Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/3/20

And the new decade begins. 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:

  • Trump Orders Killing of Top Iranian General Qassim Suleimani in Baghdad: “President Trump ordered the killing of the powerful commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, in a drone strike on the Baghdad International Airport early Friday, American officials said.” NY Times
  • In China’s Crackdown on Muslims, Children Have Not Been Spared: “In Xinjiang the authorities have separated nearly half a million children from their families, aiming to instill loyalty to China and the Communist Party.” NY Times
  • EPA’s scientific advisers warn its regulatory rollbacks clash with established science: “The Environmental Protection Agency is pressing ahead with sweeping changes to roll back environmental regulations despite sharp criticism from a panel of scientific advisers, most of whom were appointed by President Trump.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Nonprofit Quarterly: TRENDING — NPQ’s Prediction-Free Zone: Let’s Talk about What to Do
  • Gene: 2020 predictions: cracks in power provide opportunities that are better identified but do not substantially overcome existing structures, neglect & apathy; nevertheless, we’ll see needed changes in leadership, and the moral arc will continue bending slowly towards justice. [Ed. My follow-up tweet after learning of the killing of General Qassim Suleimani: I didn’t want to make this prediction for 2020, but in light of today’s events, it needs to be considered: rapidly escalating violence domestically & internationally. We must all address the risks with renewed consideration of our Constitutional values and plan for contingencies.]
  • Stacy Palmer: The Year’s Big Stories in the Nonprofit World That Point to Key Changes Ahead via @Philanthropy
  • Jeanne Bell: NPQ’s Reader Favorites of 2019 via @npquarterly
  • Jeanne Bell: NPQ’s 2019 Management Year in Review: Nonprofit Capitals Explored via @npquarterly
  • Nicholas Kristof: Here’s my effort to put the world’s bad news (which is real) in context: Overall 2019 was probably the best year in human history. Three things are simultaneously true: Life is improving; life is awful; life can be better. [“Every single day in recent years, another 325,000 people got their first access to electricity. Each day, more than 200,000 got piped water for the first time. Never before have children been so likely to survive, and adults so likely to be literate.”]
  • National Council of Nonprofits: New Overtime Rule Hitting Some Employers Harder Than Others #nonprofit
  • Vu Le: Generosity and Impact Aren’t Enough. Let’s Judge Philanthropy on How Well it Shifts Power [Ed. Vu asked me to cite the author of the article he tweeted about. So, shout out to Tate Williams @TateJW.]
  • Philantopic: The Ultra-Wealthy Who Argue That They Should Be Paying Higher Taxes @newyorker @PatrioticMills #philanthropy #inequality
  • B Corporation: B Lab certified over 650 companies across the globe in 2019 — the most certifications in one year — expanding the #BCorp community to over 3,100 companies hailing from more than 70 countries and 150 industries. Check out our year in review: #BtheChange

Themed Media Selection:

Children interrupt BBC News interview – BBC News (YouTube) [Ed. My favorite video clip of the past decade.]