Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/24/20

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:

  • “John Lewis, a civil rights leader who preached nonviolence while enduring beatings and jailings during seminal front-line confrontations of the 1960s and later spent more than three decades in Congress defending the crucial gains he had helped achieve for people of color, has died. He was 80.” Washington Post
  • “President Donald Trump on Monday said he would send law enforcement to more U.S. cities, as a federal crackdown on anti-racism protests in Oregon with unmarked cars and unidentified forces angered people across the country.” Reuters
  • “If you click on only one thing today, let it be Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Thursday morning speech, delivered from the House floor and directed to a fellow member of Congress, but really to us all. … “You can be a powerful man and accost women,” said the New York Democrat. “You can have daughters and accost women, without remorse. You can be married and accost women. You can take photos, and project an image to the world of being a family man, and accost women, without remorse, and with a sense of impunity. It happens every day in this country.”” Washington Post [Ed. The 10 minute video of Rep. Ocasio -Cortez’s full address to the House is remarkable. You can see it on CSPAN.]

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • BoardSource: Great resource from @Deloitte to help organizations better plan and prepare through the chaos and uncertainties of COVID-19. COVID-19 scenario planning for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations
  • The Alliance: Americans need to continue donating their time, money, and resources to the #nonprofit sector so we can continue our work with communities during and after this pandemic. Thank you @SenatorLankford and @SenAngusKing for your work here. #Relief4Charities Supporting nonprofits is investing in our nation
  • San Francisco Foundation: “The truth is we cannot talk, grant, or invest our way out of oppressive systems. Our country needs and demands more revolutionary changes.” – @TSFF’s @fredgblackwell and @jbpoli on #philanthropy in the time of revolution. via @policylink
  • Ellen Aprill: Universities, Tax Exemption and Trump’s Tweets, an op-ed by @smbrnsn and me. The Hill [Ed. Sam Brunson added: “Last week, while I was off the internet, Trump tweeted something about looking at universities’ tax exemptions. I came back to an exploded internet. The thing is, he was totally wrong. And @EllenAprill and I wrote about it.”]
  • Rhodri Davies: Really liked this article from @m_sherrington & @LucyCaldicott Brings us back to qn of whether charity is fundamentally distinct from justice (and potentially in opposition to it). If public appetite is increasingly for latter, what does this mean? ThirdSector
  • Gene: Ohio House Speaker Arrested In Connection With $60 Million Bribery Scheme – 501(c)(4) Generation Now also charged #darkmoney
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Examining how collaborations between organizations are effectively governed: #nonprofit #collaboration #board #governance
  • Kathleen Kelly Janus: Important new webinar series on how nonprofits can navigate times of uncertainty with legal knowledge. Learn from @CalNonprofits and @PublicCounsel what to do when it’s hard to pay rent, how you can help register voters for upcoming elections, and more!
  • Fast Co. Impact: The coronavirus butterfly effect: Six predictions for a new world order
  • Gene: Incredible opportunity: Editor-in-Chief, The Nonprofit Quarterly Media Bistro

Black Lives Matter:


John Lewis: Good Trouble (podcast, All Of It with Alison Stewart)

NYT Opinion: John Lewis Risked His Life for Justice (The Editorial Board)

Remembering Civil Rights Leader Reverend C.T. Vivian (podcast, Closer Look with Rose Scott)

The False Promise of Anti-racism Books (Saida Grundy)


Selma (film)