American Institutions” is part of SSIR’s post-election series on what’s next for the social sector with a new @JoeBiden administration. Read more essays here
  • BoardSource: Good leadership and governance isn’t easy. We’re not here to tell you that it is, but we are here to provide education on fundamental aspects of board service to make it better. Learn more: Fundamental Topics of Board Service & Resource Library
  • Benjamin Soskis: I wrote abt the history of philanthro-optimism & why this is a good moment for philanthropy to reconsider (tho not to abandon) its relation to optimism, in light of long-standing critiques of it. Optimism Has Long Been Fuel for Philanthropy. It Still Should Be, if It’s the Right Kind [Ed. Behind The Chronicle of Philanthropy subscription paywall. One of the references noted in the article is the 2021 annual letter from the Gates Foundation.]

Black Lives Matter:

Biden Seeks to Define His Presidency by an Early Emphasis on Equity (Jim Tankersley and Michael D. Shear, NY Times)

Biden White House Aims To Advance Racial Equity With Executive Actions (Brian Naylor, NPR)

Hank Aaron, Home Run King Who Defied Racism, Dies at 86 (Richard Goldstein, NY Times)

Cicely Tyson, iconic and influential actress, dies at 96 (Anika Myers Palm, CNN)

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Ibram X. Kendi) [based on the Blinkist 18 min. summary of the book]