Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/22/20

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:

  • “If the United States had begun imposing social-distancing measures one week earlier in March, about 36,000 fewer people would have died in the pandemic, according to new estimates from Columbia University disease modelers.” NY Times
  • “President Trump accelerated his retaliatory purge of public servants by firing the State Department’s inspector general, who had played a minor role in the president’s impeachment proceedings and was said to have begun investigating alleged misconduct by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.” Washington Post
  • “President Trump announced Monday that he is taking the drug hydroxychloroquine as protection against the novel coronavirus, despite the lack of evidence that it prevents individuals from contracting the illness and warnings from physicians that it can have deadly side effects.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • National Council of Nonprofits: .@SenateGOP and @SenateDems Donations have dried up due to #COVID19. Help #nonprofits help communities recover – allow 2020 gifts on 2019 taxes; expand and extend above-the-line deduction. #Relief4Charities 30 Senators endorse these bipartisan solutions
  • Independent Sector: .@DanCardinali urges Congress to ensure that America’s 1.5 million nonprofits receive adequate assistance so they can continue to provide the critical, life-sustaining support Americans need. #CARESAct #HEROESAct More via Forbes
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: One thing the pandemic made incredibly clear is that although we have enough resources for everyone in this country, money and wealth are not shared, taxed, or spent in equitable ways. #COVID19 #Essential #humanrights
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Unemployment claims continue to rise across the country. We need a new federal strategy to support the mass of newly #unemployed workers! #unemployment
  • BoardSource: Treat this page like your board’s COVID-19 command center. It has FAQs broken down by topic, blogs, success stories from other nonprofits, links to helpful resources, and more.
  • Gene: NEW: State Charity Registration Provisions from the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO)
  • BoardSource: NEW BLOG! Our president & CEO, Anne Wallestad, shares why “practice” is so important for boards and how moments like this pandemic are where all of that hard work really pays off. This is Not a Drill
  • Borealis Philanthropy: unders whose mission is to close gaps in racial and economic disparities have an opportunity to make real progress towards that goal, so that these disparities do not increase in a post-COVID world. How we can become better grantmakers during #COVID19: Borealis
  • Lucy Bernholz: Young People Prefer Shopping to Traditional Giving. That’s a Challenge for Nonprofits. It’s also only one “other” way people try to make the world a better place – see How We Give Now
  • Erin Bradrick: Looking forward to presenting this CLE next month on mobilizing charitable funds in response to a disaster – Bar Association of San Francisco

Media Selection:

President Obama’s Message to the Class of 2020 (YouTube)