Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/16/20

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:

  • “The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration to halt the 2020 census count ahead of schedule, effectively shutting down what has been the most contentious and litigated census in memory and setting the stage for a bitter fight over how to use its numbers for the apportionment of the next Congress.” NY Times
  • “President Trump spoke positively about an extremist conspiracy-theory group, expressed skepticism about mask-wearing, rebuked his own F.B.I. director and attacked the legitimacy of the 2020 election in a televised town hall forum on Thursday, veering far away from a focused campaign appeal. Instead, he further stoked the country’s political rifts as his Democratic opponent, Joseph R. Biden Jr., pushed a deliberate message anchored in concerns over public health and promises to restore political norms.” NY Times
  • “U.S. intelligence agencies warned the White House last year that President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani was the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence, according to four former officials familiar with the matter.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Candid: This #IndigenousPeoplesDay, we invite you to celebrate and honor the history of native peoples with us by exploring history through a Native lens, a resource developed in partnership with @NativeGiving:
  • UNESCO: Happy Int’l #DayOfTheGirl! For many girls, school isn’t just a key to a better future, it’s a lifeline, protecting them from exploitation & violence. Today & every day, join us in making sure #LearningNeverStops for every girl across the world! Sparkles
  • Upswell: “I see my job, and the job of @nwlc, as moving and shaping policies to match our cultural realities.” – @fgossgraves. Thank you for moving us forward and making progress towards a civil society where all people thrive. #Upswell2020 [Ed. Fatima Goss Graves, President & CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, was deservedly awarded the John W. Gardner Leadership Award on October 16.]
  • Independent Sector: “The for-profit sector has built the business case for equity…we need to do a better job packaging that information for nonprofits.” – @YolandaCoentro on how we can bring more diversity to boards and leadership in the sector. #Upswell2020
  • Stacy Palmer: Coronavirus shutdowns and charges of white supremacy: American art museums are in crisis
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: TRENDING: An Indigenous Vision for Our Collective Future
  • GEO: New Report with support from @Kresgefdn: The untapped potential of impact investing among US foundations via @BridgespanGroup Beyond the Grant: Foundations as Impact Investors
  • La Piana Consulting: The response to the pandemic has rapidly reordered the work of the sector, redefined expectations, and raised new challenges. @DavidLaPiana has classified #nonprofits into 3 types of organizations: the Remote Workers, the ZoomHelpers, and the Reinventors. A Fundamental Reordering of the Sector?
  • Digital Impact: 8/ @p2173’s top 3 things nonprofits should know about how tech is changing the sector (cont.) 2. Think of the tech companies behind the platforms and software you use as your landlords; you’re living in their space; “at the very least, read the lease” [Ed. Item 1: Internet is unavoidable; we depend on digital systems; dependence does not imply access; Item 3: Philanthropy and tech for good programs have encouraged nonprofits to use whatever costs the least money, which means greater cost in terms of agency.]
  • Natural Capital Coalition: .@WorldBank: Investing in Nature Makes Good Economic Sense: Healthy ecosystems are a primary source of growth, resilience & prosperity. Protecting nature is integral to the health of communities, economies & indeed life on our planet.

Black Lives Matter:

Isabel Wilkerson, Upswell

Ibram X. Kendi, Upswell

Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, Upswell

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Upswell

Anti-Racist Speech and Action: Where Does the Legal Profession and Model Rule 8.4(g) Go from Here? (Suhuyini Abudulai, Winda Chan, Jasmine D. Smith, Simi Solebo, ABA Business Law Today)