Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/17/21

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:

  • “Twice in the final months of the Trump administration, the country’s top military officer was so fearful that the president’s actions might spark a war with China that he moved urgently to avert armed conflict.” Washington Post
  • “A Republican-led bid to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom of California ended in defeat late Tuesday, as Democrats in the nation’s most populous state closed ranks against a small grass-roots movement that accelerated with the spread of Covid-19.” NY Times
  • “At a certain point, it was no longer a matter of if the United States would reach the gruesome milestone of 1 in 500 people dying of covid-19, but a matter of when. A year? Maybe 15 months? The answer: 19 months.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Building Movement Project: September 11th is not a historical moment frozen in time. The consequences of policy decisions made after 9/11 pervade our lives to this day. What are some ways your org can learn about and discuss the ongoing impact of post-9/11 policy? Read more here
  • Council on Foundations: The Council released a new report and online resource hub focused on “Values-Aligned Philanthropy: Foundations Resisting Hate and Extremism.” Visit our website to learn more and register for a 10/5/21 webinar on this important topic.
  • Gene: The Time Is Right for Organizational Learning: A look at how nonprofits and nonprofit workers in the United States changed during the COVID-19 pandemic—and how to navigate the new changes ahead.
  • Linda Rosenthal: Exploring the Nonprofit Merger Option
  • Kathleen Enright: As @cof_ members and other foundations prepare budgets and spending levels for 2022 and beyond, I am reminded of the thoughtful approach of the General Services Foundation led by @DimpleAtweets A ‘Balancing Test’ for Foundation Spending
  • Glenn Gamboa: Our look at @CandidDotOrg’s new definition of racial equity and how it could change #philanthropy sector Re-defining ‘racial equity’ may increase donations for it
  • Libra Foundation: We’re talking about the greats @aliciagarza (@Mvmnt4BlkLives, @blackfutureslab) @MsLaToshaBrown (@BlackVotersMtr) & @sangodara (@NBFJA) Featured in @CHayling’s latest @SSIReview Transformative Philanthropy for Racial Justice
  • Deloitte US: Learn more about @MntrInstitute’s new report on the future of #philanthropy at this free @SSIReview webinar. What’s Next for Philanthropy – A Look Ahead at Emerging Trends
  • Sherrilyn Ifill: #TIME100 It was already overwhelming to have been chosen for this honor, but to learn today that my friend Bryan Stevenson, (founder of ⁦@eji_org⁩ & ⁦@MemPeaceJustice⁩) wrote this tribute? This means so much to me. Thank you Bryan & #TIME100 Time
  • NY Times: Oscar de la Renta’s designers spoke with The New York Times about dressing Billie Eilish in a “risky” ball gown for the #MetGala — and her condition that the brand stop using fur.

Racial Equity / BLM:

Black Lives Matter: How far has the movement come? (The Conversation)

Why Afghan Refugees Aren’t Actually Welcome in California (Darrell Owens and Muhammad T. Alameldin, The Atlantic)

The Making And Remaking Of Afghanistan (Code Switch)

Democrats Just Introduced a New Voting Rights Bill. It’s Going Nowhere if They Don’t Reform the Filibuster. (Ari Berman, Mother Jones)

The “Long Awaiting”—Lifting Up Native Voices for Economic Justice (Raymond Foxworth, Nonprofit Quarterly)

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