Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/26/21

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:

  • “A nation numbed by misery and loss is confronting a number that still has the power to shock: 500,000. Roughly one year since the first known death by the coronavirus in the United States, an unfathomable toll is nearing — the loss of half a million people.” NY Times
  • “At least 45.2 million people have received one or both doses of the vaccine in the U.S. This includes more than 20.6 million people who have been fully vaccinated. 88.7 million doses have been distributed.” Washington Post
  • “After safely landing on the surface of Mars Thursday, NASA’s Perseverance rover has sent back a never-before-seen view: what it looks like to land on Mars.” CNN

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Nonprofit Quarterly: With the death total pass 500,000, what will “back to normal” look like? What will the new normal be? NPQ
  • Independent Sector: The House Committee on the Budget has clarified the contents of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. What does it mean for your organization? Check out our just-released summary to see what’s in the legislation
  • Gene: Obstacles Exist in Detecting Noncompliance of Tax-Exempt Organizations – Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (2/17/21) ht Paul Streckfus
  • Nonprofit Law News: Vaccines, lockdowns and governance: Five questions boards should be asking as we emerge from COVID-19 JD Supra | by @Dentons [Ed. While Australia-specific, solid tips here for U.S. charitable nonprofits.]
  • Gene: California Proposes Law to Regulate Online Fundraising Platforms – @kareniwu
  • Eboo Patel: Really proud to write this with my friend @robertpjones in @Philanthropy. Vaccine education/equitable distribution is everything right now and diverse religious networks can help – but philanthropy has to step up and help them. To Tackle Vaccine Hesitancy, Philanthropy Must Get Over Its Religion Hesitancy [Ed. This opinion piece is behind The Chronicle of Philanthropy subscription paywall.]
  • Jeanne Bell: Arts leaders: “This requires arts institutions to take responsibility for the state of their local economies and the livelihoods of local residents beyond artists and cultural workers.” Reckoning with a Reckoning via @npquarterly
  • For Purpose Law Group: Nonprofits In Crisis: Alternatives to Closing (Part Two) #NPCOVID19 #philanthropy #nonprofits
  • Center for Economic Inclusion: Marcus Walton, @GEOfunders: “Navigation never leads to transformation. Never. Our missions are connected to change. We all believe there is something more. Our work is about the cultivation, establishing a shared vision for thriving, and equity-driven practices and principles.”
  • Tony Martignetti: Five Global Trends To Watch In 2021 – @ForbesNonprofit

Black Lives Matter:

Your Vaccine Questions, Answered (It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Michelle Alexander) [based on the Blinkist 16 min. summary of the book]

The 24th

‘Sum Of Us’ Examines The Hidden Cost Of Racism — For Everyone (Heather McGhee, NPR)

‘One Night in Miami’ Grapples With the Risk and Responsibility of Black Entertainers Speaking Out (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hollywood Reporter)