Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/8/17

Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week.

Notable Events of the Week:

  • President Trump ordered an end to the DACA program, which protects 800,000 current beneficiaries from deportation. NYT
  • Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history hit the northeast Caribbean and barrels toward Florida. NYT
  • President Trump announced that he had cut a deal with the Democrats for a short-term raise of the debt ceiling “to provide a first tranche of aid to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as keep the government funded and solvent past the end of the month.” Newsweek

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Darren Walker: Today, we need courageous leaders more than ever. Here are my reflections on the crises we face: A call for moral courage in America (Ford Foundation)
  • Kamala Harris: There is nothing crueler than deporting kids who grew up in America back to a country they don’t even know. #DefendDACA
  • Philanthropy: New in opinion by @tomwatson: Nonprofits aren’t doing what it takes to protect civil society in the Trump era
  • BoardSource: Let’s Stop (Just) Talking about Nonprofit Board Diversity.  [Ed. On September 6, BoardSource released its biennial study, Leading with Intent, which found that nonprofits have made little progress when it comes to building more racially diverse boards.]
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: 2017 research shows only 64% of np executives feel expanding the board’s racial & ethnic #diversity is important NPQ
  • Fast Company: These four charts explain the issues nonprofits are having in hiring: Social Enterprises Are Starting To Suck Up All The Talent From Nonprofits 
  • Gene: Ctr for American Progress estimated the loss of #DACA workers would reduce US GDP by $433 billion over next 10 yrs CNBC
  • Mikhail Pillai: 501(c)(3)s, learn what you can do about the DACA repeal in my new blog post: #BeBold @AFJBeBold
  • Armanino: 42% of nonprofits are increasing public policy advocacy according to @CalNonprofits. “Keep calm and advocate on.”
  • UCLA International: Sept. 6, 2017: LA Times reports on “Chinese and Chinese American Philanthropy,” a study released at GCPI today: LA Times

Themed Media Selection:

Live footage as Hurricane Irma destroys Maho Beach Cam in St Maarten 9/6/2017 (YouTube)