Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/2/20

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:

  • “Donald Trump declined to condemn white supremacists and violent rightwing groups during a contentious first presidential debate, instead urging a far-right group known for street brawling to “stand by” and arguing that “somebody’s got to do something” about the left.” Guardian
  • “President Trump and his wife Melania have contracted the coronavirus, he announced early Friday, after months in which he has played down a pandemic that has killed more than 205,000 Americans and sickened millions more.” Washington Post
  • “Donald J. Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750. … He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made.” NY Times
  • “President Trump has selected Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the favorite candidate of conservatives, to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day in a move that would significantly alter the ideological makeup of the Supreme Court for years. … Democrats have expressed outrage at the rush and accused Republicans of rank hypocrisy given their treatment of Judge Garland, but they have few options for slowing the nomination, much less stopping it.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Jeanne Bell: Essential reading on voting. Great charts/usable data! Last Call to Register Voters for the 2020 Election via @npquarterly
  • Steve Katz: Just to say that @NPQRUTH and the folks writing for Nonprofit Quarterly are delivering Fire journalism. Could not do the work w/o them. [Ed. Tweet is in response to this NPQ article: Disbanded Billionaire Education Fund Takes a Reputation Down with It.]
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Learn how people are choosing to give during this time. It may not be directly to #nonprofits: COVID-19 Economic Shutdown Reduces Giving, But Also Changes Its Form
  • Adler & Colvin: “Can I Tweet That?” Check out this @TechSoup blog post by Adler & Colvin principal attorney David Levitt on charities and social media in an election year #charities #advocacy
  • AFJ Bolder Advocacy: Are you a #nonprofit looking to talk about civic engagement but unsure where to start? Bolder Advocacy’s newest resource can help you engage your audience concerning civic engagement: Social Media Plan for Public Charities
  • Alliance for Justice: New @AFJBeBold Rules of the Game Podcast: How an organization can safely praise or criticize elected officials who are also candidates, in order to further their mission and boldly advocate.
  • Rick Moyers: ICYM this timely curated collection via @SSIReview. “SSIR Guide to Voting, Civic Engagement, and Repairing Democracy.” That’s a pretty big remit, though.
  • NTEN: New From NTEN! Our Equity Guide for Nonprofit Technology offers guidelines for the use, funding, and creation of tech in our sector. There’s no one policy that is right for every org, but together we can use the guidelines to make equitable decisions. utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=equity_guide
  • Kim Ondreck Carim: I told my Board that we can’t start work on the currently four-months overdue fiscal year budget until we have had time to co-create antiracist multicultural institutional values. The budget and a rethought process for its development evolve from there. So that’s a thing. [Ed. Carim is the Deputy Director and CFO of the Oakland Museum of California and a 2020 CalCPA ‘Women to Watch’ award winner.]
  • Equity in the Center: Today marks a new chapter. Going forward, EiC will operate as an independent 501(c)3. We are deepening our capacity to transform the social sector in collaboration with colleagues and co-conspirators partnership #solidarity #onward Equity in the Center’s Next Chapter

Black Lives Matter:

Governor Newsom Signs Landmark Legislation to Advance Racial Justice and California’s Fight Against Systemic Racism & Bias in Our Legal System

Opinion: The BREATHE Act is the policy change America needs (Derrick Johnson and Gina Clayton-Johnson, CNN)

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Isabel Wilkerson) [based on the Blinkist 16 min. summary of the best-selling book]

NBA playoffs: The Celtics’ Jaylen Brown is a player for this moment (ESPN)

Is It Time To Say R.I.P. To ‘P.O.C.’? (Code Switch)