Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/6/20

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:

  • “Suddenly on a collision course, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are sharpening their attacks and looking to build out their bases of support as a new phase of what could be a lengthy and bitter battle for the Democratic presidential nomination commences.” CNN
  • “What began with a handful of mysterious illnesses in a vast central China city has traveled the world, jumping from animals to humans and from obscurity to international headlines. First detected on the last day of 2019, the novel coronavirus has infected tens of thousands of people — within China’s borders and beyond them — and has killed more than 3,000. It has triggered unprecedented quarantines, stock market upheaval and dangerous conspiracy theories.” Washington Post
  • “The ink was barely dry on the peace deal signed between the United States and the Taliban when violence broke out again in Afghanistan.” Foreign Policy

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • David Biemesderfer: My latest @unitedphilforum blog post: as America’s charitable giving continues to decline, we need a new charitable giving law
  • Jeanne Bell: MUST READ & KEEP FOR REFERENCE: If 100 Million Non-Voting Americans Voted, Would It Matter? via @npquarterly
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: How Films and Philanthropy Can Bring About Social Change
  • Independent Sector: This piece from the Stanford Social Innovation Review discusses how investment in the public through the social sector can enable statewide change, using California as an example: How Philanthropy Can Create Public Systems Change
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: “The problem is, with some exceptions, philanthropy is currently calibrated for treating symptoms. In other words, for building homeless shelters, not for ending homelessness.” Philanthropy Needs a New Playbook to Fund Systems Change [Ed. Behind a subscription paywall, but you can access the cited report at the Ashoka website.]
  • Jeffrey Bradach: So grateful for the openness & leadership of @triciaraikes @jeffraikes & @raikesfdn on racial equity. I learn from all they write and do. #gratitude #leadership #justice Diversity will make women’s philanthropy more impactful via @seattletimes
  • Jed Emerson: This chart is the best explanation of middle-class finances you will ever see – The Washington Post
  • Harvard Business Review: A single person with a clarity of conscience and a willingness to speak up can make a difference. HBR
  • Harvard Business Review: #Covid_19 is already disrupting numerous aspects of everyday business. We’ve developed some tools that can help leaders navigate during this time of uncertainty. We’ve also lifted our paywall on all of them. Downwards arrow (Thread) [Ed. Several good articles about leading an organization through the coronavirus crisis, including 8 Questions Employers Should Ask About Coronavirus and Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis.]
  • Don Chen: Important msg from Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy @aapip re #COVID19 #coronavirus encouraging folks to use common sense, follow @CDCgov recommendations & resist racist & xenophobic attacks against any community, including #AAPI people

Media Selection:

Coronavirus: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (YouTube)