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 U.S. stock market ended 2020 at all-time highs, enriching the wealthy and capping off a soaring comeback despite a deadly pandemic that has killed more than 340,000 Americans and left millions jobless and hungry.” Washington Post
  • “President Trump unexpectedly capitulated Sunday night and signed the stimulus bill into law, releasing $900 billion in emergency relief funds into the economy and averting a Tuesday government shutdown.” Washington Post
  • “A girlfriend of the man who the authorities say set off a bomb in downtown Nashville on Christmas had called police officers to his home last year, claiming that he had been making bombs in the R.V. parked there, according to a police incident report.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Nonprofit Quarterly: 12 Trends of 2020: A Year of Pain, Pivots, and Possibility
  • Stacy Palmer: All of us on the philanthropy beat owe Ruth a debt of thanks for the spotlight she has put on the field — especially in this challenging year. Wishing @NPQRUTH all the best. Ruth was here, but now she’s gone … via @npquarterly [Ed. As a board member of The Nonprofit Quarterly, I’m so very appreciative of founder/Editor-in-Chief Ruth McCambridge’s immense contribution to the nonprofit sector and to the organization. We’ll have more to say about Ruth (& her successor as EIC) early in 2021. Thank you, Ruth!]
  • Cheshire Law Group: Another stimulus deal on the table and it’s a mixed bag. Charitable deduction extensions continue, more for #saveourstages, and continued financial relief for orgs is all good news – but @NatlCouncilNPs has a point, this may just be a band-aid… Nonprofits Get Limited Relief In Stimulus Deal
  • BDO Nonprofit: Traditionally fueled by the passion and dedication of their staff, #nonprofits are now contending with difficult decisions around staffing and compensation. Our new infographic explores the human side of #COVID19’s industry-wide impact:
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: There are plenty of reasons to bid a fond farewell to 2020, but this selection of SSIR articles isn’t one of them. Authors wrote about #COVID19, #equity in philanthropic funding, well-being, and the B Corps movement. Don’t miss what they had to say. The 10 Most Popular SSIR Articles of 2020
  • Mother Jones: Giving away billions of dollars is hard work—just ask MacKenzie Scott
  • East Bay Community Foundation: Sending another thank you to Inside Philanthropy for naming us “Boldest Community Foundation” award last year as we worked to fund organizations across the East Bay in social justice work. We’re keeping it going through 2021 as well! EBCF
  • Bridgespan Group: Audacious Philanthopy: Lessons from 15 world-changing initiatives
  • Candid: Counting down the top five @CandidDotOrg Blog posts for 2020. Number 5: New Years resolutions for board members @GailPerrync
  • New York Times: “We’re not just losing jobs, we’re losing careers.” With theaters and concert halls shuttered, unemployed performers across the U.S. are seeing their life’s work and livelihoods vanish. “We’re not just losing jobs, we’re losing careers.” With theaters and concert halls shuttered, unemployed performers across the U.S. are seeing their life’s work and livelihoods vanish.

Black Lives Matter:

Knocking on Two Million Doors in Georgia (Audra D. S. Burch, NY Times)

The American Nightmare (Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic)

How to Reassure Black Americans That the Vaccine Is Safe (Benjamin Thomas and Monique Smith, NY Times Opinion)

Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom (Catherine Clinton) [based on the Blinkist 16 min. summary of the book]

ICYMI – Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks About “Between the World and Me” and More (The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition)

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