Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/13/20

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 Trump on Wednesday night blocked most visitors from continental Europe to the United States and vowed emergency aid to workers and small businesses as the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic, stock markets plunged further and millions of people cut themselves off from their regular lives.” NY Times
  • “The stock market on Thursday shrugged off dramatic intervention by two central banks and a televised prime-time address by President Trump, posting its largest one-day loss since 1987, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to pummel the global economy. … Wall Street’s stunning meltdown over the past month has erased almost all of the stock market gains since Trump’s November 2016 election.” Washington Post
  • “The coronavirus has resulted in countless changes to daily life, with schools being closed, travel being upended and sporting events being canceled or postponed. Taking a look at how the global pandemic has affected various aspects of life in the United States reveals the unique nature of this crisis. The N.C.A.A. men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are canceled. Broadway is going dark. … Disneyland is closing its doors for just the fourth time in the park’s 65-year history.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • National Council of Nonprofits: The #Nonprofit Community Confronts the #Coronavirus
  • Ted Bilich: What can your #nonprofit do right now in response to #Coronavirus?
  • Perlman & Perlman: Get Your Organization Prepared for Handling COVID-19 in the Workplace #COVID19
  • Vu Le: A few things for nonprofits and foundations to consider in light of the Coronavirus
  • Kathy Reich: Many funder friends are asking me how foundations can respond to COVID-19. A good start: Convert every project grant you’ve made in the last year to unrestricted support. Let your nonprofit partners allocate resources as they see fit.
  • Alan Cantor: The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to expose one of the myths of 21st-c. America: that the nonprofit sector adequately provides services in an emergency. No. Nonprofits are a web of underfunded, independent orgs. We need gov’t coordination, funding, + leadership. We don’t have that.
  • Inside Philanthropy: Foundations are supposed to be good at playing the long game—peering around corners and over the horizon. But few funders have keyed into biosecurity risks, spotlighting a weakness in the sector. IP publisher @DavidCallahanIP considers the implications:
  • Gene: This is bad (and it’s still too early to know just how bad), but it’s also a warning of an inevitable much deadlier outbreak coming down the pike. Will we [be] better prepared for that one? Hold your elected reps responsible and VOTE to protect yourselves and your loved ones. [Ed. See also Nonprofit Governance: Coronavirus and COVID-19.]
  • Charles Keidan: Race, power and reparations – it was all the agenda at our recent #NextPhilanthropy event with ⁦@foldenburg⁩ and friends. Here’s a fine write-up from⁦⁦ ⁦@Alliancemag⁩’s Amy McGoldrick
  • Wild Apricot: Hey @GTak, we’ve included you in our list of Nonprofit Twitter Experts! Thanks for all the great content you share — can’t wait to see more 🎉 48 Nonprofit Twitter Experts Who Tweet Great Advice [Ed. My reply: Truly honored and I’d love to see more people recommend other Nonprofit Twitter Experts who represent the diversity of our sector and are working on some of the most important issues. Let’s start a list! Here are a few @VillanuevaEdgar @klrs98 @6GemsAnd I mustn’t forget the incomparable @NonprofitAF]

Media Selection:

Rep. Katie Porter Just Got a Trump Administration Official to Promise Free Coronavirus Tests (Mother Jones)