Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/31/20

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 coronavirus pandemic’s toll on the nation’s economy became emphatically clearer Thursday as the government detailed the most devastating three-month collapse on record, which wiped away nearly five years of growth. … The drop — the equivalent of a 32.9 percent annual rate of decline — would have been even more severe without trillions of dollars in government aid to households and businesses.” Washington Post
  • “The Economy Is in Record Decline, but Not for the Tech Giants | Even though the tech industry’s four biggest companies were stung by a slowdown in spending, they reported a combined $28 billion in profits on Thursday.” NY Times
  • “For Trump, this has been a week of retreat. Rather than bending others to his will, the president has been the one backing down from long-held positions in the face of resistance from fellow Republicans or popular opposition, scrambling to resurrect his reelection campaign while the coronavirus continues to ravage the nation.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • BoardSource: Well deserved recognition for BoardSource CEO @AnneWallestad and all of the leaders named in the @NonProfitTimes 2020 Power and Influence Top 50 [Ed. My personal congratulations to Anne, a leader who I have every confidence will help move the sector forward.]
  • Tony Martignetti: #NonprofitRadio is airing its 500th show this Friday, July 31 at 1pm ET! Tune in for #nonprofit advice from @ClaireSez @GTak @mariasemple @amyrsward and music from @ScottSteinMusic. And find out if you’re the winner of special prize from @CuraCoffee:
  • Stacy Palmer: MacKenzie Scott Showers $1.7 Billion on Nonprofits, Mostly Groups Fighting for Equity via @Philanthropy
  • Brian Mittendorf: .@mackenziebezos’ philanthropy is a sharp contrast to “high-visibility giving by men that often pays lots of attention to perceptions and not enough to effectiveness” MacKenzie (Bezos) Scott Starts Giving With $1.7 Billion [Ed. Mittendorf is attributed with the following quote in the article: “I also can’t escape the contrast with all the high-visibility giving by men that often pays lots of attention to perceptions and not enough to effectiveness; in contrast, she seems to have done extensive work to ensure giving to the right places while leaving publicity as an afterthought.”]
  • National Council of Nonprofits: Stakes for Nonprofits Are High as States and Localities Confront Fiscal Cliff via @npquarterly #Relief4Charities
  • Nonprofit Times: .@johnsoncenter estimated that about 452k #nonprofits were eligible for #PPP relief and about 40% nationwide received loans but there were large variations by state – #charity #nonprofit #philanthropy #COVID_19
  • Nicholas Kulish: “People who used to donate to nonprofits are now standing in line to receive services.” My look at the tremendous need among groups on the frontlines of the crisis: Providing a Pandemic Safety Net, Nonprofits Need Their Own [Ed. The article includes a quote from Tim Delaney, President of the National Council of Nonprofits, that became the NYT Quotation of the Day: “People who used to donate to nonprofits are now standing in line to receive services, which tells you while demand is soaring the resources are plummeting.”]
  • La Piana Consulting: @DavidLaPiana has described three basic strategic choices #nonprofits can make in this moment: hold on, merge, or close. In this blog, Lester Olmstead-Rose explores active partnership as a fourth strategic option. Active Partnership: A Sound Strategic Choice
  • Noah Bookbinder: NEW: An Ohio dark money group kept failing to file its tax returns, despite repeated @CREWcrew requests for them. It turns out they had a lot to hide. CREW
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: The US government continues to show that it does not care about poor people. How the current state of the country brings to light the failures to care for all people, and whether a new society can be reimagined amidst it all: Why US Elites Hate Working People

Black Lives Matter:


NYT Opinion: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation (John Lewis)

TRANSCRIPT: ‘What A Gift John Lewis Was’: Obama Eulogizes His Friend And Hero (President Obama)

It’s Time for U.S. Business Leaders to Talk About Reparations (Michael Gee, HBR)

Why Now, White People (Code Switch, NPR)


Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture