Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/18/19

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:

  • “In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.” NY Times
  • “President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, including on at least one occasion taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials, current and former U.S. officials said.” Washington Post
  • “Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday suffered a humiliating defeat over her plan to withdraw Britain from the European Union, thrusting the country further into political chaos with only 10 weeks to go until it is scheduled to leave the bloc.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Washington Post: For charities, the government shutdown could not have come at a worse time
  • National Council of Nonprofits: .@NatlCouncilNPs calls on #Congress and Administration to end #GovernmentShutdown because it is hurting Americans and #nonprofits. NCN Letter
  • Sharon Stapel, NPCC: From our friends at the @NatlCouncilNPs: The Effects of 2019 Tax-Policy Decisions Will Linger for Decades. It’s Time to Weigh In. (Opinion) Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • California Endowment: BREAKING: The Citizenship question on the 2020 Census has been blocked by a federal judge who said it was “arbitrary” and did not follow procedure. The final decision now moves to The Supreme Court. #StayLoud for #Census2020! Court Blocks Trump Administration From Asking About Citizenship in Census
  • Darren Walker: We must trust those we fund, and fund them adequately to do what they believe is best, not what we think is best. Democracy in Practice: How the Ford Foundation and Its BUILD Grantees Are Changing Philanthropy (NPQ) #BUILD @npquarterly #philanthropy
  • Johnson Center for Philanthropy: 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2019 is out! From growth in nonprofit media to blurring boundaries between business and philanthropy, we’ve scanned the field to help you anticipate and embrace what’s next. #2019Trends
  • Marc Gunther: MacArthur Foundation president Julia Stasch has said that #climate change “threatens to undermine virtually everything we care about as human beings.” So why does @Macfound invest in fossil fuels? My story at Medium #philanthropy
  • NCRP: Progressive foundations’ reliance on restricted grants limits the effectiveness of their grantees — and themselves. The “gig economy” continues to hold back the nonprofit sector #philanthropy @TCCGROUP
  • Anne Wallestad: Today from @npquarterly: A fascinating look at the historical, geographical, mission/field, and institutional contexts that may inform board composition and culture. Cultures of Nonprofit Trusteeship: What Lies Beneath?
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: This classic article from a leading scholar on nonprofit governance has, over the past few years, transformed much of the conversation about where the substantive governance of your nonprofit really resides: Reframing Governance II

Themed Media Selection:

We Believe: The Best Men Can Be | Gillette (Short Film)