Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/15/20

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:

  • “Leaders of the Trump administration’s coronavirus response painted a grim picture on Tuesday of the months ahead, warning a Senate panel that the United States did not yet have control over the pandemic and lacked crucial capabilities to contain an inevitable surge in cases that could arise if the nation moved too quickly to reopen the economy.” NY Times
  • “A former top U.S. vaccine official and an executive of a medical mask maker in Texas each told Congress on Thursday they believe lives were lost because of missteps by the Trump administration in its early handling of the coronavirus pandemic.” Washington Post
  • “The stock market looks increasingly divorced from economic reality. … The United States is on the brink of the worst economic collapse since the Hoover administration. Corporate profits have crumpled. More than a million Americans have contracted the coronavirus, and hundreds are dying each day. There is no turnaround in sight. … Yet stocks keep climbing.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • National Council of Nonprofits: Statement from our @DavidLThompson6 on the #nonprofit provisions of the #HeroesAct: NCN
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: TRENDING — Proactive, Not Perfect, Scenario Planning: A Short Guide for Our Times
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Nine in 10 foundation leaders say their foundation seeks to influence public policy through their grant making and other activities, although their boards and legal counsel often are skeptical of such activities. #NPCOVID19 CoP
  • Center for Effective Philanthropy: NEW CEP research is out today! “Policy Influence: What Foundations are Doing and Why” shares insights into foundations’ engagement with public policy. Download the report here: CEP
  • Brian Galle: I just published If Not Now, When: Why Won’t Universities Spend Their Money?
  • Lucy Bernholz: Facebook helps launch American Edge, a dark-money advocacy group for big tech – The Washington Post. A not-at-all surprising development in the annals of digital civil society @digcivsoc
  • Nonprofit Austin: Anyone else feeling like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day yet?! Zany faceIf all your virtual meetings are starting to blur together, take a look at “Untangling Virtual Meetings” from @BoardSource — fantastic & free resource to all! BoardSource
  • The Giving Review: [email protected] co-editor @mhartmannmke notes @Edelman Trust Barometer update’s movement of government to most-trusted institution around the world and, in U.S., slight decline of trust by Republicans in NGOs since January … Giving Review
  • Bridgespan Group: As we cope with the fallout from #coronavirus, this moment calls for bold action. @annmei shares concrete steps for nonprofits looking to kickstart the reorientation to #innovation: Beyond Survival: Five Keys to Unlock Social Innovation Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
  • CalNonprofits: HUGE thanks to @gtak and @emilychan for writing the updated version of our How to Start a Nonprofit Step by Step Guide!

Media Selection:

‘Ask China’: Trump abruptly ends news conference after reporter question on coronavirus testing (USA Today)