Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/19/21

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:

  • “As a winter storm forced the state’s power grid to the brink of collapse, millions of residents were submerged this week into darkness, bitter cold and a sense of indignation over being stuck in uncomfortable and even dangerous conditions. The strain revealed the vulnerabilities of a distressed system and set off a political fight ….” NY Times
  • “After averting a conviction in his second impeachment trial, former President Donald Trump faces significant new legal threats as prosecutors in Georgia have joined those in New York to conduct criminal investigations into his actions.” CNN
  • “Sen. Ted Cruz was met with a wave of fury Thursday on his return to Houston from Cancun, Mexico, as critics questioned his decision to travel abroad while millions of Texas residents were without power and safe drinking water amid freezing temperatures that have left at least 21 people dead in the southern United States.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Grace Chiang Nicolette: I felt moved to write this piece to #philanthropy after the spike in anti-Asian violence this past week coinciding with the Lunar New Year, but also, it’s been a long time coming. It’s Time for Philanthropy to Address Its Erasure of AAPI Voices and Perspectives
  • John C. Yang: Thank you @RollingStone for raising this issue up. In this interview, I emphasize the need for community resources, inter-community/inter-racial dialogues, and better education. “The bottom line is, we’re all in this together.” What You Can Do About Anti-Asian Violence
  • BoardSource: “@peter_thies, president of Boston-based consultancy The River Group, offers a glimpse inside his playbook for developing effective nonprofit executives teams, highlighting the team dynamics that support collaboration.”- @BridgespanGroup Read more here
  • For Purposes Law Group: Nonprofits in Crisis: Alternatives to Closing (Part One) #NPCOVID19 #philanthropy #nonprofits
  • Benjamin Soskis: Besides the question of the legitimacy of philanthropic/plutocratic voice, this is abt as trenchant a critique of technocratic mega-philanthropy, w/ its (willful?) blindness to politics & power, & its antipathy to activism, as i’ve read in a while. How Does Bill Gates Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis?
  • Lucy Bernholz: Philanthropy/Nonprofits focusing on “post covid” are fooling themselves. Whether or not virus continues, the work of repair will. We live in a “pandemic era,” the viruses will come and go; the epidemics of failure and oppression should be the focus, 6/x
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Trending Podcast: New Borealis Leader Outlines Bold Vision for Philanthropy
  • Independent Sector: Next week is Independent Sector’s Racial Equity in Policy Week of Action. Each day, we’ll highlight one important action you (yes, you!) can take to advance equity through advocacy. Here’s a preview: Challenge Your Nonprofit’s Commitment to Racial Equity
  • Anna Massoglia: Scoop by @KThomasDC & @ChadSDay: Joe Biden’s allies launching a new 501(c)(4) nonprofit called “Building Back Together,” with White House approval, plan to run ads promoting the president’s policy agenda & haven’t decided whether to disclose or hide donors WSJ
  • Sherrilyn Ifill: My latest in the @nytimes. Lawyers played a central role in the accelerated unraveling of American democracy over four years. It’s time for the legal profession to engage in its own process of truth and accountability. Lawyers Enabled Trump’s Worst Abuses

Black Lives Matter:

The State of Black America (M4BL)

Fredrick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (David W. Blight) [based on the Blinkist 16 min. summary of the book]

The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize (Martin Goillandeau and Alaa Elassar, CNN)

These BLM activists are fighting for the civil rights of the next generation (Chris Jamces, CNN)

How The Black Panther Party Inspired a New Generation of Activists (Andrew R. Chow, Time)