Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 11/13/20

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:

  • “Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was elected the nation’s 46th president Saturday in a repudiation of President Trump powered by legions of women and minority voters who rejected his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his divisive, bullying conduct in office. … Voters also made history in electing as vice president Kamala Devi Harris, 56, a senator from California and daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants who will become the country’s first woman, first Black person and first Asian American to hold the No. 2 job.” Washington Post
  • “The coronavirus pandemic is spreading with frightening speed throughout the United States, shattering records on a daily basis, stretching medical resources to the breaking point and once again prompting states, counties and cities to consider economically devastating lockdowns.” NY Times
  • “The first small cracks have begun to appear in the Republican wall of support for President Trump and his unfounded claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election, with a growing number of elected officials and party leaders signaling on Thursday that they would indulge Mr. Trump’s conspiracy theories for only so long. A few were willing to openly contradict him.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Tim Mooney: For most of us, our votes for the 2020 elections are behind us. Georgia? Not so much. They have two sets of runoff elections in December and January. GA nonprofits? Still at it… here’s my piece on what you need to know for the runoffs! Nonprofits and the Georgia Runoff Elections
  • Ford Foundation: How can philanthropy better support the work of Black women? According to @NaylorNikki, International Director of our gender-based violence work, philanthropy must “take an intersectional approach & become more effective in addressing anti-Black racism.” Anti-Blackness Is Global and Gendered—Philanthropy’s Response Must Be, Too
  • Vu Le: “Our sector, both nonprofit and philanthropy, must not push to ‘leave the past in the past’ or whatever bullshit that white moderates are calling for. Forgiveness cannot happen without justice.” What nonprofit and philanthropy must do now to help ensure this nightmare won’t happen again
  • Jacob Harold: I’m thrilled to see that “donors are giving less weight to a charity’s financial ratios!” (Though I don’t know what to make of this change in how donors talk about trust.) h/t @wisegiving @H_Art_Taylor Trust Is Becoming Less Important in Donor Decisions, Study Finds [Ed. This article behind a subscription paywall provides: “The study, the latest edition of’s Donor Trust Report, found the proportion of donors who say trust is of “high importance” before making a donation declined from 73 percent in 2017 to 64 percent in 2020.”]
  • National Council of Nonprofits: “There will be a lot of #nonprofits closing, merging, and rethinking their missions. I don’t think the worst has hit the nonprofit sector. We got PPP loans and some extra grant money this year, but I think next year is going to be harder” Philanthropy — Past and Future #Relief4Charities
  • The Forum: “Foundations Respond to Crisis: A Moment of Transformation?,” part 1 of 3 new reports from @CEPData, examines foundations’ response to 2020’s compounded crises. Download the report for free here:
  • Philantopic: New on the blog: The next crisis: nonprofit leadership exodus #DEI #nonprofits #philanthropy
  • Jeffrey Bradach: Must read series on the challenges faced by Black male leaders in the NP sector. Read them all. Remarkable leaders sharing w candor their experience: @Tonypmc @mlittles @N8TL_1 @LorenHarris_ @GEOfunders. TY @npquarterly for enabling us to learn from them. NPQ
  • Philliteracy: Thanks to everyone who chipped in on this. Based on those response, and my own brain musings, I thought I’d jot some thoughts. So here are 17 reasons for studying the history of philanthropy & charity. Yes, that’s right 17. Deal with it. THREAD
  • For Purpose Law Group: FASB Issues New Gifts-in-Kind (GIKs) Rules

Black Lives Matter:

Kamala Harris Makes History as First Woman and Woman of Color as Vice President (Lisa Lerer and Sydney Ember, NY Times)

Kamala Harris and Black Women Voters Helped Joe Biden Get Elected. Here’s How America Can Do Right by Them (Brittney Cooper, Time)

No, This Election Did Not Go “Smoothly” (Sherrilyn Ifill, Slate)

Black Lives Matter Helped Win the Election. We Can’t Simply Return to Centrism. (Amy Goodman, Truthout)

The Live That Invented Racism (John Biewen, TED Talk)