Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/27/20

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:

  • “In the United States, at least 81,321 people are known to have been infected with the coronavirus, including more than 1,000 deaths — more cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen, according to data gathered by The New York Times.” NY Times
  • “Congressional lawmakers put the finishing touches on a $2 trillion stimulus bill to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, with cash and assistance for regular Americans, Main Street businesses and hard-hit airlines and manufacturers, among others. The Senate passed the bill, 96-0, and the House is set to follow suit Friday.” CNN
  • “President Trump said Tuesday that he wants the country “opened up” by Easter — April 12 — and continued to play down the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic even as experts warned of a worsening crisis.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • National Council of Nonprofits: With final text of the #CARESAct now available, here is our analysis of what the $2 trillion relief package means for #nonprofits and statement from CEO Tim Delaney NCN
  • Nonprofit Times: “Force majeure,” a French term literally meaning “overpowering or irresistible force,” is a contract term that can work to relieve the parties from performing contractual obligations when certain unforeseen circumstances beyond their control arise – Legal Strategies For Nonprofit Meetings During COVID-19 [Ed. Co-author Jeffrey Tenenbaum shared with us a full version of this article available here.]
  • New York Times Opinion: “It’s not surprising that people are comparing the United States’ botched response to other countries’ handling of the outbreak and concluding…. that our economy is fragile, our society shallow and our democracy rotten to the core,” writes @SlaughterAM. Forget the Trump Administration. America Will Save America.
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Will the #coronavirus pandemic of 2020 come to be seen as a momentary interruption, or will it compel us to rethink how we organize our society and economy? Only time will tell, but we must act wisely! #COVID19 Don’t Just Flatten the Curve, Break the Pattern
  • Charitable Ventures: We’re sharing our CEO’s blog on #sustainability for nonprofits, which is so much more than just money…especially now in the time of #COVIDー19. Check out Anne’s blog here. #socialimpact #capacitybuilding Sustainability — It’s more than just the money. Medium
  • Nic Duquette: put some slides together for a mini-online-guest-lecture on the likely effects of the coronavirus on charitable giving. Summary: I think it’s going to be very bad 1/ Covid Giving Predictions
  • Rob Reich: Feel pretty certain that @BillGates, @gatesfoundation, @JackMa, @ChanZuckerberg, @open_phil and other big donors would agree with this piece on philanthropy and pandemics. If not, hope they’ll say otherwise. New op-ed with @mohitmookim in @WIRED The Dangers of Relying on Philanthropists During Pandemics
  • MassNonprofit News: Expert Advice: Fundraising in the Time of Coronavirus [Ed. H/T Rita Fuerst Adams. Good advice: Stay true to your mission. Reach out personally to the 125 people you depend on.]
  • Erin Bradrick: Check out this advocacy piece by our friend Josh Sattely: Dear Zoom: It’s Time to Step Up for Nonprofits
  • Barack Obama: Here’s a useful overview of the likely scenarios that the world will be facing in the coming months while managing this pandemic. So much depends on our ability to make good decisions going forward along with our ability to remain resilient. How the Pandemic Will End [Ed. President Obama also tweeted: Here’s a useful summary of the current best thinking among public health experts on how we need to approach the fight against COVID-19 in the coming weeks. The Virus Can Be Stopped, but Only With Harsh Steps, Experts Say]

Media Selection:

Opinion: Stephen Curry’s coronavirus interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci is most significant move of his career (USA Today)