Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/17/20

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:

  • “He Could Have Seen What Was Coming: Behind Trump’s Failure on the Virus … An examination reveals the president was warned about the potential for a pandemic but that internal divisions, lack of planning and his faith in his own instincts led to a halting response.” NY Times
  • “‘Nowhere to Hide’ as Unemployment Permeates the Economy … Jobless claims exceed 20 million in four weeks, inflicting a toll on the labor force not seen since the Great Depression.” NY Times
  • “The Treasury Department has ordered President Trump’s name printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans, a process that could slow their delivery by a few days, senior IRS officials said.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Funds in the first round of the payroll protection program may already have been spent as of yesterday. Where is your nonprofit in all of this? #PPPloan #CARESAct #COVID19
  • Rick Moyers: Via @BoardSource, “Engaging Your Board as You Navigate COVID-19.” Practical advice about using your board during this crisis. Now is not the time to go it alone.
  • Jenny Chandler: Fabulous guidance from Guru Garry. Thanks for helping us show up for each other, our Boards, and our missions, ⁦@joangarry 5 Steps the Best Boards Are Taking Right Now
  • Rick Moyers: “Equity–Not Equality–in a Post-Coronavirus America,” via @DgtsOfTheDream. “We must realize that we aren’t all starting in the same place. One size does not—and never has—fit all.” Food for thought as stimulus checks roll out.
  • Caroline Preston: Powerful piece by @rgunns on why action around climate change and environmental justice must be part of the coronavirus recovery Opinion: Think This Pandemic Is Bad? We Have Another Crisis Coming
  • Barack Obama: We can’t deny that racial and socioeconomic factors are playing a role in who is being hit the hardest by the virus. It’s a reminder for our policymakers to keep our most vulnerable communities at the forefront when making decisions. What the Racial Data Show
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: “To the extent nonprofit priorities are getting attention in the crisis, it is in large part due to the work of a small constellation of organizations that support the health and vitality of charities and foundations.” #NPCOVID19 Why All Foundations Should Support the Guardians of the Nonprofit World Now
  • Marc Gunther: In a welcome departure from the norm, foundations are supporting nonprofits that give money, with no strings attached, to those in need. My latest for Medium #philanthropy
  • CalNonprofits: #Nonprofits need assurances from government that: All California government agencies will continue to pay on contracts and grants with nonprofits if they are underperforming due to temporary closures and suspension or reduction of services associated with COVID-19. 1/5 [Ed. See California’s Nonprofits Step Up During Crisis, But Irreparable Harm to Sector Underway.]
  • Ezra Klein: Over the past few days, I’ve been reading the major plans for what comes after social distancing. I thought that reading them would be a comfort. Boy, was I wrong. Vox (I’ve read the plans to reopen the economy. They’re scary. There is no plan to return to normal.)

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