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 United States, after battling the coronavirus for eight months, recorded over 99,000 new cases on Friday, a global record. Two dozen states reported their worst weeks for new cases; none showed any improvement.” NY Times
- “The presidential campaign was roiled this weekend by a fresh outbreak of the novel coronavirus at the White House that infected at least five aides or advisers to Vice President Pence, a spread that President Trump’s top staffer acknowledged Sunday he had tried to avoid disclosing to the public. … Further complicating Trump’s campaign-trail pitch was an extraordinary admission Sunday from White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows that the administration had effectively given up on trying to slow the virus’s spread.” Washington Post
- “Since his first month in office, Trump has used his power to direct millions from U.S. taxpayers — and from his political supporters — into his own businesses. … In all, he has received at least $8.1 million from these two sources since he took office, those documents and publicly available records show.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Nonprofit Vote: Does you state have Same Day Voter Registration? Do voters need ID? Can they track their ballots? Our “Voting in Your State map tool will keep you and your community #VoteReady for #election2020! http://bit.ly/state_voting_guide
- NCRP: This Is No Fleeting Crisis—It’s the New Normal. Are Foundations Ready to Get Serious? via @InsidePhilanthr #philanthropy
- Lisa Ranghelli: Thanks Blue Avocado for giving me and @anothereleni opportunity to urge nonprofits to be bolder in speaking truth to power in #philanthropy @NCRP How to Give Feedback to Your Funders—Especially When It’s Hard
- Peggy McGlone: Updated story with new details about board turmoil as Baltimore museum plans to sell Warhol painting Donors rescind $50 million in gifts over Baltimore museum’s planned sale of Warhol painting Washington Post [Ed. This backlash is from an announcement by the museum’s board that stated the museum would sell three paintings from its collection to generate $65 million for diversity and equity programs. Many nonprofits are dealing with essentially the same conflict between advancing core values and maintaining customs in advancing their mission.]
- BoardSource: While effective board members meet their basic responsibilities, exceptional board members do more. In addition to highlighting important behaviors to avoid, the “What Makes a Good Board Member?” resource details what to look for.
- For Purpose Law Group: Newest CA Employee Leave Laws #nonprofits #philanthropy #NPCOVID19
- Linda Rosenthal: Community Reinvestment Act: New Life?
- Building Movement Project: Our new report #OnTheFrontines presents 5 key findings: 1 | This crisis will get worse 2 | We must end anti-Black racism 3 | Nonprofits are filling govt gaps 4 | WOC are bearing the brunt 5 | It’s time for systemic change! Read our recommendations here: http://bit.ly/COVIDPOC
- Nonprofit Quarterly: Concrete steps that your #nonprofit can and should take to embrace #disabilityrights and ensure accessibility for everyone: NPQ
- AFJ Bolder Advocacy: Lots of our TA calls are asking about what happens in the case of a contested election–and we have a new resource just about that fact. More here
Black Lives Matter:
Is Trump Really That Racist? (Code Switch)
Let’s Talk About Kamala Harris (Code Switch)
End Minority Rule (Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, Opinion, NY Times)