Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/31/21

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Happy New Year’s Eve! A toast to making 2022 better and more just for everyone.

Notable Events of the Week:

  • “The U.S. record for daily coronavirus cases has been broken, as two highly contagious variants — Delta and Omicron — have converged to disrupt holiday travel and gatherings, deplete hospital staffs and plunge the United States into another long winter.” NY Times
  • “Federal health officials on Monday shortened the recommended time Americans infected with coronavirus should isolate from 10 days to five if they are asymptomatic — a decision they said was driven by a growing body of research about when people are most infectious.” Washington Post
  • “NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched at 7:20 a.m. EST Saturday on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, South America. A joint effort with ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency, the Webb observatory is NASA’s revolutionary flagship mission to seek the light from the first galaxies in the early universe and to explore our own solar system, as well as planets orbiting other stars, called exoplanets.” NASA

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Inside Philanthropy: As we say our goodbyes to another year of philanthropic highs and lows, it’s time for our latest round of philanthropy awards: the 2021 IPPYs!
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: A look back at the most popular articles published by SSIR in 2021, covering topics from institutional racism and board leadership to #impactinvesting and corporate sustainability. #TopTen2021 The 10 Most Popular SSIR Articles of 2021
  • Philantopic: On the blog: The top ten #philanthropy stories of 2021
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: In 2021, we began to explicitly prioritize knowledge creation by leaders of color. Learn More about our changes here:
  • Scientific American: These are the top climate stories of 2021 (they’re not all bad). SciAm
  • Gene: Year-End Charitable Contribution Tax Deduction Options – @law4nonprofits
  • Stacy Palmer: As we continue the @philanthropy series of essential stories you might not have had time to read during this busy year, here’s a piece by @EdenStiffman that takes you inside fundraising offices to help you better understand what inclusion takes Diversity Is Not Enough in Fundraising Offices [Ed. Behind The Chronicle of Philanthropy subscription paywall.]
  • Haleluya Hadero: If show cancellations run rampant in coming weeks, it could deal another blow to nonprofit arts organizations that, as of July, had lost nearly $18 billion in revenue during the pandemic. #philanthropy #OmicronVariant Arts groups innovate to battle COVID-caused revenue downturn
  • Adam Grant: Writing is more than a vehicle for communicating ideas. It’s a tool for crystallizing ideas. Writing exposes gaps in your knowledge and logic. It pushes you to articulate assumptions and consider counterarguments. One of the best paths to sharper thinking is frequent writing.
  • Dave Barry: Here’s my Year in Review. I’m sorry. Dave Barry’s Year in Review: Wait, wasn’t 2021 supposed to be better than 2020?

Racial Equity / BLM:

Desmond Tutu, Whose Voice Helped Slay Apartheid, Dies at 90 (Marilyn Berger, NY Times)

What We Watched in 2021 (Code Switch)

It Was bell hooks Who Taught Me How to ‘Talk Back’ (Kovie Biakolo, NY Times)

Portfolios of the Poor (Stuart Rutherford, Jonathan Morduch, Orlanda Ruthven, and Daryl Collins) [based on the Blinkist summary of the book]

Dasani Showed Us What It’s Like to Grow Up Homeless. She’s Still Struggling. (Matthew Desmond, NY Times Book Review of Invisible Child by Andrea Elliott)

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