Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/17/20

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:

  • “The president’s decision on Friday to commute Mr. Stone’s prison sentence for impeding a congressional inquiry and other crimes was extraordinary because federal prosecutors had suspected that Mr. Stone could shed light on whether Mr. Trump had lied to them under oath or illegally obstructed justice. Even Mr. Stone suggested a possible quid pro quo, telling a journalist hours before the announcement that he hoped for clemency because Mr. Trump knew he had resisted intense pressure from prosecutors to cooperate.” NY Times
  • “Anthony Fauci isn’t about to quit, despite the White House’s clumsy attempts to stain his public image. More so now than at any other point in their uneasy partnership, it seems that if President Donald Trump wants to be rid of Fauci, he’ll need to fire him. In recent days especially, the White House has stepped up efforts to discredit Fauci, a move he describes as “bizarre.”” The Atlantic
  • “The Trump administration on Tuesday dropped its much-criticized plan to require international college students to leave the United States unless they are enrolled in the fall term in at least one face-to-face class.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Independent Sector: COVID-19 has jeopardized the accessibility of safe and healthy elections for voters nationwide. Check out our infographic to get up-to-speed. Then take 60 seconds to urge Congress to appropriate emergency funding to support safe elections: #SaveTheVote
  • Jacob Harold: If you look at the median across our scenarios, about 22,000 nonprofits close because of the economic dislocation caused by COVID-19. The full analysis is here: Candid
  • National Council of Nonprofits: Nonprofits are the third-largest workforce in the country. Don’t let unemployment bills force more layoffs. Our communities need nonprofits now more than ever. Include #Relief4Charities in #COVID19 relief legislation.
  • Candid: At Candid, we envision a social sector that’s capable of tackling the critical challenges and opportunities of our time. See how. #Candid2030
  • CalNonprofits: Hey nonprofits – how are you doing? How can we help and how can we partner with you on policy advocacy? Please take 6 minutes to complete our poll:
  • Sam McQuillan: On Friday President Trump said he wants to examine the nonprofit status of schools and universities that teach “radical left indoctrination”. But can he actually do that? Probably not. From @colinwilhelm, @kreighbaum, @allyversprille and myself. Trump Review of Colleges’ Tax-Exempt Status Faces Legal Hurdles
  • Anne Wallestad: Many thanks to @BoardSource board chair, Dr. Cathy Trower, for her perspectives on how white board chairs can advance their own understanding of race and racism, and why that matters. A Message to My Fellow White Board Chairs
  • Benjamin Soskis: This piece is worth reading for, among other reasons, its surprise ending. (I won’t give it away, but it involves a DAF). DAFs Are a Monument of Wealth and Power That Must Come Down
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: “Don’t get me wrong—boards are still important in organizational governance. But, for many key community problems and issues, they’re not always appropriate as the unit of focus.” #governance #board
  • For Purpose Law: The Mission Statement: Review It Frequently

Black Lives Matter:


Black America: How Is Your Life Going? (Gallup)

How anti-racism is a treatment for the ‘cancer’ of racism (PBS)

NYT Opinion: The Problem With ‘Anti-Racist’ Movie Lists (Racquel Gates)

Armchair Expert (guest: John Legend)


Invest in Black Lives to Protect Black Lives: How the Public Sector Can Reduce Crime and Victimization (Urban Institute)