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:
- “House Republicans on Thursday blocked an effort by House Democrats to approve $2,000 stimulus payments for millions of Americans. Democrats were seeking to advance the measure after President Trump demanded it Tuesday night, breaking with many of his fellow Republicans.” Washington Post
- “After seemingly endless negotiations, Britain and the European Union on Thursday announced they had struck a post-Brexit trade and security deal, which will reshape relations between the two allies and antagonists for years to come, and may begin to mute the bickering that has consumed the sides in rancorous, often nationalistic debate.” Washington Post
- “In an audacious pre-Christmas round of pardons, President Trump granted clemency on Tuesday to two people who pleaded guilty in the special counsel’s Russia inquiry, four Blackwater guards convicted in connection with the killing of Iraqi civilians [including two young children] and three corrupt former Republican members of Congress.” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Gene: Wishing everyone a happy holiday season filled with generosity of spirit and committed faith that together we’ll create healthier communities and environments for all.
- Stanford Social Innovation Review: “While we should celebrate this historic voter turnout & the role #nonprofits played in a more participatory election process, we cannot let it lull us into complacency.” @DanCardinali (@IndSector) on how to encourage civic engagement in 2021 and beyond. Strengthening the Daily Practice of Democracy
- Don Chen: Must read—@VillanuevaEdgar’s [Washington Post] op-ed praising #MacKenzieScott’s socially just & generous #philanthropy while raising the bigger critical question: Why should our economic & policy context enable a few to amass huge fortunes amid extreme racial #inequality?
- Edgar Villanueva: “Generosity’s most powerful manifestation is as solidarity.” @GivingTuesday CEO @RadioFreeAsha and I share a word in @worthmag about using generosity to strengthen the bonds of human connection – and bring forth meaningful change. https://bit.ly/34C4Pb4 #decolonizingwealth
- Linda Rosenthal: Important Charitable Giving Initiative
- Fast Co. Impact: Inside the Gates Foundation’s epic fight against COVID-19
- Tony Martignetti: Breaking Down Organizational Silos: 11 Tactics For Nonprofits – @ForbesNonprofit
- Stanford Social Innovation Review: Look back at 2020 with SSIR’s most popular articles on overcoming racial bias in philanthropic funding, the growing B Corps movement, the effects of #COVID19 on #nonprofits, creating momentum for social movements, connecting individual & societal change. The 10 Most Popular SSIR Articles of 2020
- CEP: Here are the 10 most-read CEP blog posts of 2020
- Independent Sector: Remember the passion, energy, and determination we felt when people across the nation poured into the streets to demand an end to systemic racism? It’s our responsibility to carry that forward into the new year and beyond. Explore some ways we can do that: https://youtu.be/n8LCeE-F-Bk
Black Lives Matter:
Justice and accountability after Trump (Anand Giridharadas, The Ink)
I’m a Black woman writing about money and race. Here’s what I see. (Michelle Singletary, Washington Post)
2020: The year America confronted racism (Nicole Chavez, CNN)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (film)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and the Liberating Power of Music (Hannah Girgis, Atlantic)