Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/23/21

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 director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention struck a new tone of urgency on Thursday about the coronavirus pandemic, warning that the United States is “not out of the woods yet” and is once again at “another pivotal point in this pandemic” as the highly infectious Delta variant rips through communities with low rates of vaccination.” NY Times
  • “New federal data draws one of the starkest illustrations to date of how the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected Hispanic and Black Americans, showing that they suffered a far steeper drop in life expectancy in 2020 than white Americans. … Overall, life expectancy in the United States fell by a year and a half … From 2019 to 2020, Hispanic people experienced the greatest drop in life expectancy — three years — and Black Americans saw a decrease of 2.9 years.” NY Times
  • “Military-grade spyware licensed by an Israeli firm to governments for tracking terrorists and criminals was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, human rights activists, business executives and two women close to murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an investigation by The Washington Post and 16 media partners.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Phil Buchanan: What happened to nonprofits over the past year+? A lot –including unprecedented demand, vanishing earned revenue, & a life vest(s) in the form of PPP (thanks to @NatlCouncilNPs & @IndSector) & stepped up foundation giving. Read @CEPData’s recent report. Perservering Through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits
  • Independent Sector: The public’s trust in institutions is declining, but do they feel the same way about nonprofitsRed? Read our new 2021 Trust In Civil Society report to explore how Americans truly feel about civil society’s trustworthiness:
  • Nonprofit Times: Younger socially-conscious people remain leery of being employed by #nonprofits: 1/3 cited low pay as a barrier to employment & 16% feel the hours required + too few vacation opportunities were a disincentive – #philanthropy #nonprofit #charity #HR
  • Nonprofit Times: 1.36 million #taxexempt organizations filed tax returns in latest #IRS #Data Book. Top 5 states: 1. California – 130,839 (9.6%) 2. Texas – 89,460 (6.6%) 3. New York – 85,559 (6.3%) 4. Ohio – 76,810 (5.644%) 5. Florida – 76,750 (5.640%) #nonprofit
  • Lucy Bernholz: Black Women in Philanthropy: The Art of Everyday Giving as Activism –… – thanks @npquarterly for this. @marthasjones_’s #Vanguard is BRILLIANT compilation of similar stories. I hope this will also How We Give Now: A Philanthropic Guide for the Rest of Us
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Did you know that only 1% of philanthropic dollars is directed to Latinx nonprofits? @AM_Argilagos, CEO of @BeHIPGive, illustrates the importance of listening to and uplifting #Latinx voices: Economic Justice: Lifting Up New Latinx Voices and Leaders
  • Bridgespan Group: Audacious #Philanthropy: Lessons from 15 initiatives that changed the world 15 Success Stories of Audacious Philanthropy for Large-Scale Social Impact
  • BDO Nonprofit: Nonprofits should be regularly reviewing their investment and spending policies to ensure long-term stability. Read our latest blog post for tips on conducting a proper pulse check on your organization’s current strategy: #Nonprofits
  • Tony Martignetti: #NonprofitRadio has just released its 550th podcast! Listen for insights from show contributors Claire Meyeroff, @GTak, & @amyrsward of @NTENorg & music from Scott Stein:
  • Fast Co. Impact: These are the 5 biggest trends in sustainability, according to Al Gore’s investment firm

Racial Equity / BLM:

State-Sponsored Abuse in Canada (The Daily, NYT)

One by One, My Friends Were Sent to the Camps (Tahir Hamut Izgil, The Atlantic)

What Does It Mean To Be Latino? The ‘Light-Skinned Privilege’ Edition (Code Switch)

Op-Ed: Reparations: Yes or no? My family’s dilemma (Judy Belk, LA Times)

His Name Was Emmett Till (Wright Thompson, The Atlantic)