Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/8/21

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:

  • “In 24 hours, Congress reconvened in a Capitol breached and battered by a pro-Trump mob, formalized Mr. Biden’s victory over the objections of more than 100 Republican lawmakers and found itself on the brink of impeaching President Trump a second time.” NY Times
  • “Democrats won unified control of the federal government Wednesday, after two U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia were called in their favor just as a mob of rioters allied with President Trump invaded the Capitol building, destroying property, injuring police officers and disrupting the election certification process for President-elect Joe Biden.” Washington Post
  • “Seething with anger, mostly unmasked, Donald Trump’s supporters stormed and breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, stoked by his defiant speech claiming the election had been stolen from him.” – Time

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Nonprofit Times: “While the vast majority of Americans were shaken and outraged at the images of ill-informed and misled insurrectionists desecrating the Capitol, it is time to put an end to the divisive rhetoric and outright fabrications that motivated this assault.” Nonprofit Leaders React To Rioting At The Capitol
  • Darren Walker: Democracy is the greatest threat to white supremacy. Ford Foundation
  • Winston & Strawn LLP: The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act provides $900 billion in new COVID relief funds, including under the Paycheck Protection Program & establishment of PPP Second Draw Loans under the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofit, & Venues Act.
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: New year, new editor in chief! We’re very excited to announce Cyndi Suarez our first new editor in chief since our founding in 1999: #nonprofit #nonprofitnews
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: When looking at NPQ’s top reads of the year, two themes rose to the top: Responding to the pandemic and national uprising against anti-Black racism Reader Favorites: 10 Leading Articles from 2020
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: Part of an ‘Up for Debate’ series at SSIR Online that shares views from civil society leaders about philanthropic spending during an economic downturn. #philanthropy Up for Debate: Should Foundations Increase Their Payouts During Big Crises?
  • Daniel Hemel: Apropos of nothing in particular: A paper on what exactly a Senate majority can & can’t do tax-wise w/50 but not 60 votes . . . . cc @EllenAprill [New paper w/@EllenAprill: How the Byrd rule has evolved from an obscure Senate procedural provision into a central feature of the federal tax legislative process — & how it has shaped the substance & form of federal tax law. SSRN]
  • Linda Rosenthal: From Our Favorite 2020 Posts: Revisiting Nonprofit Predictions for 2020
  • Philantopic: Trump wants to expand religious exemptions. Critics say the law doesn’t allow it. #publicaffairs #religion
  • Jed Emerson: “For the global development community, 7 predictions for 2021 |Devex” ( )

Black Lives Matter:

The 10-year Stacey Abrams project to flip Georgia has come to fruition. (Reid J. Epstein and Astead W. Herndon, NY Times)

Rioters breached US Capitol security on Wednesday. This was the police response when it was Black protesters on DC streets last year (Nicole Chavez, CNN)

‘Almost a f- you to every Black person in America’: Warriors’ Draymond Green on Capitol response (Grant Marek, SFGATE)

Want to thank Black women? Here’s how. (Christine Emba, Washington Post)

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (Isabel Wilkerson) [based on the Blinkist 16 min. summary of the book]