Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/18/20

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:

  • “President-elect Joe Biden chose Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) Thursday to serve as the first Native American Cabinet secretary and head the Interior Department, a historic pick that marks a turning point for the U.S. government’s relationship with the nation’s Indigenous peoples. … In addition to Haaland, Biden has turned to North Carolina environmental regulator Michael S. Regan to become the first Black man to head the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as Obama administration veteran Brenda Mallory to serve as the first Black chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.” Washington Post
  • “Attorney General William Barr on Monday said he would resign next week, ending a tenure in which the President Donald Trump loyalist carried the administration’s “law and order” message but ultimately dealt the most credible blow to Trump’s unfounded claims that the 2020 election was littered with fraud.” CNN
  • “The Trump administration acknowledged on Sunday that hackers acting on behalf of a foreign government — almost certainly a Russian intelligence agency, according to federal and private experts — broke into a range of key government networks, including in the Treasury and Commerce Departments, and had free access to their email systems.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Stanford PACS: “In the decades ahead, we will need to rebuild all of our public systems.” Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society Blueprint 2021, by our @DigCivSoc director @p2173 is out! Read it now [Ed. This is the annual must read report for nonprofits, including foundation.]
  • Independent Sector: Congress still has time to pass a COVID-19 relief package. You can help make that a reality. Take just 30 sec to send an automated letter to your legislators asking them to provide #Relief4Charities this week. (And share this link with your friends, too!) Act Now to Ensure Congress Includes Relief4Chairities in the next COVID Relief Package
  • MacKenzie Scott: Inspired by the work of these teams and so many others this year: 384 Ways to Help
  • Nicholas Kulish: “She’s disrupting the norms around billionaire philanthropy by moving quickly, not creating a private foundation for her great-grandchildren to give the money away.” – @Chuck99to1 MacKenzie Scott Announces $4.2 Billion More in Charitable Giving
  • Nick Tedesco: Compelling article from @KatieSMilway (via @SSIReview). She powerfully asserts: we are at a moment where philanthropy needs to rethink its compact with society, its role in solving public problems, and its pathways to funding large-scale change. The Myth of Perpetuity in Foundation Strategy
  • Simone Joyaux: The single bestest thing I’ve read on philanthropy in AGES!! A must read for all of us & our boards & staff. Please please please read it. Share it. Ensure that everyone on your board & staff & any & all colleagues read it. Can Philanthropy Make Itself Compatible With Democracy? [Ed. Behind The Chronicle of Philanthropy subscription paywall.]
  • Philantopic: What’s the right way to give in a pandemic? @nytimes #coronavirus #COVID19 #giving #nonprofits #philanthropy
  • Politico: In his final years as Liberty University president, Jerry Falwell Jr. pumped millions of the nonprofit religious institution’s funds into Republican causes and efforts to promote the Trump administration Politico
  • Gene: CA Attorney General’s Summary of Solicitation Campaign Report – includes (1) fundraisers that were refused registration, suspended, or issued cease and desist orders; and (2) worst performing fundraisers #fundraising
  • World Food Programme: On Thursday [December 10], the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was delivered to the World Food Programme. Read the full acceptance speech by @WFPChief Director David Beasley.

Black Lives Matter:

A Promised Land (Barack Obama) [based on the Blinkist 18 min. summary of the best-selling book]

A Most Beautiful Thing (film)

Back and Up in Arms (Lakeidra Chavis, Code Switch)

How Putting on a Mask Raised Naomi Osaka’s Voice (Elena Bergeron, NY Times)

Blackish (television series)