Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/11/20

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 Food and Drug Administration accelerated its timeline for issuing an emergency authorization for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine after President Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, told Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, the agency’s leader, to consider looking for another job if the vaccine was not approved Friday, according to a senior administration official.” NY Times
  • “Dozens of states and the federal government sued Facebook (FB) on Wednesday in twin antitrust lawsuits, alleging that the social media giant has abused its dominance in the digital marketplace and engaged in anticompetitive behavior.” CNN
  • “President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has selected Xavier Becerra, the Democratic attorney general of California, as his nominee for secretary of health and human services, tapping a former congressman who would be the first Latino to run the department as it battles the surging coronavirus pandemic.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • National Council of Nonprofits: “This recovery isn’t going to be done on Dec. 31 of this year and demand for #nonprofit services continues to increase,” – Reasons why #Relief4Charities is needed ASAP. via @politico
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: How has 2020 impacted #nonprofits financially? Four key finding from the #FinancialCommons survey confirms it’s been unlike anything before: #fundraising #PPP #finance
  • Strive Together: What holds a community together? “If the built structures and physical resources of a place are the skeleton, civic infrastructure is the connective tissue that allows things to work together in harmony,” StriveTogether’s Josh Davis writes for @IndSector
  • BoardSource: The future of philanthropy is thinking big. As @HarvardBiz says, “Donors don’t want to fund homeless shelters; they want to end homelessness.” Learn more about the future of Audacious Philanthropy: by @harvardbiz
  • For Purpose Law: 501(c)(3) Post-Election Advocacy #nonprofits #philanthropy
  • Building Movement Project: Leaders of color “were more likely than white executive directors to report that they were challenged by not having relationships with funders,” reports BMP Co-Director @seandtb Learn about the challenges POC leaders face & how philanthropy can step up: What Nonprofits Led by People of Color Need to Survive
  • Ibram X. Kendi: Black Americans donate a larger share of their wealth than any racial group. We are often givers. Racist ideas often frame us as takers. Washington Post
  • Gene: Exempt Org Form Will Address PPP Loan Forgiveness @ScoopOnTaxes “forgiven loans should be reported as grants”
  • Aysha Bagchi: Two late Friday stories from me in the tax & philanthropy worlds. First, we heard closing args in the Fairbairn v. Fidelity Charitable case over a giant donation to a fast-growing form of charitable giving that can offer tax benefits (donor-advised funds): Fidelity Donor Trial Wraps With Focus on Promises, Negligence [Ed. Behind a subscription paywall.]
  • Fast Company: UN Secretary-General: Every country and every company needs to make a plan for net-zero emissions

Black Lives Matter:

Code Switch (Apple Podcasts’ first-ever Show of the Year for 2020)

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor) [based on the Blinkist 13 min. summary of the best-selling book]

Civil rights icon, Ruby Bridges, pens new children’s book (Rosalind Bentley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

We Real Cool (Gwendolyn Brooks)

won’t you celebrate with me (Lucille Clifton)